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NEW Series of SI Voices Webinars

The SI Voices Series of Webinars is preparing to kick off with the first in a three-part Series centred on the Sixty Sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, taking place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Join the Soroptimist International Advocacy Team for Session One, a

SI President’s Message 2021

To all my fellow Soroptimists, It has been a pleasure serving as your Soroptimist International President over the last two years and meeting so many new faces, whilst reconnecting with those I have known for years. As I reflect on the journey, we know there have been detours, but there

Our Voice at the UN – December

This edition takes a look at how SI is actively advocating for the ratification and implementation of the ILO C-190 to end harrassment in the workplace, and brings news from CoNGO's Civil Society Summit on Substantiative Issues. But first, let's kick start with the latest news on CSW 66...  

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

25 November is The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. We begin the annual event with a message from your SI President, Sharon Fisher, together with a wonderful collaboration and contribution from the five

Challenges of Climate Change: SI Signs Joint COP26 Statement

As world leaders and member states gear up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place from 31 October – 12 November 2021, 62 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have joined together, as part of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), to issue

Our Voice at the UN – Geneva – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of this special edition of 'Our Voice at the UN', focussing on the United Nation's office of Geneva (UNOG). First up, let's hear from Berthe, Stacy, and Donatella, as they list their key areas of interest and share some of their hopes for the future: Left

Our Voice at the UN – Geneva – Part 1

Feature image left to right: Berthe De Vos, Donatella Benjamin, Stacy Ciulik. This edition of Our Voice at the UN takes a look at the work of SI's United Nations Representatives in Geneva. Part 1 introduces SI's newest UN Representative in Geneva, and brings news from the 48th Session of the

Opening Doors to a Bright Future – Cambodia

“Opening Doors to a Bright Future” is the Soroptimist International (SI) President’s Appeal, 2021-2023. With plans to establish Appeal projects in each of the five Soroptimist Federations, we are excited to announce the first project “Education and Learning in Cambodia throughout the life course” taking place within the Federation of

100th Event Guest Host Billie Wildrick

We are delighted to announce Billie Wildrick as the Soroptimist International 100th Birthday Event Guest Host, who will share her skills live from the 100 studio, helping to ensure smooth runnings, read out your questions, and introduce many of the segments and stories that will showcase Soroptimist International and its

100th Event Speaker Soon-Young Yoon

A warm welcome to Speaker Soon-Young Yoon, who is the United Nations (UN) representative for the International Alliance of Women and author of “Citizen of the World—Soon-Young and the UN” (Ewha Womans University Press, 2021). In  2019, she was appointed to the Gender Advisory Panel convened by H. E. Ambassador

Welcome to Speaker Emilia Reyes

Emilia Reyes has specialised in gender responsive public policies and budgets linked to sustainable development, including comprehensive disaster risk management and climate change; in those fields she has trained governmental officers from the Legislative, Judiciary and Executive Branch, as well as officers from United Nations agencies at national and regional

5 Ways to Take Action for Women and Girls

Taking Action on Behalf of Women and Girls in Afghanistan It is impossible not to have been affected by the stories, news and images coming out of Afghanistan over the last few weeks. The Afghan people, including many women and girls, clearly are fearful of what is to come. Already

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