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Recruitment: SI Assistant Director of Advocacy

tir, 02/05/2019 - 16:16

International Assistant Director of Advocacy to SI (Soroptimist International) Limited 01 January 2020 – 31 December 2021   Soroptimist International is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI Assistant Director of Advocacy for the 2020– 21 biennium. The SI Assistant Director of Advocacy will

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

tir, 02/05/2019 - 12:45

A blog by Kay Richmond, (SIGBI Programme Director) and Rita Beaumont (SIGBI Assistant Programme Director to health and food security). “Following on from Dr. Nina Smart’s blog in December 2018, in which she explains what Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is and ‘why it takes place’… we might ask, what can

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Recruitment SI Director of Advocacy 2020-2021

man, 02/04/2019 - 16:21

International Director of Advocacy to SI (Soroptimist International) Limited 01 January 2020 – 31 December 2021  Soroptimist International is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI Director of Advocacy for the 2020– 21 biennium. The SI Director of Advocacy, who is also appointed as

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Commission for Social Development (CSocD57)

tor, 01/24/2019 - 13:22

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. Priority Theme for the 2019 Session The priority theme is

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CSW63 Advocacy Pack for SI Delegates

tor, 01/24/2019 - 12:03

Welcome to the Soroptimist International Advocacy Resource Pack. This pack should equip you with key information to support you in your Soroptimist advocacy work at the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), making it possible for Soroptimists to speak with a global voice for women

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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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