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A USEFUL TOOL FOR SOROPTIMISTS – ADVOCACY GUIDEBOOK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION –

fre, 08/31/2018 - 12:22

A blog by SI United Nations (UN) Representative, New York Barbara Rochman INHERENT DIGNITY:  An Advocacy Guidebook to preventing trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and realizing the human rights of women and girls throughout their lives was launched at the UN Church Center in New York by Mercy

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‘We the Peoples’ The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference

tor, 08/30/2018 - 15:02

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart  22-23 August 2018, UN Headquarters, New York, the 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference was co-hosted by the UN Department of Public Information and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee. Opening Plenary “On 22 August, 2018, the occasion of the start of The 67th UN DPI/NGO Conference was

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A WORD OR TWO ABOUT OLDER WOMEN

tir, 08/21/2018 - 16:22

A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI Representative, New York,  “I urge Soroptimists everywhere to also pay attention to older women. In many countries they are ostracised, neglected and abused (including financial abuse), often by family members and care-givers.  Widows in some countries have no property rights and have no access

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Civil Society participation in the Voluntary National Reports at the HLPF-2018

man, 08/20/2018 - 14:06

A blog by SI UN Representative, New York, Vanesa Treers “More than 100 ministers, joined by mayors, business and civil society leaders, and international organizations engaged in dialogue at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) on July 2018 in New York. The aim was to follow-up

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Recruitment: Call for nominations for SI Treasurer 2020-2021

tir, 08/14/2018 - 17:27

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

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Addressing Poverty – High Level Political Forum 2018

tir, 08/14/2018 - 11:38

A blog by SI UN Representative Bette Levy. “I attended two side events regarding poverty. While the approaches were very different the bottom line of both was unless we eradicate ‘relative poverty’ we would be leaving the most marginalized behind especially women and girls. The statistics speak for themselves. 80%

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Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative, New York reviews the HLPF 2018

man, 08/13/2018 - 15:56

A blog by Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative, New York “The 2018 High Level Political Forum, tasked with follow-up and review of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Development, was held from 9 to 18 July 2018.  The first week was filled with panel discussions, addressing the theme “Transformation towards

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The 10th Water Business Forum Singapore

man, 08/13/2018 - 15:25

A Report from the 10th Water Business Forum, held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 11 July 2018 by Dr. Theresa Devasahayam, Secretary, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS). Women and Water: Pressing for Gender Equality “There is no doubt that water is essential for life, as much as

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Reflecting on the 2018 High Level Political Forum Part Two by Bette Levy

man, 08/13/2018 - 14:25

“New this year at the HLPF was the open discussions regarding Menstrual Hygiene, not just the usual conversations or key issues related to water and sanitation issues (Goal 6) but the specific issue of menstruation for women and girls.  The serious issues and risks to health, safety, gender equality, access

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Reflecting on the 2018 High Level Political Forum Part One by Bette Levy

man, 08/13/2018 - 14:21

Side Events that brought new open discussions to the UN by SI UN Representative Bette Levy “If you have been following the Agenda 2030 as long as I have (since Rio + 20 in 2012), it’s easy to be frustrated or disappointed about the lack of progress and to be

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News from the SI Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019

tor, 08/09/2018 - 16:14

A letter to Soroptimists from Anusha Santhirasthipam, Federation President, Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific Dear Soroptimist Sisters, I am delighted to share with you some highlights of our highly eminent and immensely popular Keynote Speakers who all love our Convention Theme ‘Global Connections, Empowered Women – Soroptimists Enable

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Five Minutes With – Doris Lim

man, 08/06/2018 - 10:31

Early Bird Registration is now open! It’s time to introduce you to the next member of the Convention team 2019, Doris Lim. Name: Doris Lim Club: SI Bangsar Position: Local Co-Chair – Public Relations and Communications   Q: How long have you been a Soroptimist and when did you join the

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Five Minutes With Cynthia Martin – Convention Secretary SI Convention Kuala Lumpur

fre, 08/03/2018 - 10:20

The next ‘Five Minutes With’ interview with the SI Convention Committee is with Cynthia Martin. Name: Cynthia Martin Club: SI Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Position in Committee: Convention Secretary   Q: How long have you been a Soroptimist and when did you join the organisation “Almost three years – I joined

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A Soroptimist reports on the AIDS 2018 Conference

ons, 08/01/2018 - 17:27

Mary Muia, Kenyan Soroptimist, reports on the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 23-27 2018. Clear links exist between gender inequality and the risk of HIV infection.

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SI President’s Video: Human Trafficking

søn, 07/29/2018 - 18:57

Soroptimist International President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen sends a video message to Soroptimists on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2018.  

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Modern Slavery

lør, 07/28/2018 - 11:00

How much do we know about it – What can we do to combat the problem A blog by Dr. J Kay Richmond, Chairman of the UK Programme Action Committee Despite international concern and action to combat this modern scourge, the ILO estimated, in 2016, that there are 40.3 million

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July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons

fre, 07/27/2018 - 11:00

Soroptimists respond A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor  “Many years ago (too many for me to remember but probably almost 20) I attended a Soroptimist Convention at which a young woman spoke about the horrors of trading in human lives, how little was known about it and how

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