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President’s Message: When nature calls

SoroptiVoiceBlog - søn, 11/18/2018 - 10:13

SI President's Message on world toilet day. This year World Toilet Day focuses on wastewater, continuing the theme of World Water Day. Inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, this annual event is an important day on the Soroptimist calendar.

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Women, Water & Leadership Webinar November 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 11/14/2018 - 15:54

SI President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Webinar November 2018  

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Soroptimists educating and empowering Rwandan women and children

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 11/14/2018 - 13:37

SI Advocacy Manager, Catherine Dunmore, discusses her recent visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where she met Soroptimists and saw education and empowerment projects in action.

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Contemporary Enslavement and Trafficking of Women and Girls – UNODC Vienna

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 11/07/2018 - 11:43

Around 800 Government representatives, crime experts and civil society partners met in Vienna, 15 - 19 October, 2018, for the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC)

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SI President’s Message: Be a #WWLSoroptimist

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 11/06/2018 - 14:47

10th December, Human Rights Day is traditionally the day Soroptimists show their support for the International President‘s Appeal.

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45th session of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/30/2018 - 17:37

The 45th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) convened 15-19 October 2018 in Rome, Italy. Established in 1974 and reformed in 2009, the CFS serves as an inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

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Founder of European Soroptimist Federation Suzanne Noël honoured

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/30/2018 - 12:24

On September 27, 2018, the French Union of Soroptimist International paid tribute to Dr. Suzanne Noël (1878-1954), by inaugurating a commemorative plaque on the facade of the building located at 36 Avenue Charles Floquet in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, where Suzanne Noël lived during the last 15 years of

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Happy Birthday LA!

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/30/2018 - 12:00

“A 96th birthday celebration was held at Trail’s Cafe in Griffith Park, a famous Los Angeles landmark, where Soroptimist International of LA (SILA), dedicated a Soroptimist Grove first in 1947 and again in 1955. SILA’s President, Jessica Washington, together with a few members, our Camino Real Region Governor, Ana Maria

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The UN Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/30/2018 - 11:57

The Final Draft Outcome Document of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was transmitted to the United Nations General Assembly by its President on 13 July, 2018.  It was approved by consensus of the United Nations Member States. https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/sites/default/files/180711_final_draft_0.pdf. It will now go forward for adoption

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Ending Hunger in the World: Why the Female Factor?

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/16/2018 - 15:16

A blog by Dr Theresa W Devasahayam, SI UN Representative (Bangkok) and Secretary (Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS)) “The last century has seen an explosion in population. A pressing concern is the accessibility to food as more people are added to the world. Since the 1950s, the Green Revolution ignited

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International Day for Rural Women

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 10/15/2018 - 10:34

Since 2008, 15 October has been marked as the International Day of Rural Women. Women and girls play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. Read the SI Statement on rural women here. This years’ theme is ‘Sustainable infrastructure,

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International Day of the Girl 2018 – SIA Career Support for Girls

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 10/11/2018 - 19:48

After much research, input from educators, and focus groups with members and girls themselves, SIA developed and launched its newest program- “Dream it Be It: Career Support program” curriculum, focus in 2015. This program delivers a curriculum designed for girls 14-18 years old and a few different “models” of styles for implementing the program including a Day Long Workshop, or a 7-8 Week Seminar series.  

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Women are living longer, but are we ageing well?

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 10/01/2018 - 11:04

Today there are 700 million people world-wide over age 60, and it is expected to increase to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2 billion by 2050 when 20% of the global population will be over 60.

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Soroptimist International Meetings Budapest

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/27/2018 - 12:08

By Deborah Thomas, Global Executive Director “Soroptimist International recently held a series of meetings in Budapest, Hungary, these included a review and planning day, formal board meeting and the annual general meeting. Soroptimist International brings together our international leaders from all around the globe to review, monitor and plan our

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SI President’s Message: International Day of Peace

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/20/2018 - 15:26

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and amongst all nations and peoples. The theme for International Day of Peace 2018 is “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”.

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So What? Part One

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/20/2018 - 11:27

The Interlinkages Between Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Part 1 of 4 by SI UN Representative, Angela Sauvage One of the most powerful elements about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is their interconnectedness.  Simply put, we cannot achieve one Goal without achieving the others. 

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Opening of the 73rd General Assembly at the United Nations in New York, September 18, 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/20/2018 - 10:53

A blog by SI UN Representative, Marie D’Amato-Rizzi “The 73rd meeting of the United Nations General Assembly was begun by its President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces of Ecuador. As only the fourth woman to hold this position since the founding of the United Nations, she noted that this should encourage

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SIA Taiwan Region participate in Human Trafficking & Leadership Workshops

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 09/19/2018 - 12:18

SIA Taiwan Region participated in the 2018 International Workshop on Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking and the 2018 Workshop of Leadership Eminence Acceleration Program for Women in Asia Pacific. Helen Yang of the SIA Taiwan Region reports. “Since 2007, Taiwan government has been hosting International Workshop on Strategies for Combating

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Report on the Symposium UNESCO, 7 September 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/17/2018 - 14:46

Introduction by SI Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur “Reading is the greatest gift you can give a woman or girl because literacy opens the door to the world and is critical for achieving social and economic empowerment. 8 September, International Literacy Day, saw events take place around the world to

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President’s Message: International Literacy Day

SoroptiVoiceBlog - lør, 09/08/2018 - 08:30

The theme of this years'  International Literacy Day is ‘Literacy and skills development’ – with a focus on integrated approaches that connect literacy learning and skills development within the lifelong learning framework.

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