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100 years of the International Labour Organisation

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 07/08/2019 - 12:56

A blog by SI UN Rep in Geneva, following her attendance at the plenary sitting of the 108th Session of the ILC.

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The Future of Food

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 07/05/2019 - 15:54

SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, discusses the importance of protecting balanced, sustainable, local diets in the fight against hunger.

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Soroptimist International HLPF Report 2019

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 07/04/2019 - 11:18

Soroptimist International announces a report created in advance of the HLPF 2019, which will be held from Tuesday, 9 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Tuesday, 16 July, to Thursday, 18 July 2019.

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Protect the Rights of Older Persons

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 07/03/2019 - 16:00

SI UN Rep in New York, Frances Zainoeddin, discusses the need for a convention on the rights of Older Persons.

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Lombok Indonesia ‘Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building’

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 07/01/2019 - 14:18

Soroptimist clubs SI Jakarta and SI Kemang proposed projects for the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ in Lombok and Palu respectively, and in March 2019, SI Jakarta commenced work in the Rebuk Satu village in Rembitan, Central Lombok – home to 31 families, approximately 124 people. In mid-April

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Access to water, organic farming and new careers, for women and girls in rural Malaysia #WWLSoroptimist

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/28/2019 - 14:13

SI Region of Malaysia proposed a progressive project ‘Clean Water for Rural Communities’ to take place in Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo. With Phase one of the project, part of the SI President’s Appeal, ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ now completed, we are excited to bring you news

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Your Voice at the United Nations

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/28/2019 - 14:07

This month's edition contains articles from Soroptimist International's United Nations Representatives in Rome, Geneva and Paris, and discusses the role of family farming in reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, the presentation of the latest UN Human Rights Report, and news from the think tank 'Action for Equality', in Paris.

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‘WeWash’ Bulgaria – SI President’s Appeal Project moves to Phase Three

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 06/27/2019 - 14:09

‘WeWash’ is taking strides to combat the immediate water and sanitation issues faced by households in rural communities in Bulgaria. Part of the ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Appeal 2017-2019,  WeWash, works together with members of the community, the Earth Forever Foundation and SI Club Plovdiv, to design solutions to empower

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Follow up Implementation of the 4th Session of the UNEA 4

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 06/26/2019 - 12:50

Mary Muia, Soroptimist International (SI) United Nations (UN) Representative, Nairobi, reports on the follow up implementation of the 4th Session of the UNEA 4.

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FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019 Rome

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 06/26/2019 - 12:02

A blog by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen Saturday 22 June 2019 of the FAO Conference 41st Session 22-29 June 2019, Rome Full list of documents available at: FAO “Over one hundred ministers and vice-ministers were present at the 41st Session meeting, many the heads of delegations. The chairperson of the

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Beijing Platform for Action 25 years on

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 06/25/2019 - 18:01

It is never too early to start planning and special anniversaries do not come around too often. 2020 will see a number of UN related anniversaries coinciding – the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of UN Women, 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action Declaration and 75 years since the formation of the United Nations itself.

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Mwihoko Women Project expands to new locations

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 06/24/2019 - 16:45

The ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ Mwihoko Women Project in Nakuru County, Kenya, was the first Appeal Project to launch in 2017. If you have been following the action then you will know that the project is surpassing expectations, safe in the hands of a committed and ambitious team, who have

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International Widow’s Day

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/21/2019 - 17:21

23 June is International Widow’s Day. Widowhood can affect women of any age and it has been estimated that there are around 258 million widows around the world. Approximately 1.36 million are child widows. Child widows face the “triple disadvantage of gender, marital status and immaturity. Already robbed of their

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The Wave – Soroptimists support the SI President’s Appeal 2017-2019

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 06/21/2019 - 11:17

In an event organised by SI Club Zottegem, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen joined one hundred people from the Belgium Union, and was presented with a donation to the SI President's Appeal.

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Introducing SI Convention 2019 speaker Mazlan Othman

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 06/19/2019 - 09:46

Meet Mazlan Othman, keynote speaker for the session ‘Women Leading in Technology & Innovation' on Saturday 20 July at the 21st SI Convention in Kuala Lumpur. Leading in technology and innovation is precisely what Mazlan has been up to in her astronomical career! Since 2017, she has been the Director of the International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). Her career path is impressive and her achievements are many.

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Join the Fabulous Five – SI Workshops to inspire at the 21st SI Convention

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 06/18/2019 - 11:26

With the 21st Soroptimist International (SI) Convention Kuala Lumpur fast-approaching, it is time to start planning the workshops you might like to attend. If you are a first time delegate, you may not be aware that the Committee organises a number of workshops that take place during the Convention, which

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SI announces Ulla Elisabeth Madsen as SI Assistant Director of Advocacy 2020-21

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 06/17/2019 - 15:55

Soroptimist International (SI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ulla Elisabeth Madsen as the SI Assistant Director of Advocacy (SIADA), for the next biennium 2020 –2021.

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Achieving Zero Hunger in the face of Climate Change

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 06/12/2019 - 16:10

SI's UN Representative in Rome, Liliana Mosca, discusses the issue of food security in the face of climate change

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