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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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‘Tis the season – FGM

fre, 12/21/2018 - 10:37

December is a month of miracles, when many families around the world celebrate together, share gifts and renew their faith through meaningful rituals that affirm beliefs. In many homes, this includes the preparations for a girl's 'fixing' or 'initiation' or 'getting her ready for marriage.

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Why is Social Protection so Important for Women?

ons, 12/19/2018 - 11:15

Social protection measures include adequate food, a living wage, essential healthcare, and unemployment benefits so those most vulnerable falling into poverty are protected. Social protection is critical for inclusive and sustainable development.

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SI President’s Message: New Year

tir, 12/18/2018 - 15:18

As 2018 draws to a close, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohn sends a video message to Soroptimists worldwide.

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SI President’s Appeal tackles Sustainable Development Goals

fre, 12/07/2018 - 16:19

At the heart of Soroptimist International’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals is the International President’s Appeal 2017 – 2019 on Women Water and Leadership. Whilst focusing on SDGs 4, 5 and 6, the President’s Appeal is also addressing many other elements of the SDGs as it promotes the equal inclusion of women in water resource governance over five continents.

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SI President’s Message: Human Rights Day 2018

tor, 12/06/2018 - 11:45

2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. As we take time to pause a reflect on another year passed, we consider what Human Rights means to us all. In the year ahead, we will draw energy and inspiration from our fellow Soroptimists and continue to educate, empower and enable women and girls, and act and advocate, to achieve human rights for all.

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World Soil Day – Nature-Based Solutions

ons, 12/05/2018 - 16:29

On World Soil Day, 5 December 2018, SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen spoke at the event 'Nature-Based Solutions for land, soil and water management; a new paradigm for sustainable agricultural development' at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, Southern Poland. 

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