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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development

fre, 03/01/2019 - 12:48

Stacy Ciulik attended the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Committee Orientation on Sunday 10 February and the High-Level Panel Discussion on Monday 11 February, on the priority theme 'Addressing Inequalities and Challenges to Social Inclusion through Fiscal, Wage and Social Protection Policies'.

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SI President’s Message: International Women’s Day

fre, 03/01/2019 - 11:35

On International Women’s Day 8 March 2019, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen sends a message to Soroptimists.

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SI CSW63 Webinar

fre, 03/01/2019 - 10:34

The CSW63 SI Webinar, led by The New York UN Representatives and SI Director of Advocacy, Beverly Bucur is packed with Top Tips and useful information for Soroptimist delegates visiting New York this month for the Commission on the Status of Women. Watch the video to catch up.   

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Disaster struck Sulawesi and Lombok need all the help Soroptimists can give

fre, 03/01/2019 - 07:11

Major earthquakes and tsunamis hit the islands of Sulawesi in September 2018 and Lombok a few months earlier and left the areas devastated. Soroptimists step in to help where they can.

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Soroptimists Engage at the Fourth Session UN Environment Assembly Nairobi Kenya

ons, 02/27/2019 - 17:25

SI UN Rep, Mary Muia, prepares to positively influence decisions relating to gender and environmental governance at UN Environment Assembly.

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A visit to Sierra Leone

tir, 02/19/2019 - 16:15

A visit to Sierra Leone and SI Freetown, to find out about the projects seeking to reduce gender inequality and empower women through vocational training.

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SI CSW63 Reception and Orientation Events

tir, 02/19/2019 - 11:49

If you are one of the Soroptimist Delegates making your way to the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women for 11 to 22 March 2019, SI is delighted to invite you to the Soroptimist International Networking Reception, hosted by Soroptimist International of New York City. Please

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2019 Civil Society Forum at UN Headquarters, New York

man, 02/18/2019 - 11:34

Each year, in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission for Social Development, the NGO Committee for Social Development organizes a one day Civil Society Forum at the United Nations. The Forum brings together members of Civil Society and gives them a voice in addressing the priority theme of the Commission. This year the theme of the 57th Commission for Social Development is 'Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies'.

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SI welcomes Kathy King as SI Treasurer Elect

man, 02/11/2019 - 21:41

“It is with great pleasure that Soroptimist International announces the successful candidate for the position of SI Treasurer Elect. Kathy King, from SI of the Americas, has a variety of skills that will be an asset to the SI Treasurer’s position.  She has financial experience with all aspects of accounting, contract development

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SI CSW63 Event Diary

man, 02/11/2019 - 15:03

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. Click HERE to view a PDF of the Soroptimist International and associated events for CSW 63, New York, 2019. Please note dates

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CSW63 SI Webinar

fre, 02/08/2019 - 13:03

Join SI Advocacy Director, Beverly Bucur and the New York team of SI UN Representatives, Marie D’Amato Rizzi, Bette Levy, Frances Zainoeddin, Barbara Rochman, and Vanesa Treers for the CSW63 SI Webinar.

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FGM TaskForce

tor, 02/07/2019 - 10:50

Inspired by New York City's FGM task force, several grassroots organizations, community members, and an interfaith group partnered with government agencies to work together in advocating to end FGM and other harmful traditional practices in the Los Angeles area.

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Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks

tor, 02/07/2019 - 10:40

The Working Group on Girls (WGG) hosted a panel discussion in New York to overview international global policies that integrate girls’ perspective in the work of the Human Rights Arena. A blog by Vanesa Treers, SI UN Representative, New York.

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Human Trafficking Forum and Fair for SI Downey

ons, 02/06/2019 - 09:59

Human Trafficking 101 was a presentation by two SI Downey members who received training from the Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force (LARHTTF) and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). This forum helped to raise local public awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery.

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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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