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Digital technology and Social Change

tir, 09/22/2020 - 11:32

SI UN Representative, Maria Fornella, discusses why it is crucial to consider the impact of the digital revolution on social change and what that means for defending the right of women and girls.

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International Day of Peace

søn, 09/20/2020 - 16:23

Women's participation in conflict resolution is essential to achieving peace during and after the pandemic.

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SI Voices Webinar – Speak out for Older Women

søn, 09/20/2020 - 10:17

Register NOW for SI Voices - 'Standing up for Older Women', the third in our series of SI Voices Webinars.

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Women & the Economy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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