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Water, Sanitation, and Climate Action

tir, 06/16/2020 - 12:49

SI Advocacy Advisor, Pat black reports from the UN High-Level Virtual Panel Meeting, 'Accelerating Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through Water, Sanitation and Climate Action'.

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The SDGs: Where do Southeast Asian Women and Girls Stand?

man, 06/15/2020 - 15:03

SI's UN Representative in Bangkok, Theresa Devasahayam, reflects on the findings of the 3rd South-East Asia Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals held last October at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Let’s Reinvent School, following COVID-19 crisis

tor, 06/11/2020 - 14:12

School closings around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic pose an unprecedented threat to the education, protection and well-being of children. What about that exactly? Can we speak of a sacrificed 2020 generation? Should we accelerate the implementation of a 3.0 Education?

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Civil Society Participation at the United Nations

ons, 06/10/2020 - 18:08

The active participation of civil society in UN forums is crucial in order to secure that UN efforts respond to the needs of the people it oversees.

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Our Voice at the UN

tir, 06/09/2020 - 15:33

This month's edition focuses on the work of SI's United Nations representatives in Nairobi.

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Soroptimist International – an open letter

man, 06/08/2020 - 16:02

In a flash our world changed and during recent days we have observed senseless acts of racism as well as blatant violence against peaceful demonstrators and attacks against the Press, which saddens and disheartens us all. As a global organisation we, Soroptimist International strongly believe in Freedom of Speech and Peaceful Assembly that are fundamental rights in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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Resolution 1325 and the Recognition of Women as PeaceMakers

fre, 06/05/2020 - 14:46

It is almost twenty years since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the Resolution 1325. This resolution acknowledged the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and girls.

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World Environment Day

tor, 06/04/2020 - 11:04

5 June is World Environment Day. SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, examines this year's key theme: 'biodiversity', through a gendered lens.

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Protected: Making Masks For the Road to Equality

ons, 06/03/2020 - 15:28

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Effective policy solutions for COVID-19

ons, 06/03/2020 - 14:40

SI UN Representative, Maria Fornella, reflects on the findings of the ECOSOC briefing on effective policy solutions for COVID-19.

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Why should we promote Human Trafficking Programmes?

ons, 06/03/2020 - 14:33

Human Trafficking/Modern Day Slavery is global human rights violation impacting 4-6 million people annually - 71% of them women and girls, and is considered by traffickers as an easy way to make money - low risk, and a renewable resource.

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Female Genital Multilation

ons, 06/03/2020 - 12:07

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.

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Migration

ons, 06/03/2020 - 09:12

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.

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COVID-19 – the impact on older women

tir, 06/02/2020 - 22:48

In view of the current crisis and the potential devastating effects for the future, media coverage is contributing to the stigmatisation and discrimination of the older persons

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COVID-19: Women’s role in the crisis response

tir, 06/02/2020 - 17:21

SI UN Representative, Evelyne Para, praises the efforts of women in the COVID-19 response efforts.

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COVID-19 and the rise of violence

tir, 06/02/2020 - 10:39

SI UN Representative, Marie-Christine Gries, blogs about the rise in violence resulting from COVID-19.

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UN Security Council and COVID–19

fre, 05/29/2020 - 10:54

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.

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Donate to the SI President’s Appeal 2019-21

ons, 05/27/2020 - 17:06

“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

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SI Volunteer Recruitment

tir, 05/26/2020 - 10:36

Soroptimist International is pleased to announce that it is inviting applications for the volunteer role, SI Director of Advocacy, and SI Treasurer.

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Soroptimist International seeks Volunteer United Nations Representative for New York.

man, 05/11/2020 - 17:59

Soroptimist International seeks Volunteer United Nations Representative for New York.

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