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Global Warming and Geoengineering

tor, 04/18/2019 - 16:04

A pre-UNEA4 event, hosted by The Carnegie Climate Engineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), was held on 6 March 2019.  The topic for discussion was Learning to govern geoengineering: insights from different experiences on environmental governance.

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Helen Clark in Conversation with Keshini Navaratnam

tor, 04/18/2019 - 13:01

A Round Table event was organised by The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and took place at the Royal Over-Seas League, in St, James, London on Thursday 11th April 2019 in the packed Hall of India and Pakistan.

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SI Conventions – A MUST FOR ME!

ons, 04/17/2019 - 16:42

by Dawn Marie Lemonds – SI Board member “MELBOURNE, NOTTINGHAM, SAN FRANCISCO, HELSINKI, SYDNEY, GLASCOW, MONTREAL, ISTANBUL, KUALA LUMPUR…… What a lucky lucky Soroptimist I am to have made the commitment in MY Soroptimist Journey to attend every International Convention since 1987!   MY MAP- because of Soroptimists- has many

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SIFAF Update – African Federation is getting ready to go!

ons, 04/17/2019 - 11:32

African Soroptimists have been working very hard all through the past year towards the moment of chartership so that SIFAF , the Soroptimist International Future African Federation, may become SIAF, the Soroptimist International African Federation in 2020.

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Equality in Law for Women and girls

fre, 04/12/2019 - 14:59

Worldwide, 2.5 billion women and girls are affected by discriminatory laws and a lack of legal protection. Dr. Nina Smart reports from Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action, addressing the legal needs of women and girls.

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Post CSW63 – the Agreed Conclusions

man, 04/08/2019 - 12:46

Is the world going to be a better place for women and girls? The Chair of CSW63, H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, the Irish ambassador thinks so, but at what cost?

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 plenary speaker Kanta Kumari Rigaud

fre, 04/05/2019 - 14:14

Meet Kanta Kumari Rigaud, environmental specialist, with more than 25 years of professional experience in natural resources management, environmental management, and climate change adaptation. Plenary speaker at the Soroptimist International Convention 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Make sure to be at KL2019 to hear her view on Climate Action Plan!

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Join the SI 2019 Annual General Meeting

tor, 03/28/2019 - 13:29

It is with great pleasure that we invite all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Soroptimist International. The meeting is being held on Thursday 18 July at the Impiana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The meeting will commence with formal matters, moving onto presentations of three SI

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Your Voice at the United Nations

ons, 03/27/2019 - 12:05

This edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’ includes articles relating to Human Rights history and frameworks, and the 1st World Summit on Leaving No-One Behind. ‘Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks’ This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When Thomas

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 speaker Loretta Mayer

søn, 03/24/2019 - 20:46

Meet another amazing speaker at the Soroptimist International Convention 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Loretta Mayer has done so much for women, most notably in the field of heart disease in women. Make sure to be at KL2019 to hear her vie on Women Leading in Technology and Innovation!

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Reflection on the Outcome of the Fourth Session of the UNEA-4

fre, 03/22/2019 - 16:12

Alongside UNEA-4 was the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) convened from 4-8 March, with informal consultations on 9-10 March, to negotiate the resolutions and decisions to be adopted by UNEA-4.

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Recruitment – SI President Appeal Coordinator

fre, 03/22/2019 - 15:09

Soroptimist International (SI) is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI President Appeal (SI PA) Coordinator. The SI PA Coordinator will work with the SI President Elect, to research and determine the proposed Appeal area of work, which will be ratified by the SI

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Meet ‘Maggie’ – the manageable maths app for girls!

fre, 03/22/2019 - 13:49

Soroptimist International Union of Italy is promoting gender equality in STEM disciplines and training primary school children in logical-mathematical thinking, through 'Maggie' a wonderful free downloadable app!

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FGM in the US – a panel discussion at CSW63

fre, 03/22/2019 - 11:55

The audience heard that 200 million girls were alive today who had survived FGM and that an additional 68 million could be victims of this brutal practice in the by 2030. In addition, 500,000 women or girls living in the US were described as being at risk or having undergone FGM.

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CSW63 The Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Health and Well-being

fre, 03/22/2019 - 10:51

A blog by Daria Sievers is a Clinical and Forensic Social Worker licensed in California, attending CSW63 for the first time as a delegate representing Soroptimist International of Marin County.'Advancing Women's Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course: Focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Universal Health Coverage'. 

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CSW Do we make a difference?

fre, 03/22/2019 - 10:12

Many will know that for several years my main interest in CSW is its role in celebrating and promoting gender equality, reminding the world that we still have a long way to go to achieve this. Since 2015, SDG 5 has given a focus to gender equality, but as we keep reminding ourselves,  gender equality also features in all the other SDGs.

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SI President’s Message: World Water Day 2019

tor, 03/21/2019 - 12:03

On World Water Day, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen discusses access to Water, SDG6, a key focus for the organisation alongside SDG 4 and SDG5 this biennium. One of the global challenges of our time, water is the source of life for every single living being on the planet and essential for economies to thrive.

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An Inspiring Story and a Cautionary Tale

ons, 03/20/2019 - 16:04

A blog by SI UN Representative, New York, Marie D’Amato-Rizzi Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services in the Fight against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery “During this CSW side event, two panelists really caught my attention.  The first was inspiring; the second was an eye-opener. Dr. Lourdes Green

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A CSW63 Adventure begins!

ons, 03/20/2019 - 13:55

A blog by Sue Simpson –SI of Oceanside-Carlsbad  “Our adventure in NYC at the CSW63 began Saturday March 9th, meeting SIOC friendship links club SI Kisumu’s member Dolphine Anyango.  Dophine, Teri, Sue and Michelle became fast friends on an amazing adventure in NYC advocating for the advancement of women and

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The Definition of Empowerment in the Context of Agenda 2030

ons, 03/20/2019 - 13:18

A blog by Ogechi Pepsie Adiukwu “The CSW parallel event on the definition of empowerment in the context of Agenda 2030 was an enlightening event with a vast amount of information and enthusiasm, chaired by Zarin Hainsworth, co-founder ADVANCE. The speakers employed a combination of knowledgeable and intuitive explanation of

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