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Five Minutes With Cynthia Martin – Convention Secretary SI Convention Kuala Lumpur

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 08/03/2018 - 10:20

The next ‘Five Minutes With’ interview with the SI Convention Committee is with Cynthia Martin. Name: Cynthia Martin Club: SI Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Position in Committee: Convention Secretary   Q: How long have you been a Soroptimist and when did you join the organisation “Almost three years – I joined

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A Soroptimist reports on the AIDS 2018 Conference

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 08/01/2018 - 17:27

Mary Muia, Kenyan Soroptimist, reports on the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 23-27 2018. Clear links exist between gender inequality and the risk of HIV infection.

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SI President’s Video: Human Trafficking

SoroptiVoiceBlog - søn, 07/29/2018 - 18:57

Soroptimist International President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen sends a video message to Soroptimists on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2018.  

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Modern Slavery

SoroptiVoiceBlog - lør, 07/28/2018 - 11:00

How much do we know about it – What can we do to combat the problem A blog by Dr. J Kay Richmond, Chairman of the UK Programme Action Committee Despite international concern and action to combat this modern scourge, the ILO estimated, in 2016, that there are 40.3 million

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July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 07/27/2018 - 11:00

Soroptimists respond A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor  “Many years ago (too many for me to remember but probably almost 20) I attended a Soroptimist Convention at which a young woman spoke about the horrors of trading in human lives, how little was known about it and how

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Five Minutes With the SI Convention Committee – Indira Devi Naidu

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 07/24/2018 - 10:15

Early Bird Booking has now opened for the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  In the next in our series of ‘Five Minutes With’ interviews with the SI Convention Committee, we speak to Indira Devi Naidu. Name: Indira Devi Naidu Club: SI Bangsar. Malaysia Position in Committee: Public

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Plastics and the HLPF 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - søn, 07/22/2018 - 10:00

A blog by Janet Hall Schempf SI Anchorage on Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA “The United Nation’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is meeting this month to discuss progress towards Sustainable Development Goals.  Over the course of the two-week meeting, the topic of ‘plastics’ is considered from many angles,

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Five Minutes With the SI Convention Committee – Siew Yong Gnanalingam

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 07/18/2018 - 15:02

Name: Siew Yong Gnanalingam, SI Petaling Jaya, SI International Convention Chair of SI Convention KL 2019 Q: How long have you been a Soroptimist and when did you join the organisation? “I joined in January of 1994”. Q: Please share with us a memorable experience of being a Soroptimist? “When I

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The Global Compact to Promote Safe and Orderly Migration is Finalised

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 07/16/2018 - 10:44

A blog by Linda Witong, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy “On July 13, we were able to participate in a historic moment. On that date, more than 190 countries agreed on a Global Compact to Promote Safe and Orderly Migration culminating lengthy and often contentious negotiations after more than a

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Leadership and the SDGs – HLPF

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 07/13/2018 - 17:44

A blog by Nicole Pantaleo, SI Marin County “What is leadership? “The process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” (Rauch & Behling) Is the traditional leadership model relevant in today’s ever-changing world? What other forms of leadership can be more effective for the public sector? Do

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Science and Technology – are we ready for rapid acceleration?

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 07/12/2018 - 15:36

A report by Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur – A snapshot from ‘Advancing science, technology and innovation for SDGs’ “An objective of this session was to explore policies and actions for advancing science, technology and innovation in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as envisaged in

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Business as Usual? HLPF Day Two – SDG7

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 07/11/2018 - 10:38

Day Two of the HLPF 2018  at UN Headquarters, New York saw thematic reviews focused on: transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies – building resilience; and advancing science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDGs. In the afternoon, the review of SDG implementation continued, with a session on SDG 7

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Five Minutes With the SI Convention Committee – Saradha Narayanan

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 07/11/2018 - 10:05

 In the second edition of ‘Five Minutes With’ we talk to Dr. Saradha Narayanan, Programme Coordinator 1, SI Convention Committee 2019.   Name: Dr. Saradha Narayanan SI Club: SI Club of Damansara, Malaysia Position in Committee: Programme Coordinator 1 SI Convention KL 2019   Q: When did you join the

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The Promise of Action – Opening Day at the HLPF 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 07/10/2018 - 14:55

The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), opened on Monday 9 July 18 July. SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, SI Director of Advocacy Bev Bucur and the SI UN Representatives, New York, joined more than a thousand government, business, and civil society leaders to discuss progress made by countries towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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High-Level Political Forum 2018

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 07/04/2018 - 17:37

The high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development will meet for two weeks, from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The theme is 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

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Education, Food Security and Health in Long Tanyit, Sarawak

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 07/02/2018 - 12:51

Sarawak and Sabah are situated on the island of Borneo, the third largest island in the world north of the Equator. Sarawak is known for its rugged, dense rainforest and Sabah is famed for its 4,095-metre-tall Mount Kinabalu. The indigenous people living in Malaysian Borneo face threats from climate change,

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Mwihoko Women Group, Kenya

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/29/2018 - 12:23

Nakuru County, meaning ‘a dusty place’ is located North-West of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, situated in the former Rift Valley province. Agriculture is seen to be the backbone of the county and it is here that the first of five International President’s Appeal projects is gathering momentum, working with the Mwihoko

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Five Minutes With – SI Convention Committee

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/29/2018 - 11:52

The Early Bird Booking for the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019, to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, opens on the 21 July 2019!  In the run up to this date, we commence a series of ‘Five Minutes With’ interviews with the members of the Convention Committee, to find out

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