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Reflection on the Outcome of the Fourth Session of the UNEA-4

fre, 03/22/2019 - 16:12

Alongside UNEA-4 was the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) convened from 4-8 March, with informal consultations on 9-10 March, to negotiate the resolutions and decisions to be adopted by UNEA-4.

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Recruitment – SI President Appeal Coordinator

fre, 03/22/2019 - 15:09

Soroptimist International (SI) is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI President Appeal (SI PA) Coordinator. The SI PA Coordinator will work with the SI President Elect, to research and determine the proposed Appeal area of work, which will be ratified by the SI

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Meet ‘Maggie’ – the manageable maths app for girls!

fre, 03/22/2019 - 13:49

Soroptimist International Union of Italy is promoting gender equality in STEM disciplines and training primary school children in logical-mathematical thinking, through 'Maggie' a wonderful free downloadable app!

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FGM in the US – a panel discussion at CSW63

fre, 03/22/2019 - 11:55

The audience heard that 200 million girls were alive today who had survived FGM and that an additional 68 million could be victims of this brutal practice in the by 2030. In addition, 500,000 women or girls living in the US were described as being at risk or having undergone FGM.

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CSW63 The Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality, Health and Well-being

fre, 03/22/2019 - 10:51

A blog by Daria Sievers is a Clinical and Forensic Social Worker licensed in California, attending CSW63 for the first time as a delegate representing Soroptimist International of Marin County.'Advancing Women's Health and Well-Being Across the Life Course: Focus on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Universal Health Coverage'. 

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CSW Do we make a difference?

fre, 03/22/2019 - 10:12

Many will know that for several years my main interest in CSW is its role in celebrating and promoting gender equality, reminding the world that we still have a long way to go to achieve this. Since 2015, SDG 5 has given a focus to gender equality, but as we keep reminding ourselves,  gender equality also features in all the other SDGs.

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SI President’s Message: World Water Day 2019

tor, 03/21/2019 - 12:03

On World Water Day, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen discusses access to Water, SDG6, a key focus for the organisation alongside SDG 4 and SDG5 this biennium. One of the global challenges of our time, water is the source of life for every single living being on the planet and essential for economies to thrive.

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An Inspiring Story and a Cautionary Tale

ons, 03/20/2019 - 16:04

A blog by SI UN Representative, New York, Marie D’Amato-Rizzi Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services in the Fight against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery “During this CSW side event, two panelists really caught my attention.  The first was inspiring; the second was an eye-opener. Dr. Lourdes Green

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A CSW63 Adventure begins!

ons, 03/20/2019 - 13:55

A blog by Sue Simpson –SI of Oceanside-Carlsbad  “Our adventure in NYC at the CSW63 began Saturday March 9th, meeting SIOC friendship links club SI Kisumu’s member Dolphine Anyango.  Dophine, Teri, Sue and Michelle became fast friends on an amazing adventure in NYC advocating for the advancement of women and

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The Definition of Empowerment in the Context of Agenda 2030

ons, 03/20/2019 - 13:18

A blog by Ogechi Pepsie Adiukwu “The CSW parallel event on the definition of empowerment in the context of Agenda 2030 was an enlightening event with a vast amount of information and enthusiasm, chaired by Zarin Hainsworth, co-founder ADVANCE. The speakers employed a combination of knowledgeable and intuitive explanation of

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A review of Italy’s response to the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’

ons, 03/20/2019 - 12:43

SI UN Representative Liliana Mosca reviews the Italian Government’s response to Sustainable Development Goal 2 ‘Zero Hunger’.

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Women and Customary and Informal Justice – CSW63

ons, 03/20/2019 - 12:42

A blog by Pat Black “I took a huge leap forward in my learning thanks to an interesting and diverse panel of lawyers and researchers on behalf of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) who took us through WOMEN AND CUSTOMARY AND INFORMAL JUSTICE. The event was billed to provide

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A interesting day at CSW – full of hope and despair

ons, 03/20/2019 - 12:37

CSW63 – Tuesday 19th March, 2019, a blog by Sylvia Rose-Ann Walker, Ph.D SIGBI Delegate, CSW63 Daily NGO Briefing: “The day began on a hopeful note with the declaration by Ms. Koki Muli Crignon of Kenya, the Facilitator of the Agreed Conclusions, that she has “ïncredible faith” in the process which

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A Global Voice for Women – Lifting Women out of Poverty

ons, 03/20/2019 - 12:20

On 14 March, the Soroptimist International Federations of Soroptimist International of Europe; Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland; Soroptimist International of South West Pacific and Soroptimist International of Americas, joined together to deliver the event: ‘Lifting Women out of Poverty through Lifelong Learning’. Quality education for women and girls

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Inclusive Social Protection for Women and Girls: Best Practices and Equity

ons, 03/20/2019 - 11:48

Friday 15 March, United Nations Conference Room A, saw an excellent event sponsored by Soroptimist International and the Mission of Romania. The aim of the event was to exchange ideas and discuss best practices for inclusive approaches to social protection to ensure no woman or girl is left behind. Opening

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Insight into the WHO Report on health of refugees and migrants

ons, 03/20/2019 - 11:36

Barbara Rochman, SI UN Representative in New York, provides insight into sections of the WHO Report on 'Health of Refugees and Migrants', with specific focus on issues effecting women and girls.

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The Gender Effect

fre, 03/15/2019 - 16:54

A blog by Hafdís Karlsdóttir – the gender effect of leave and care policies – stronger with dads involved! “Gender equality starts at home. Sharing unpaid care work is a game-changer for both women and men. In the Nordics, decades of political efforts have put in place affordable and quality

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Give Girls and Women Dignity: Menstrual Hygiene Management in a Waste, Toxic and Disposal Free World

fre, 03/15/2019 - 16:32

Equipped with knowledge and evidence provided by Soroptimist International's grassroots projects, UN Representative, Mary Muia speaks at the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly Nairobi Kenya on the topic of 'Menstrual Hygiene Management in a waste, toxic and disposal free world'.

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 keynote speaker Christina Lamb

fre, 03/15/2019 - 14:46

Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times of London and expert on the subject of women and war, Christina Lamb, will be keynote speaker at the Soroptimist International Convention 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.

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INTRODUCING SI CONVENTION 2019 SPEAKER Rupa Shanmugam

fre, 03/15/2019 - 14:46

Engineering, Quality and Operations businesswoman Rupa Shanmugam will be speaking at the 21st Soroptimist International Convention in Kuala Lumpur in July 2019.

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