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Introducing Ayo – Soroptimists Supporting Youth Activism to End FGM & Child Marriage #16days

ons, 12/04/2019 - 11:39

Soroptimist International is delighted to introduce you to Ayodeji Bello, 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 Ayo and others in their work within their

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When a journalist comes to call #16days

ons, 12/04/2019 - 08:38

In June 2020 President-Elect, Sharon Fisher, Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur, and SI United Nations New York Representative, Bette Levy, attended the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Women Deliver is a leading global advocate for gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. 8,000 people

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Elder Women – Violence and Discrimination #16days

man, 12/02/2019 - 13:59

Age discrimination is a widespread phenomenon: in all countries of the world older people may endure physical, sexual, psychological, verbal or financial violence.

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An Ethical Approach to Artificial Intelligence

fre, 11/29/2019 - 15:08

A blog by Rina Dupriet, as she joined fellow SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) event ‘Youth Voices and the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Human-Centred Approach’, in Paris. “The two panels were organised by UNESCO. The first panel was

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End Child Marriage #16Days

fre, 11/29/2019 - 13:15

SI Advocacy Advisor, Hannah Agius, discusses the need for community specific responses to the issue of child marriage.

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Human Trafficking #16Days

tor, 11/28/2019 - 15:09

In 1995 at the Beijing 4th World Conference, Human Slavery/Human Trafficking was seen as 'hardly an issue', and yet, the practice was viewed to be a priority for many Soroptimists already working in this area through an International Quadrennial Project taking place in Thailand.

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The Weight of Words

tor, 11/28/2019 - 12:35

SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries reviews the new UNESCO handbook for journalists reporting Violence Against Women and Girls.

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Sleepwalking into catastrophe – Climate Change #16Days

tir, 11/26/2019 - 17:28

The world is still 'sleepwalking' into the 'catastrophe' known as climate change - even though we have been warned that climate impacts are now hitting harder and sooner than climate assessments indicated even a decade ago.

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The Power of Education

tir, 11/26/2019 - 17:12

SI UN Representative in Paris, Rina Dupriet explains how education is key to reducing gender inequalities.

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Education for Sustainable Development and Climate Action

tir, 11/26/2019 - 15:36

Education for Sustainable Development is not an ‘extra’ but rather an integral part of any strategy to combat the effects of climate change.

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Work Can Be a Dangerous Place for Women #16Days

man, 11/25/2019 - 16:58

We spend most of our waking hours at work and it is an important part of our lives; however, statistics show that millions of women are victims of violence at work.

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How can we achieve the global education goal SDG 4?

man, 11/25/2019 - 12:32

Following her attendance at the 40th UNESCO General Conference in Paris, SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, explains the need for collecting reliable data in order to better identify gaps in the education sector.

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FGM – My Story #16Days

man, 11/25/2019 - 10:52

Today, 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and Day One of the 16 Days of Activism. Today we deliver a powerful story written by Soroptimist Asha Abulrahman, and an equally moving video - both of which paint a very real and alarming picture of the dangers and lifechanging effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on women and girls.

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SI Road to Equality – #ENDFGM & the Soroptimist Six

fre, 11/22/2019 - 16:28

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce its first collaboration on The Road to Equality, the SI President’s Appeal, 2019-2021. Working with the highly influential Global Media Campaign to End FGM, SI Road to Equality is to support the Soroptimist Six, inspired and determined women activists making a difference in their own countries, to bring Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to an end.

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Your Voice at the UN

tir, 11/19/2019 - 15:09

This month's edition focuses on the Beijing +25 Review Forum held in Geneva, 28-29 October. The forum gathered together member states and civil society actors to review progress made in achieving gender equality across the UNECE region since the the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was first adopted in 1995.

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FINANCING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

tor, 11/14/2019 - 12:06

SI Statements Advisor, Pat Black explains that gender budgeting is not a cost, it's an investment.

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The Journey to Age Equality

tor, 11/14/2019 - 11:15

SI UN Representative, Marion Prechtl reports from the Symposium on Aging in Vienna and explains the role of new technologies and artificial intelligence in improving the well being of older persons.

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change

tor, 11/07/2019 - 13:21

A blog by SI UN Representative, Kristin Reynisdottir and SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius following their attendance at a panel discussion regarding the role of women's resource centres in providing entrepreneurial opportunities for women in rural communities.

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Gender Equality: areas of progress vs. key obstacles

tor, 11/07/2019 - 12:15

SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius takes her first look inside the UN office of Geneva and summarises her key takeaways from the Beijing Platform for Action+25 Regional Review Forum.

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Beijing+25 – Ending Violence against Women and Girls

ons, 11/06/2019 - 15:14

The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organized by

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