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CSW63 Written Statement

tir, 01/15/2019 - 13:42

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019. The Priority theme is Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The

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‘Tis the season – FGM

fre, 12/21/2018 - 10:37

December is a month of miracles, when many families around the world celebrate together, share gifts and renew their faith through meaningful rituals that affirm beliefs. In many homes, this includes the preparations for a girl's 'fixing' or 'initiation' or 'getting her ready for marriage.

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Why is Social Protection so Important for Women?

ons, 12/19/2018 - 11:15

Social protection measures include adequate food, a living wage, essential healthcare, and unemployment benefits so those most vulnerable falling into poverty are protected. Social protection is critical for inclusive and sustainable development.

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SI President’s Message: New Year

tir, 12/18/2018 - 15:18

As 2018 draws to a close, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohn sends a video message to Soroptimists worldwide.

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SI President’s Appeal tackles Sustainable Development Goals

fre, 12/07/2018 - 16:19

At the heart of Soroptimist International’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals is the International President’s Appeal 2017 – 2019 on Women Water and Leadership. Whilst focusing on SDGs 4, 5 and 6, the President’s Appeal is also addressing many other elements of the SDGs as it promotes the equal inclusion of women in water resource governance over five continents.

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SI President’s Message: Human Rights Day 2018

tor, 12/06/2018 - 11:45

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. As we take time to pause a reflect on another year passed, we consider what Human Rights means to us all. In the year ahead, we will draw energy and inspiration from our fellow Soroptimists and continue to educate, empower and enable women and girls, and act and advocate, to achieve human rights for all.

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World Soil Day – Nature-Based Solutions

ons, 12/05/2018 - 16:29

On World Soil Day, 5 December 2018, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen spoke at the event 'Nature-Based Solutions for land, soil and water management; a new paradigm for sustainable agricultural development' at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Southern Poland. 

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Meet Stayka and Stoyka, WeWash, Bulgaria

man, 12/03/2018 - 11:12

“Raising hope that out street will finally be repaired” “I am Stayka Gocheva from Sulitsa in the Stara Zagora Municipality of Bulgaria. I live on street 11. I hold the mandate of residents on this street to advocate for the urgent need of its rehabilitation.  This street has an eleven-year

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Recruitment for SI United Nations Representatives in Geneva

fre, 11/30/2018 - 17:52

Soroptimist International is looking to appoint United Nations Representatives in the Geneva area in order to attend official United Nations meetings, and report back to Soroptimist International Headquarters.

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Soroptimist Midwestern Region – true #WWLsoroptimists

fre, 11/30/2018 - 11:44

by SI Advocacy Director Bev Bucur “During my first year as a Soroptimist, in 1993, I had the opportunity to meet three remarkable women, Marie-Jeanne Bosia-Bererat (Switzerland) then the incoming President of Soroptimist International, Anne Farrington (New Zealand) Soroptimist International Treasurer, and Dr. Jeannine Jacquemin, United Nations Education Scientific and

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Fighting Stigma Through Film – Acknowledging and addressing sexual violence in conflict

fre, 11/30/2018 - 10:56

From 23 to 24 November 2018, the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative held the Fighting Stigma Through Film festival with screenings documenting individual and group experiences with sexual violence in conflict, as well as discussion workshops on collective steps to tackle these abuses.

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SI at the United Nations – What is our status and what does it mean?

tor, 11/29/2018 - 11:05

The first time that non-governmental organizations were granted consultative status was in 1946 when Article 71 of the United Nations (UN) Charter opened the door for consultation with Non-Governmental Organizations. Initially, 41 organisations were chosen. Soroptimist International received General Consultative Status with the UN in 1987.

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SI President’s Appeal – empowering young women to lead in the water industry

tir, 11/27/2018 - 15:38

The SI President's Appeal 'Women, Water & Leadership' Appeal, has provided a $1,000.00 grant to Victoria Hinojosa to facilitate her participation in H2O Global Leaders and Water Innovation Lab training. The funding, originally donated to the Appeal by Soroptimist International Director of Advocacy, Beverly Bucur, embraces a key objective of the 'Women, Water & Leadership' - to ensure that women are empowered, and have the capacity, experience, and education needed to lead in water-related industries.

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Clean Water to Rural Communities – Malaysia

man, 11/26/2018 - 12:49

The Soroptimist International President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ is working with women, girls and communities in Sabah and Sarawak, rural Malaysia, where communities lack access to a clean and safe supply of water, for cooking and drinking purposes.

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President’s Message: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

fre, 11/23/2018 - 16:21

 Watch a video message from Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Find out more about the International Elimination of Violence Against Women HERE

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Putting Facebook to work for Soroptimist goals – part one

fre, 11/23/2018 - 08:22

Have you ever wondered how to use a Facebook Frame, SI PR Liaison Wanda Peters, begins a series of articles helping you maximise the Soroptimist message.

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A video interview with Elena – SI President’s Appeal, Bulgaria

ons, 11/21/2018 - 17:04

Elena Georgieva lives in the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Having moved to the area four years ago, she and her young family are constantly challenged by the lack of access to safe water, and she dreams of a time when her daughter will be able to drink clean and

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So What? Part Two – Women in Urban Planning

ons, 11/21/2018 - 12:28

Ever walk alone in your town or city during the early morning or night hours? How did you feel? Were there dark or dimly light sections along your way? How did you respond to these areas? Angela Sauvage looks at this and more in So What? Part Two.

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President’s Message: When nature calls

søn, 11/18/2018 - 10:13

SI President's Message on world toilet day. This year World Toilet Day focuses on wastewater, continuing the theme of World Water Day. Inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, this annual event is an important day on the Soroptimist calendar.

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