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WORLD REFUGEE DAY

tir, 06/19/2018 - 11:57

The United Nations World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June every year. The world celebrates so that we do not forget the needs and contributions of those millions of people who have fled their countries because of conflict or persecution, and are in fear of returning.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: SOROPTIMISTS STAND WITH REFUGEE WOMEN AND GIRLS

man, 06/18/2018 - 09:35

June 20 is World Refugee Day. Soroptimists must stand with refugees, particularly with women and girls who suffer more than others from poverty, lack of clean water and food, no access to education and healthcare, no way to earn an income, and gender-based violence.

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President’s Video: Women, Water and Leadership – the story so far

ons, 06/13/2018 - 11:39

Soroptimist International President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen brings news from the 2017-2019 SI President's Appeal, 'Women, Water and Leadership'. Two transformative projects are now underway in Kenya, and Bulgaria, thanks to the generous donations of Soroptimists and all Federations.

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#6 Your Voice at the United Nations

tir, 06/12/2018 - 17:05

Welcome to ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’   Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime and Impacts on Women Side Event moderated by SI UN Representative Martina Gredler at the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Twenty-seventh session, 14 –18 May 2018 On 16 May 2018, a side event took place organized

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Marking World Environment Day – Kenya

man, 06/11/2018 - 13:04

Soroptimist International (SI) and Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) members, together with the Ngara Girls High School, Nairobi, mobilised school girls, women and other like-minded stakeholders to participate in a school environment clean-up and tree planting event, to mark this year’s World Environment Day.

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Soroptimist International of Chicago Celebrates 80th Anniversary

lør, 06/09/2018 - 11:05

A luncheon to celebrate SI Chicago’s anniversary was held at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Niles Illinois, on Saturday, 2nd of June, 20178 The members dressed in period clothing as we traveled through Soroptimist history and met some of the remarkable women from the club. Soroptimist International of Chicago

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Water, Women and the rise of Plastic Pollution

tir, 06/05/2018 - 11:35

On World Environment Day, Bev Bucur takes a closer look at what is in the water.

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President’s Message: World Environment Day

man, 06/04/2018 - 14:06

The theme of World Environment Day 2018, is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. With India taking the role of global host, the day is a call to action to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.

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Climate Justice – what does it mean?

man, 06/04/2018 - 12:40

Speakers at a recent conference organised by UNA House, Edinburgh, Scotland discussed the importance for every country and every individual to play their part in mitigating the effects of climate change, especially global warming.

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SUMMARY OF SI (SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED eBOARD MEETING, May 2018

lør, 06/02/2018 - 17:32

by Global Executive Director, Deborah Thomas. On 11 May 2018 the second meeting of the recently restructured board of Soroptimist International was held electronically. SI President Mariet Verhoef Cohen chaired the meeting, welcoming all. The minutes of the previous board meeting held in February (2018) were approved and actions arising

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WeWash – Women Water and Leadership Appeal

tir, 05/22/2018 - 16:24

WeWash, a new transformative and sustainable project is now underway as part of the SI Women, Water and Leadership Appeal (WWL) 2017-2019. Beginning early May, WeWash (Women empowerment through water, sanitation, and health), is reshaping the lives of unemployed and low-income women and girls in the villages of Sulitsa, Sladak kladenets, Preslaven and Kalitinovo in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

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Soroptimists raise € 55.000 for School for Justice

ons, 05/16/2018 - 12:53

Soroptimist Bianca Leemkuil from the Netherlands, surprised Mallika with a cheque for €55.000, as a donation to the unique and progressive programme School for Justice, which was set up in Mumbai, India in 2017. Securing massive media attention around the world, the ground-breaking programme which rescues girls from child prostitution, educates and trains girls to become lawyers and prosecutors, and in doing so, affords them the power to prosecute the criminals that once owned them.

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

ons, 05/09/2018 - 20:43

On 3 May 2018, Utrecht University celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a keynote address and panel discussion entitled ‘Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion’.

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SIFAF CONFERENCE MARRAKECH – an account

ons, 05/02/2018 - 22:15

by Inge Withof, SIE Assistant Programme Director When the Soroptimist International Future African Federation (SIFAF) Conference was announced, I immediately had the idea to go there to support our Soroptimist Sisters and support the foundation of the new African SI Federation. Moreover, I have never been to Africa so for

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News from the 4th SIFAF conference

ons, 05/02/2018 - 21:31

News from 4th SIFAF conference co-authored by Mary Muia, SIFAF President, Task Force Chair,  and member of SI Karen Blixen Club of Nairobi Kenya, and Wanda Peters, SI Public Relations 2017-2019. With 1788 members in 27 countries on the African continent, SIFAF, the Soroptimist International Future African Federation, is growing steadily

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Stunning President’s Appeal pendant designed by Villy Makou

tir, 05/01/2018 - 15:30

A pendant, that can be worn on a chain as a necklace, and also as a pin, has been beautifully designed by Soroptimist Villy Makou from Greece, previous winner of the CSW61 handbook cover competition in 2017. Created in silver and blue enamel, and in 22k gold plated and blue

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Raising the baton for Australian Soroptimists

tir, 04/17/2018 - 12:03

by Catherine Heiner, Publicity Officer, SI Bayside “SI Australian President, Ralda Forzin, participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), raising the baton high for Australian Soroptimists. The Queen’s Baton arrived at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last Wednesday. Having just returned from New York, Ralda attended

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Healthy Women, Healthy Families – Supporting Project Sothea in Cambodia

ons, 04/11/2018 - 13:57

In November 2017, Soroptimist International of Singapore (SIS) supported a team of medical students from the National University of Singapore and 12 practising Singaporean doctors, whose mission it was to provide basic health screening and health literacy to villagers residing in the villages of Dangkut Thnong and Anlong Svay, in the Banan district of Battambang, the second poorest province in Cambodia. US $3000 was raised to cover drugs and medical supplies for Project Sothea.

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SUMMARY OF SI (SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED eBOARD MEETING, February 2018

tir, 04/10/2018 - 13:25

On 16 February 2018 the first meeting of the newly restructured board of Soroptimist International was held electronically. The new board consists of 2 directors from each Federation, the SI President, Treasurer and Advocacy Director; 11 voting directors in total. The SI President, Treasurer and Advocacy Director are also members

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Water – Decade for Action

ons, 03/28/2018 - 11:46

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

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