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

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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

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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

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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

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’

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

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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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

ons, 07/29/2020 - 20:24

30 July is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. SI UN Representative, Jacqueline Shapiro reflects on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the urgent issue of human trafficking.

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We are the Drivers of Change

ons, 07/29/2020 - 14:24

"The COVID-19 pandemic can either derail efforts toward the Sustainable Development Goals or, if purposefully managed, can open space to accelerate the processes". Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'. 

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The High-Level Political Forum 2020: a whimper or a bang?

tir, 07/28/2020 - 15:13

SI UN Representative, Frances Zainoeddin provides a candid review of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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A Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery

tir, 07/28/2020 - 13:57

SI's Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong, introduces the World Health Organisation's Manifesto for a Healthy and Green COVID-19 Recovery.

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UNESCO LAUNCHES GLOBAL SKILLS ACADEMY

man, 07/27/2020 - 16:07

Evelyne Para, SI UN Representative in Paris, blogs about the “Skills Academy” created by partners to UNESCO.

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Momentous Victory Against Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

fre, 07/17/2020 - 10:30

The International Labour Organisation announces a historic breakthrough with the Violence and Harassment Convention (190).

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How has COVID-19 impacted Sustainable Development Goal 1: ‘No Poverty’?

ons, 07/15/2020 - 10:47

SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black questions if COVID -19 has quashed the world's chances of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: 'End Poverty in All it Forms Everywhere' (SDG 1) by 2030?

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An Interview with Dr. Josephine Kulea, Samburu Girls Foundation

fre, 07/10/2020 - 14:28

SI President’s Appeal Coordinator, Ayushi Kundu, speaks to Dr. Josephine Kulea, HSC, Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF), a courageous youth activist whose work addresses Harmful Cultural Practices in Kenya.

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SI Annual General Meeting

ons, 07/08/2020 - 17:01

SI President Sharon Fisher cordially invites Soroptimists to register their interest for the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Soroptimist International, as silent observers.

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Major Groups and other Stakeholders – HLPF Meetings

ons, 07/08/2020 - 09:31

Links to registration of HLPF events.

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New Beginnings – The Soroptimist International Africa Federation

tir, 07/07/2020 - 11:34

Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Soroptimist International Africa Federation.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter

fre, 06/26/2020 - 14:37

26 June 1945, is recognised as one of the most significant dates in modern history. Following months of negotiations, representatives from 50 countries signed the Charter of the United Nations.

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There’s Power in Partnership

tor, 06/25/2020 - 13:29

SI Representative to UNESCO, Marie-Christine, and guest blogger Martine Levy, WAGGGS Representative to UNESCO, demonstrate the power of partnership for women and girls.

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Build back better, build back greener – Act#ForNature

tor, 06/25/2020 - 12:34

As part of the preparations for UNEA-5, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEA Presidency, and partners from Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) organised The Act #For Nature Forum on the Sunday 7-12 June 2020.

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