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Women & the Economy

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 09/18/2020 - 10:26

Women have vast and positive impacts on the economy, in business, agriculture, and industry, and as domestic workers, market vendors, migrant workers, and through their unpaid care work. Despite some progress, obstacles to women’s full and equal participation, including the lack of an enabling environment, persist.

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Our Voice at the UN

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 09/15/2020 - 14:59

Read about the latest events happening at the UN in New York and discover how to become involved with upcoming meetings.

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Literacy teaching and learning in 2020

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/14/2020 - 16:05

SI UN Representative, Evelyne para examines the impact of COVID-19 on lifelong education and learning.

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The Intent and Importance of the Istanbul Convention

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 09/11/2020 - 12:13

SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos, explains the intent and importance of the Istanbul Convention.

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Progress On Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 09/09/2020 - 11:21

As the world turns its attention to ‘Building Back Better’, Linda Witong offers excellent insight in her review of the 2020 WASH Report regarding the Progress On Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools.

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International Literacy Day

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 09/07/2020 - 16:09

International Literacy Day is 8 September and this year focuses on ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’. We begin this topic with two excellent recent articles written by SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. 1. A report on the ‘Skills Academy’, created by partners to the

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UN Secretary-General Meets with Women’s Civil Society

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 09/03/2020 - 16:09

Owing to the cancellation of the Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year, the Secretary-General’s annual consultation with women’s civil society was postponed. However, on 31 August 2020, a virtual Townhall Meeting was held between UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and a virtual audience of women's civil society actors, with UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as the moderator.

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SI Voices Webinar – Trafficking our Girls

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 09/02/2020 - 18:54

Register NOW for SI Voices - 'Trafficking our Girls', the second in our series of SI Voices Webinars.

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Exploring the Road to Equality – Webinar

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 08/28/2020 - 16:31

Exploring the Road to Equality was a one hour webinar hosted by SI President Sharon Fisher, featuring presentations from Ayushi Kundu and Olga Sidenko (SI Road to Equality Co-ordinators), and Khayanga Wasike CEO/President at Willing Hearts international.

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young adults

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 08/27/2020 - 15:35

SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos, examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.

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SI Recruitment: Volunteer United Nations Representative

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 08/25/2020 - 11:31

Soroptimist International is excited to announce that we are inviting applications for the position of Volunteer United Nations Representative.

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Women and Armed Conflict

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 08/20/2020 - 13:45

As part of SI's series of blogs discussing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, examines the topic of women and armed conflict, looking at both the legal framework and the lived reality.

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Sustainable Cities and COVID-19: Plans for Action

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 08/18/2020 - 14:17

SI UN Representative, Mary Muia joins the panel for the high-level political forum parallel dialogue on sustainable cities and COVID-19.

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SI Board Meeting & Annual General meeting 2020

SoroptiVoiceBlog - man, 08/17/2020 - 14:25

The SI Board Meeting Summary and AGM Presentations now available to view.

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On the Road to Equality: News from the UN on FGM

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 08/13/2020 - 13:41

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS PIVOTAL RESOLUTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION The draft resolution A/HRC/L.20 on the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) was recently adopted by the Human Rights Council in its 44th Session. This comes as a pleasant news for FGM survivors, anti-FGM activists and

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Older Women on the SI Road to Equality

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 08/13/2020 - 13:26

Frances Zainoeddin, SI UN Representative in New York asks tough questions.

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Emerging Human Trafficking Trends in the face of COVID-19

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tor, 08/13/2020 - 12:54

ODIHR and UN Women release a report based on a global survey of survivors of trafficking and frontline stakeholders.

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THE UNITED NATIONS POLICY BRIEF ON OLDER PERSONS AND COVID-19

SoroptiVoiceBlog - ons, 08/12/2020 - 13:31

The SI President’s Appeal for 2019-2021 ‘The Road to Equality’, inter alia focuses on older women. Sadly, in the wake of the corona virus pandemic, the very reason the theme is included within the focus of the Appeal has become clear to all: with discrimination against older persons, and particularly older women, becoming evermore apparent.

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‘Exploring the Soroptimist Road to Equality’

SoroptiVoiceBlog - tir, 08/11/2020 - 19:24

Join us 20 August 2020, for the first in a wonderful new series of webinars from Soroptimist International. In this first of a series of Soroptimist International webinars, we’ll share details of the 2019-2021 SI Presidents Appeal, 'The Road to Equality', and how COVID-19 is impacting women and girls.

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Introducing the Soroptimist Lab

SoroptiVoiceBlog - fre, 07/31/2020 - 14:30

The Soroptimist International LAB was officially launched during SI’s first ever digital Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday 29 July

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