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The strategy of encouraging women to study science and choose a scientific career is no longer enough. A more "systemic" approach needs to be taken, one that looks at the obstacles and cultural phenomena that push women to give up their ambitions. SI UN Representative in Paris, Evelyne Para, examines the gender gap in science and engineering.
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25 years since the Copenhagen Declaration and Program for Action – a vision and commitment still valid today
Twenty-five years ago, 186 countries gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark for the World Summit for Social Development (WSSD), joined by 2,300 representatives from 811 non-governmental organisations and created the Copenhagen Declaration and Program for Action.
In the first in a series of Q&A’s we talk to Soroptimist Amrita Gautam ‘Soroptimism’ in the eyes of a ‘Young Soroptimist’? ‘’Optimism in everything we do, leads us to the World we want to live in’’. That is why we are Soroptimists! -Amrita Gautam Please tell us a
The SI Road to Equality #SoroptimistSix have been campaigning hard over the holidays, reaching an estimated total of 10,800,000 through their action and media campaigns. Proactively advocating and sharing their stories, Ifrah Ahmed, Sadia Hussein, Rugiatu Turay and Ayo Belo in particular, have all run extensive media campaigns – reaching even more people with their messaging thanks to the SI Road to Equality, and Soroptimist donations and support.
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Dr. Janet Maker is an inspiring speaker who presented twice during the Breast Cancer awareness month programme at SI Downey in Camino Real Region. She is the author of “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer”, the story of her own journey and all the things she learned, designed to
'A Girl from Mogadishu' is based on the testimony of global FGM activist Ifrah Ahmed, and one of the SI Road to Equality President's Appeal, 2019-2021, #SoroptimistSix and is a film is written and directed by Mary McGuckian.
Webinar Title: CSW64 2020 A Webinar presented by the Soroptimist International United Nations Representatives on Zoom Meeting platform (click HERE to visit Zoom) Date: 7 February 2020, United States of America Eastern Standard Time at 2 PM and 8:30 PM Duration: 60 minutes Objective: To introduce the Commission on the
The fifty-eighth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD58) will take place from 10 to 19 February 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development section of international development. This year, CSocD is celebrating the 75th anniversary of
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The sixty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9 to 20 March 2020. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from all regions of the world will join together with 100 delegates of Soroptimist International (SI).
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This month's edition discusses the future of education for women and girls, with news from SI UN Representatives at UNESCO, a comprehensive review of gender equality across the Asia Pacific region from SI's UN Representative in Bangkok, and an introduction to the upcoming events to be held at the UN centre in New York.
Following the 10th International Forum on Food and Nutrition, SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, blogs about the positive effects of sustainable diets and food sourcing on the global economy and environment.
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In recognition of her work at Soroptimist International and Women for Water Partnership, The Evolutionary Business Council has announced our very own Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as winner of its prestigious GLOBAL IMPACT Award for 2019 in the 6th Annual EBC Awards of Excellence.
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-led, multi-stakeholder gathering taking place within the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, with two major meetings to be held in Mexico, 7-8 May 2020 and Paris, 7-10 July 2020. The Forum is convened by UN Women, and co-chaired by France and Mexico, and is in partnership with Global Civil Society.
Let's keep moving foreward! Dawn Marie Lemonds takes us back to 1995.
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SI UN Representative in New York, Maria Fornella-Oehninger, discusses the effects of incorporating women in UN Peacekeeping operations.
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A conference as part of a European Union-funded project, 'Soroptimists Advocate Gender Equality (SAGE) in Work'. Best practices from various countries were shared as well as valuable insights for progresses to 'bridge the glass cliff'.