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Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50-50 by 2030

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 03/19/2018 - 12:17

"UN Women partnered with an extensive group of civil society organisations on Thursday, to hold an innovative flagship event - Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50-50 by 2030: every rural woman and girl everywhere

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Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 03/19/2018 - 08:50

CSW62 event hosted by The Permanent Missions of Argentina, Bangladesh, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, and United Kingdom to the UN, 14 March 2018

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CSW62 Consultation Day

SoroptiVoiceBlog - lør, 03/17/2018 - 12:02

The NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day was held on 11 March 2018.

The purpose of NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day is to set the stage for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings (12-23 March 2018)

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Little Stones Documentary on Art & Gender Equity

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/16/2018 - 17:00

Little Stones is an award-winning documentary uniting the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities.

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Inspirational Women

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/16/2018 - 13:27

"One of the most amazing experiences in returning to CSW is that of meeting inspirational women. Some of them are those whom we meet every year. Long-term campaigners and activists who never give up on the cause they are fighting for.

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Economic Empowerment for Rural Women

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/16/2018 - 12:53

Rural women are the key agents in sustainable development and their empowerment is vital to achieving the full, effective and accelerated implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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#5 Your Voice at the United Nations

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/16/2018 - 12:49

Welcome to the new edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’   Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust  by: Sandy Hecker, SI UN Representative, New York In the past four years I have attended yearly, an event and on 31 January, 2018 in the

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Irish eyes are smiling at CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/15/2018 - 17:58

"St Patrick’s Day is approaching fast in New York. It is celebrated here with even greater enthusiasm than in Ireland. On 14 March, the NGO briefing was led by the Republic of Ireland Chair of CSW, Ambassador Geraldine Nason Byrne, who proclaimed her 'Irishness', but demonstrated that she is an international woman by switching between French, English and Irish Gaelic during the course of a half hour conversation.

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HerStory – Championing girl-driven community change

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/15/2018 - 17:11

The power of storytelling to transform lives and communities was on display Wednesday 14 March at CSW62. A side event entitled "HerStory: Her Voice. Our Future - Championing Girl-Driven Community Change" illustrated girls' education, empowerment and enablement at the grass roots level in three countries.

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Women Peace and Security – CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/15/2018 - 07:13

At the Commission on the Status of Women there are hundreds of possible panels, workshops and events to attend. Cathy Standiford, Soroptimist International of Americas, joined NGO representatives from many countries, for an informal conversation on women's participation in decision making at all levels, to protect the rights of women and girls, and prevent gender-based violence and war.

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Ministerial Round Table 2 – Good Practices in the empowerment of rural women and girls

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/14/2018 - 13:54

Ministerial Round Table 2 'Good practices in the empowerment of rural women and girls, including through access to education, infrastructure, technology and nutrition'

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SI Parallel event ‘Solutions to the multi-layered issues faced by rural women’

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/13/2018 - 14:56

Soroptimist International’s first parallel event at CSW62: a 360° view of the issues facing rural women. Introduction by SI Advocacy Director, Bev Bucur and Moderated by SI President, Mariet Cohen.

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An Interview with Puan Sri Siew Yong, SI Convention Chair 2019

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/13/2018 - 12:38

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will host the 21st Soroptimist International Convention, 2019. The first Asian city to host the SI Convention, the event will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 18 – 21 July 2019. Here we take a little time with Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, who

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CSW62 Opening Session

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/13/2018 - 11:40

As the spotlight falls on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women 2018, Pat brings us details of the Opening Ceremony which took place on 12 March 2018.

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SI CSW Webinar One and Two

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/09/2018 - 18:50

Two successful SI CSW Webinars were held during recent weeks, designed to explore the Commission on the Status of Women - discussing many associated topics, including what to expect when visiting the annual event, and giving detailed information and knowledge, with Webinar two also offering the opportunity to ask questions to the SI United Nations Representatives in New York.

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Behind the scenes at CSocD

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/07/2018 - 14:11

Did you ever wonder how these commissions, forums and other multiday meetings actually happen? Soroptimist International New York representatives Marie D’Amato Rizzi and Bette Levy explain all that goes on behind the scenes to arrange a recent meeting at the United Nations headquarters, the 56th Commission for Social Development. “It takes a lot

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SI President’s Message: International Women’s Day 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/07/2018 - 12:39

This International Women's Day, SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen shares a video message with Soroptimists worldwide.

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SI Future African Federation Conference 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/07/2018 - 11:56

The 2018 Soroptimist Internation Future African Federation (SIFAF) Conference will take place at the Hotel El Andalous Lounge and Spa, Marrakesh, Morocco, from 20th to 22nd of April, 2018, with the inspiring theme of Together We Can. SI President, Mariet Verhoef Cohen is focused on making SIFAF a reality by

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An Interview with SI Director of Advocacy Bev Bucur

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/01/2018 - 15:07

Over 90 Soroptimist delegates will be heading to New York in just over a week, for the start of the Commission on the Status of Women 2018 (CSW62). Here, we interview SI Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur, who discusses the importance of CSW, her expectations for this year and she

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SI Events at CSW62

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/01/2018 - 11:19

From 12 – 23 March 2017, the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will take place in the United Nations headquarters in New York. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The event occurs annually, providing

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