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UN Human Rights Council 42: Women & Addictions

SoroptiVoiceBlog - 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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Day of the Girl – Unscripted and Unstoppable

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 10/11/2019 - 12:26

Today is the #DayofTheGirl. Read a wonderful blog by Sarah Cowley – her thoughts on today and her experience being part of Soroptimist International *Originally written for SI Moreton North Inc. Special thanks to Sarah and Chris Knight of Soroptimist International South West Pacific for sharing this blog with us.

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Part Two: GA74 – Healthcare as a driver for inclusive development for all

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 10/10/2019 - 12:53

by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. “I attended the Panel on Universal Health Care as a Driver of Equity, Inclusive Development and Prosperity for All. Co-chaired by Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government of Spain, this panel also

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Part One: 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 10/10/2019 - 12:17

 by Maria-Laura Fornella SI Representative to the United Nations New York. “What an unforgettable experience for me – a new SI United Nations (UN) Representative, at the opening of the United nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The air was thick with excitement and expectation at 8:00 AM as

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Civil Society Forum – Stakeholder Group on Ageing

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 10/10/2019 - 11:46

The Civil Society SDG Forum 24 September, creates a space for dialogue between civil society and UN Member States, together with international and regional organisations and constituencies to discuss the challenges faced so far in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Closing remarks were given by SI

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Don’t Forget Us! Inclusion for All, World Water Week Stockholm

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/08/2019 - 12:58

World Water Week, Stockholm, 25-30 August 2019 A Summary report by Mary Muia SI UN Representative, Nairobi PPP Water Infrastructure Master Class “I was privileged to be a successful applicant to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) high level Master Class on Private Public Partnerships during the World Water Week

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Latest news from Lombok, Indonesia – Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 10/01/2019 - 16:19

Article from a report written by Isla Winarto Project Director SI Jakarta Project, Lombok, Indonesia – Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building 24 September, 2019 in collaboration with Lily Kasoem Project Manager SI Jakarta Project, Lombok, Indonesia – Earthquake Recovery through Water, Shelter and Capacity Building. The Construction of

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Your Voice at the UN

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/30/2019 - 15:11

This edition contains news from the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN Environment Programme in Nairobi, and the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, held in Utah, alongside other news and updates from SI's UN Representatives.

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Road to Equality 2019-2021

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 09/27/2019 - 10:49

More information coming soon.  Please revisit this section of the website!

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Soroptimist International Meetings, Kuala Lumpur, July 2019

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/26/2019 - 14:57

Deborah Thomas, SI Global Executive Director, reports on a series of SI meetings held prior to the SI Quadrennial International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Widows and Conflict-Related Situations

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 09/24/2019 - 16:12

Following her attendance at the UN Human Rights Council, SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos blogs about issues faced by widows in conflict-related situations.

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Midwives Could Be the Answer to Maternal Mortality in the US

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/23/2019 - 11:31

The New York Times article 'Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis' by Linda Villarosa, inspired the NGO Committee Status of Women meetings in New York in May this year. Vanesa Treers reports.

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International Day of Peace

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 09/20/2019 - 15:53

On International Day of Peace 21 September, the United Nations calls upon all to take action to tackle climate change. Watch a video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen that explores the link between climate change and human rights, and the many ways in which Soroptimists can help to combat

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The Road to Equality

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 09/18/2019 - 12:06

THE ROAD TO EQUALITY, our next Soroptimist International (SI) Presidents Appeal, was announced by President Elect Sharon Fisher as she invited Soroptimists around the world to join her on a two year road trip to find and empower women and girls who have been left behind.  The Appeal will raise

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Peace, Literacy and Multilingualism

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/09/2019 - 15:36

SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, reflects on two of Septemeber's Internatioal Day: International Literacy Day and International Peace Day.

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Reading the Past, Writing the Future

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/09/2019 - 14:57

In celebration of International Literacy Day, Marlène van Benthem, SIE, reports on the ongoing efforts of SI to promote literacy around the world.

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SI Quadrennial Report 2015-2019

SoroptiVoiceBlog - søn, 09/08/2019 - 19:33

Welcome to the Soroptimist International 2015-2019 Quadrennial Brochure, a full-colour reference to just some of the recent work of the organisation. The report includes messages from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen and SI President Elect Sharon Fischer, news on the progress of the Presdents’ Appeals ‘Educate to Lead: Nepal’ and ‘Women,

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Peaceful Societies – Recovering from Conflict and Nurturing Peace

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/05/2019 - 15:39

A blog by SI President Elect, Sharon Fisher, following her attendance at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference held in Salt Lake City

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Plan B:  Create An Opportunity

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 09/04/2019 - 13:52

A blog by Aurora Daniels, SI Music City Nashville, SIA “At the crack of ten o’clock on a gorgeous Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City, a group of Soroptimists ascended to the “attic area” of the huge Salt Palace Convention Centre to attend a session titled “Empowering Women and Girls

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Educating for Gender Justice: Stepping Stones to Achieving the SDGs

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/02/2019 - 08:52

What does a healthy world look like? Is it one free of gender discrimination? Is caring for women and girls also caring for the future of the earth? Karen Marshall reports from the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference.

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