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It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year. The majority of girls are cut before they turn 15 years old.
Migration has become a compelling issue of our times. SI has focused on women and girl migrants because of their vulnerability in the migration process. The human rights and dignity of migrant and refugee women and girls must be protected by States and other actors with whom they come into contact, regardless of their status.
Soroptimist International supports all activities which work towards achieving SDG 16, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. However, we do not hear of the work of the UN Security Council very often. I was invited recently through National Alliance of Women's Organisations (NAWO) UK, to attend a virtual consultation with NGOs and the current President of the UN Security Council, His Excellency Sven Jurgenson of Estonia.
“Thank you so much for visiting this page to find out how to donate to the SI Road to Equality! Please do make donations through your own Federations via the links below and thank you in advance for your support. We are just working on the final touches to a
Soroptimist International seeks Volunteer United Nations Representative for New York.
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Denied space. Denied access to health-care. Denied adequate protection. Denied security. Denied inclusiveness. Denied information. And above all, denied DIGNITY. Read a blog on Migration and COVID-19 In radical contrast to many of our own lives, scenes in the Cox’s Bazaar Camp in Bangladesh (with a population density of 40,000/km
The world is home to more than 1.1 billion girls under the age of 18 who are poised to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers the world has ever seen. Yet, discrimination, harmful gender norms and practices, existing laws ,insecurity and poverty still support child marriage
Soroptimists, “As we all continue to adjust to a new way of being, the true scale and far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take shape. With a third of the world population currently on some form of a lockdown, a recent statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women,
As much of the world is forced to press pause, as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through our health, social and economic worlds, Soroptimists are continuing to do what they do best – ‘Stepping Up’, and advocating and taking action to support women and girls at grassroots level. Here is the
Soroptimist International (SI) President Sharon Fisher is delighted to announce Maureen Maguire as SI President Elect 2020-21.
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by Sarah Gallardo, Sarah Speaks Up My mind is wandering, feeling concern for those people who will be holed up with their abuser, forced to stay home by this global pandemic. COVID-19 is causing physical isolation from most of the world as we try to control its spread. During this