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Part Two – CSW62 Webinar

fre, 02/16/2018 - 14:41

SI will be hosting the second in a two-part webinar series, intended to inform and inspire Soroptimists in the run up to CSW62. You are invited to register for CSW 62 - Part Two - Your Questions Answered
3 March 2018 8:00 PM GMT.

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SI President’s Message: ACUNS, CSW and introducing the new SI Board

fre, 02/09/2018 - 10:44

It has been a busy start to 2018 with exciting changes taking place to the SI board that will see a new structure taking shape, more aligned with the SI mission, purpose and priorities. Sharon Fisher is announced as the new SI President Elect, commencing 1 January, bringing a wealth

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CSW62 Soroptimist Advocacy Resources

tir, 02/06/2018 - 14:28

Welcome to the Soroptimist International Advocacy Resource Pack. This pack should equip Soroptimists with key information to support you in your advocacy work at CSW62, making it possible for Soroptimists to speak with a global voice for women and girls. Please keep the pack with you whilst you attend events

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

man, 02/05/2018 - 16:53

Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - is a global issue that continues to present challenges for Soroptimists when attempting to improve the lives of women and girls. Though a difficult subject to discuss, it is important that we face the ugly truth about FGM.

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CSW62 Webinar – An Introduction

man, 02/05/2018 - 13:24

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.   A Soroptimist delegation will join representatives of Member States, UN entities, and other ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all over the world.

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Making Women and Girls’ Rights and Well-Being ‘Standard’ Practice

tir, 01/23/2018 - 12:50

A blog by SI UN Representative in Geneva, Angela Sauvage, who began her role in November 2017. Angela advocates for fair and humane migration and immigration policies and powerful partnerships that promote gender equality and education of women and girls. Angela is an international brand marketing strategist centred on building brands

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Soroptimists Working to End Modern Day Slavery

tor, 01/18/2018 - 12:37

The 3rd Biennial Southwest Conference Against Trafficking (SWCAT), took place in Ontario California, from 11 - 13 January 2018. Over 200 conference participants gathered together from 8 states in USA, and two countries – approximately 30 of whom were Soroptimist members.

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#4 Your Voice at the United Nations

fre, 01/12/2018 - 12:42

This edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’ includes articles on the Global Compact on Migration and UN Environment Assembly.   NGO-CSW Vienna   In November 2017, SI UN Representative in Vienna, Martina Gredler was re-elected as chair of NGO-CSW Vienna. On 24 November, ACUNS/NGO CSW Vienna/UNODC/Committee on Ageing partnered

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Sharon Fisher announced SI President Elect

tor, 12/21/2017 - 16:07

Soroptimist International President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen is delighted to announce Sharon Fisher, as the new SI President Elect.

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SI President’s Message: Wishing you a peaceful and successful 2018

tir, 12/19/2017 - 11:04

Watch a video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen to Soroptimists around the world.

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The Mwihoko Women Group, Kenya and the SI President’s Appeal

man, 12/18/2017 - 10:40

The first of five projects to be supported on five continents, the International President’s Appeal 2017-2019, ‘Women, Water and Leadership’ is funding the Mwihoko Women Group in Kenya, which formed in 2005, with the aim of improving the economic and social livelihood of its membership of 22 women.

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International Migrants Day

søn, 12/17/2017 - 22:16

In 2000, the General Assembly, named 18 December, International Migrants Day. The theme for 2017 is Safe Migration in a World on the Move. Earlier this year, Ulla Madsen, Past President of Soroptimist International of Europe, made a presentation as a panellist at the side event ‘Safeguarding unaccompanied migrant minors from

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SI of the Americas – Supporting a woman’s dream to become an educator

ons, 12/13/2017 - 17:44

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families, by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Each year, more than : $2.1 million in education grants are awarded to more than 1,500 women. This year, SIA is honoured to award $10,000 to three passionate, hard-working, strong women, one of whom is Sara, now pursuing her dreams of becoming an educator. Here is her story.

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President’s Message: Water – A Basic Human Right

lør, 12/09/2017 - 11:21

Each year, SI clubs support thousands of projects, each focusing on the SI mission of Educating, Empowering and Enabling women and girls. Today, on International Day, I invite you to harness your collective power in support of the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal, 2017-2019, and make a tangible difference to the lives of women and girls most in need.

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Women, Water and Leadership Webinar

lør, 12/09/2017 - 10:40

In recognition of 10 December, Human Rights Day and International Day for Soroptimists world-wide, SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen presents a recently recorded webinar on the SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019, ‘Women, Water and Leadership’. To donate to the International President’s Appeal please do so through your own Federation. To find out

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Alternative Rite of Passage – empowering young girls to protect themselves against FGM

fre, 12/08/2017 - 12:16

CIFORD Kenya, run by Margaret Ikiara, an SI Meru member, ran the Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) seminars, aimed at teenagers under pressure from peers and the community to undergo FGM.

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The SI President’s Appeal – picture this…

fre, 12/08/2017 - 11:08

While there is no doubt that progress has been made both in access to water and sanitation and in the protection of fresh water sources, it is still true that in some countries, and particularly in rural areas, high water stress levels indicate a scarcity of water in the future.

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Towards a Pollution Free Planet – UNEA3

ons, 12/06/2017 - 13:05

The UN Environment Assembly, the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, gathers in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017 under the overarching theme of pollution, and more specifically Water Pollution, Land Pollution, Marine Pollution, Air Pollution, and Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

fre, 12/01/2017 - 16:54

The UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually held on 2 December to raise awareness of the atrocities of modern slavery. The focus of this day is on eradicating all forms of slavery, such as child labour, forced marriage, forced labour, bonded labour, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

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Railing Against Abuse – Dame Joan Collins joins Soroptimists to march against violence

fre, 12/01/2017 - 14:24

Hosted by Soroptimist International of Weston-super-Mare, ‘RAILING AGAINST ABUSE’ saw Dame Joan Collins join Soroptimists on a march on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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