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INTRODUCING SI CONVENTION 2019 SPEAKER Rupa Shanmugam

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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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ENSURING ROBUST SPACES FOR CIVIL SOCIETIES

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/15/2019 - 09:36

A blog by Dr. Achina Kundu, President Elect of National Association of Soroptimist International (NASI) of India, 2018-2020, member of Soroptimist International of Calcutta “I had the opportunity to be a panellist and speak at an event on ‘Civil Society and Gender Empowerment – Ensuring Robust Spaces for Civil Society

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Pushing back against the push back

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/15/2019 - 00:35

A blog by Ayushi Kundu, Soroptimist International of Calcutta “The highlight of CSW63 for me so far has been attending the Town Hall Meeting of Civil Societies and to hear United Nations Secretary General António Guterres speak for the first time. This was a main event on day two of

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Health for All Through Women’s Human Rights: Ensuring Universal Health Coverage & Social Protection

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/14/2019 - 23:59

CSW63 Event Health for All Through Women’s Human Rights: Ensuring Universal Health Coverage & Social Protection – hosted by World Health Organization (WHO) A blog by Lee Ann Cochran “The key message heard repeatedly during this session was that Universal Health Coverage (UHC), is possible for all countries, when you

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Addressing Gender in Migration

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/14/2019 - 09:50

The morning of Monday 11 March, saw the first of several events organised, or co-organised by Soroptimist International, to be held over the coming two weeks, at the Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-third session. Organised by Pan Pacific and SouthEast Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) and Soroptimist International (SI),

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Vocational Training of Women: an excellent investment

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 03/14/2019 - 02:02

11 March saw the event ‘Vocational training of women: an excellent investment’ sponsored by Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) and co-sponsored by Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Soroptimist International (SI). Access to sustainable water-related services and infrastructure matters. Dysfunction, whether due to inadequate maintenance,

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CSW NGO Briefing 13 March

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/13/2019 - 15:44

Susan O’Malley Chair of NGO CSW opens the briefing. Speakers: Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, OHCHR, NY Åsa Regnér, UN Women Lina Abu Habib, NGO CSW/Arab/MENA Haydee, Women’s Human Rights Defender   Asa Regnér spoke of engaging with civil society and plans for a Global Forum for NGOs.

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CSW63 – The Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 03/13/2019 - 02:41

A blog by Linda Witong, Special Advisor to Advocacy “On 11 March 2019, I attended a fascinating seminar hosted by the Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum. Leaders were there as attendees and speakers representing every aspect of the global business and political community.  Their message was loud and clear. To quote

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NGO CSW63 CONSULTATION DAY

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/12/2019 - 17:04

A blog by Margaret Clark, at the NGO CSW63 New York Consultation Day.

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CSW63 Opening Session

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 03/12/2019 - 09:35

Kay Richmond reports from the opening day at CSW63.

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CSW63 Delegate Handbook

SoroptiVoiceBlog - søn, 03/10/2019 - 15:42

The Delegates handbook is designed to help you to be an effective delegate and ensure you have a successful time at CSW. To complement the CSW63 Advocacy Pack, the handbook contains important resources on the focus of CSW63 including the Soroptimist International Where We Stand Statements and Soroptimist Key Asks.

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Social Protection for Gender Equality

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/08/2019 - 10:26

Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok, discusses Social Protection for Gender Equality in relation to the Social Development Goals and CSW63

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WWL Update on International Women’s Day

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 03/08/2019 - 02:00

A blog by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen and Hafdis Karlsdóttir, SI President’s Appeal Chair 2017-2019 This International Women’s Day 2019 seemed like a perfect time to bring you up to date on the activities of the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ (WWL). We will look back at

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The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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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