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Why We Love Convention!

ons, 05/22/2019 - 04:14

Interview with Marlène van Benthem, Soroptimist Lab Developer 2017-2019, Past Programme Director of  Union of the Netherlands and of SIE How many Soroptimist International (SI) Conventions have you attended during your Soroptimist career and which were they? “In 2015, I attended the SI Convention in Istanbul.” Could you describe why

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Danish SI Club Odder generous supporter of WWL

tir, 05/21/2019 - 09:50

Soroptimist International Club Odder donated generously to the SI President's Appeal project Women, Water & Leadership. 75% of total funds needed have been raised, but we are not there yet.

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SI President speaks at UNESCO International Water Conference

fre, 05/17/2019 - 10:35

SI President delivers inspirational speech at UNESCO International Water Conference.

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Summary of SI (Soroptimist International) Limited eBoard Meeting, May 2019

tor, 05/16/2019 - 10:58

Authored by Company Secretary/Global Executive Director, Deborah Thomas Soroptimist International recently held its quarterly board meeting with SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen Chairing. Directors welcomed Wendy Logan from SISWP to her first SI board meeting; Wendy has recently been appointed as a Director of the company. Minutes of the two previous

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Civil Society Must Be Heard!

ons, 05/15/2019 - 15:37

Civil society has been excluded from involvement in the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. Soroptimist international is making moves to oppose this decision.

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 speaker Dr. Rajiv Bhanot

fre, 05/10/2019 - 09:42

Dr Rajiv Bhanot, founder & Managing Director of H2GO Global which has revolutionised water purification, helping towards achieving SDG6, will be plenary speaker in the session ‘Gender Equality for Water & Food Security’ at the 21st Soroptimist International Convention from 18-21 July in Kuala Lumpur.

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Where are All the Women?

ons, 05/08/2019 - 11:33

According to the Global Gender Gap Report, the world has closed 68 percent of its gender gap.1 The 21st century has seen women making significant headway especially in the areas of education and health. But stark gaps continue to endure in the areas of leadership in electoral politics and employment. A blog by Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok and Past President, discusses this topic and the book: Women and Politics in Southeast Asia: Navigating a Man’s World edited by Theresa and published by Sussex Academic Press (2019).

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SI President’s Message: Invitation to SI Convention

man, 04/29/2019 - 11:35

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be home to the 21st Soroptimist International Convention in 2019. The first Asian city to host the SI Convention, the event will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 18 – 21 July 2019. Watch a video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

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World Summit for the Information Society, Session 12 – Gender Mainstreaming

ons, 04/24/2019 - 16:13

Stacy Cuilik attends World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Geneva 2019, Session 12 on Gender Mainstreaming

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Why We Love Convention!

tir, 04/23/2019 - 17:21

by Karen Cromer Johnson, SI Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA “I love to go to International Soroptimist Conventions. I went to my first one in 2003 in Sydney, Australia and have been hooked ever since. I remember seeing women with these large, beautiful gold chains of office. I thought they must be

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 Keynote Speaker Tracey Woon

fre, 04/19/2019 - 15:21

Accomplished investment banker Tracey Woon is the Keynote speaker at the SI 21st Convention, in the Friday afternoon session ‘Longevity, Liquidity & Legacy’. Read more about her great career below and make sure to be there at KL2019!  “Women hold up half the sky.” Mao Zedong Soroptimist International projects often

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Global Warming and Geoengineering

tor, 04/18/2019 - 16:04

A pre-UNEA4 event, hosted by The Carnegie Climate Engineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), was held on 6 March 2019.  The topic for discussion was Learning to govern geoengineering: insights from different experiences on environmental governance.

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Helen Clark in Conversation with Keshini Navaratnam

tor, 04/18/2019 - 13:01

A Round Table event was organised by The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs and took place at the Royal Over-Seas League, in St, James, London on Thursday 11th April 2019 in the packed Hall of India and Pakistan.

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SI Conventions – A MUST FOR ME!

ons, 04/17/2019 - 16:42

by Dawn Marie Lemonds – SI Board member “MELBOURNE, NOTTINGHAM, SAN FRANCISCO, HELSINKI, SYDNEY, GLASCOW, MONTREAL, ISTANBUL, KUALA LUMPUR…… What a lucky lucky Soroptimist I am to have made the commitment in MY Soroptimist Journey to attend every International Convention since 1987!   MY MAP- because of Soroptimists- has many

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SIFAF Update – African Federation is getting ready to go!

ons, 04/17/2019 - 11:32

African Soroptimists have been working very hard all through the past year towards the moment of chartership so that SIFAF , the Soroptimist International Future African Federation, may become SIAF, the Soroptimist International African Federation in 2020.

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Equality in Law for Women and girls

fre, 04/12/2019 - 14:59

Worldwide, 2.5 billion women and girls are affected by discriminatory laws and a lack of legal protection. Dr. Nina Smart reports from Equality in Law for Women and Girls by 2030: A Multistakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action, addressing the legal needs of women and girls.

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Post CSW63 – the Agreed Conclusions

man, 04/08/2019 - 12:46

Is the world going to be a better place for women and girls? The Chair of CSW63, H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, the Irish ambassador thinks so, but at what cost?

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 plenary speaker Kanta Kumari Rigaud

fre, 04/05/2019 - 14:14

Meet Kanta Kumari Rigaud, environmental specialist, with more than 25 years of professional experience in natural resources management, environmental management, and climate change adaptation. Plenary speaker at the Soroptimist International Convention 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. Make sure to be at KL2019 to hear her view on Climate Action Plan!

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Join the SI 2019 Annual General Meeting

tor, 03/28/2019 - 13:29

It is with great pleasure that we invite all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting of Soroptimist International. The meeting is being held on Thursday 18 July at the Impiana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The meeting will commence with formal matters, moving onto presentations of three SI

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Your Voice at the United Nations

ons, 03/27/2019 - 12:05

This edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’ includes articles relating to Human Rights history and frameworks, and the 1st World Summit on Leaving No-One Behind. ‘Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks’ This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When Thomas

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