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FGM – My Story #16Days

man, 11/25/2019 - 10:52

Today, 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and Day One of the 16 Days of Activism. Today we deliver a powerful story written by Soroptimist Asha Abulrahman, and an equally moving video - both of which paint a very real and alarming picture of the dangers and lifechanging effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on women and girls.

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SI Road to Equality – #ENDFGM & the Soroptimist Six

fre, 11/22/2019 - 16:28

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce its first collaboration on The Road to Equality, the SI President’s Appeal, 2019-2021. Working with the highly influential Global Media Campaign to End FGM, SI Road to Equality is to support the Soroptimist Six, inspired and determined women activists making a difference in their own countries, to bring Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to an end.

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Your Voice at the UN

tir, 11/19/2019 - 15:09

This month's edition focuses on the Beijing +25 Review Forum held in Geneva, 28-29 October. The forum gathered together member states and civil society actors to review progress made in achieving gender equality across the UNECE region since the the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was first adopted in 1995.

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FINANCING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

tor, 11/14/2019 - 12:06

SI Statements Advisor, Pat Black explains that gender budgeting is not a cost, it's an investment.

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The Journey to Age Equality

tor, 11/14/2019 - 11:15

SI UN Representative, Marion Prechtl reports from the Symposium on Aging in Vienna and explains the role of new technologies and artificial intelligence in improving the well being of older persons.

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Rural Women Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change

tor, 11/07/2019 - 13:21

A blog by SI UN Representative, Kristin Reynisdottir and SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius following their attendance at a panel discussion regarding the role of women's resource centres in providing entrepreneurial opportunities for women in rural communities.

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Gender Equality: areas of progress vs. key obstacles

tor, 11/07/2019 - 12:15

SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius takes her first look inside the UN office of Geneva and summarises her key takeaways from the Beijing Platform for Action+25 Regional Review Forum.

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Beijing+25 – Ending Violence against Women and Girls

ons, 11/06/2019 - 15:14

The Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting provided a forum for The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) member States, to review progress and identify challenges in the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. Held on 29-30 October 2019 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, the event was jointly organized by

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Nairobi Central – The Chartering of a New Club with Forty Soroptimists

tir, 11/05/2019 - 11:03

A blog covering the launch of 'My Book Buddy' at the Kawethei Primary School in Kangundo, Machakos County, and a celebration with the inauguration of the new Nairobi Central Club.

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Building a Girl Force – UNESCO 2019

tor, 10/31/2019 - 10:23

The celebration of the International Girl Child’s day on 11 October 2019 at UNESCO, Paris, was organised in cooperation with Plan International. It opened with the presentation of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

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Thinking on it – Mariet Verhoef-Cohen at the 85th SIGBI Conference

tor, 10/31/2019 - 09:47

President Mariet welcomed everyone and remarked that as Bournemouth styles itself the ‘Coast with the most’ today, it must be the Coast with the most Soroptimists! A fitting place therefore for this her final official SI President’s presentation.

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Have we reached a positive tipping point on the climate crisis?

man, 10/28/2019 - 11:40

A report from the week long 6th Annual Subcommittee Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, 7 – 11 October 2019, held at the United Nations, Nairobi.

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Strengthening partnerships between the NGOs and the UN

tor, 10/24/2019 - 17:13

SI UN Representative, Marie Christine Gries attended the UNESCO preparations for the 40th General Conference, 207th session of the Executive Board meeting, Committee of Non-Governmental Partners (NGP), Friday 11 October 2019. Here she explains the important role that NGO's hold at the United Nations.

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Our Actions are our Future – the journey towards a zero hunger world

tor, 10/24/2019 - 17:03

World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. This year focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 - Zero Hunger, with the theme Our Actions Are Our Future Healthy Diets for A #ZeroHunger World. Liliana Mosca reports.

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Generation Equality: Realising women’s rights for an equal future

tor, 10/24/2019 - 16:31

From Biarritz to Beijing 25 - Generation Equality, took place on September 23, 2019, at the UN in New York. SI UN Representative, Barbara Rochman reports.

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The Journey to Age Equality

ons, 10/23/2019 - 12:10

'The Journey to Age Equality' was the theme for the 2019 celebration of International Day of Older Persons (1 October), at the United Nations in New York, Organised by the NGO Committee on Ageing, and aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 10.

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WOMEN AND PRECARIOUSNESS

tir, 10/22/2019 - 16:34

SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, blogs about her experience at the Laboratory of Equality's 'Women and Precariousness, State of Play, Challenges, Perspectives' meeting held earlier this month.

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Soroptimist International organises Side Event at Budapest Water Summit 2019

tir, 10/22/2019 - 14:25

Last week, the third Budapest Water Summit (BWS2019), took place in Budapest, Hungary, from 15-17 October 2019, under the theme ‘Preventing Water Crises.’ Focusing on key water issues, such as water security, and promoting solutions, it served as a platform for political decision-makers, private sector representatives and the academic community

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8th Annual Girls Speak Out

tir, 10/22/2019 - 11:42

Since 2012, the UN has marked 11 October as the International Day of the Girl. The 'Girls Speak Out' 2019 meeting was organised by the Working Group on Girls, in partnership with the Governments of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and delivered an opportunity for girls’ activists from around the world to call on world leaders to take action to fulfil their human rights, and promote the empowerment of girls.

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UN Human Rights Council 42: Women & Addictions

tir, 10/15/2019 - 17:19

SI UN Representative in Geneva, Berthe De Vos, attends the United Nations Human Rights Council 42: ‘Women and Addiction’ panel discussion, and considers the issues surrounding women and addiction and the provision of their human rights.

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