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The fifty-eighth Session of the Commission for Social Development

tir, 01/28/2020 - 12:08

The fifty-eighth session of the Commission for Social Development  (CSocD58) will take place from 10 to 19 February 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development section of international development. This year, CSocD is celebrating the 75th anniversary of

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The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women

man, 01/27/2020 - 10:04

The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will join together with 100 delegates of Soroptimist International (SI).

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Business and Innovation Through Sustainable Living

fre, 01/24/2020 - 10:59

Following the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition, SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, blogs about the positive effects of sustainable diets and food sourcing on the global economy and environment.

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International Day of Education

tor, 01/23/2020 - 16:43

SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, Blogs about the important role of Education and its effects on people, prosperity, the planet and peace.

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Mariet Verhoef-Cohen receives Global Impact Award

tor, 01/23/2020 - 12:53

In recognition of her work at Soroptimist International and Women for Water Partnership, The Evolutionary Business Council has announced our very own Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as winner of its prestigious GLOBAL IMPACT Award for 2019 in the 6th Annual EBC Awards of Excellence.

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The Generation Equality Forum

ons, 01/22/2020 - 14:26

The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-led, multi-stakeholder gathering taking place within the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, with two major meetings to be held in Mexico, 7-8 May 2020 and Paris, 7-10 July 2020. The Forum is convened by UN Women, and co-chaired by France and Mexico, and is in partnership with Global Civil Society.

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‘Lets Keep On Moving Forward’ toward Equality, Development and Peace

tir, 01/21/2020 - 13:16

Let's keep moving foreward! Dawn Marie Lemonds takes us back to 1995.

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The Presence of Women in UN Peacekeeper Operations

man, 01/06/2020 - 13:07

SI UN Representative in New York, Maria Fornella-Oehninger, discusses the effects of incorporating women in UN Peacekeeping operations.

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Make Science Accessible

man, 01/06/2020 - 12:11

SI UN Representative in Paris, Marie-Christine Gries blogs about UNESCO's decision to support and develop the practice of sharing scientific knowledge and research.

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2020 – Next Step on the Journey towards Equality

man, 01/06/2020 - 09:12

A warm welcome to 2020 and I look forward to our mutual cooperation in meeting our goals, fulfilling the dreams of women and girls, and sharing fun and laughter with Soroptimist friends.

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A Letter from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

fre, 12/20/2019 - 11:41

As my term as your President draws to a close, we reflect on progress and look forward to the future.

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Soroptimists advocating for Gender Equality

ons, 12/18/2019 - 13:47

A conference as part of a European Union-funded project, 'Soroptimists Advocate Gender Equality (SAGE) in Work'. Best practices from various countries were shared as well as valuable insights for progresses to 'bridge the glass cliff'.

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Your Voice at the U.N.

tor, 12/12/2019 - 14:29

This edition of 'Your Voice at the UN' follows the recent work of SI's UN Representatives in Paris, with particular focus on the 40th Session of the UNESCO General Conference.

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Activism is about Passion – Meet Gift Abu, Nigeria #SoroptimistSix

tor, 12/12/2019 - 14:09

Gift Abu is one of the SI Road to Equality #SoroptimistSix - a trained nurse and midwife in Nigeria, and an Anti-FGM Media activist since 2013.

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A warm invitation to the SIFAF 5th Biennial Conference 2020

ons, 12/11/2019 - 15:01

An opportunity to be inspired by joining Soroptimists from all over Africa and beyond, to energise, network, and enjoy tours, opportunities, and social events.

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Human Rights Day

man, 12/09/2019 - 22:52

The theme of this years' Human rights Day is 'Youth Standing Up for Human Rights'.

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Grassroots work to #ENDFGM in The Gambia – Lisa Camara #SoroptimistSix

man, 12/09/2019 - 17:19

Soroptimist International is delighted to introduce you to Mam Lisa Camara, one of our SI Road to Equality #SoroptimistSix. So vital on our Road to Equality – your support of the President’s Appeal, 2019-2021 will empower Lisa and others in their work within their own countries at the grassroots level,

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I want to tell the world #ENDFGM

man, 12/09/2019 - 13:13

Soroptimist International is delighted to introduce you to Sadia Hussein, Kenya, an ambitious and accomplished young woman, and one of our SI Road to Equality #SoroptimistSix. So vital on our Road to Equality – your support of the President’s Appeal, 2019-2021 will empower Sadia and others in their work within

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Writing a new refugee story

fre, 12/06/2019 - 15:34

The refugee crisis is a gender-based violence crisis. A brave community of refugee girls are using their stories to tell us why. An article by Anne K. Ream What does it mean to be a refugee today? In an era when borders are closing, nationalism is rising, and politicians and

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Protection of rights & Prevention of Violence #16daysofActivism

tor, 12/05/2019 - 16:39

The Fourth World Conference of Women’s Shelters (4WCWS) was held at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in southern Taiwan.  The Opening Ceremony was on 5 November and advocates from 100 nations, with 1,400 government and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) representatives in attendance, eager to share ideas on how to improve women’s shelters

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