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Welcome to Global Voice November 2018

In this issue, we bring you Soroptimist news from New York, Vienna, Rome, and Paris, plus an introduction to a special social media campaign which will run from now until the 10th of December in support of the Soroptimist International (SI) President's Appeal. Read articles written on World Food Day and International Day of Older Persons, and make sure you visit the SI Members Area to find new resources to assist you in your Soroptimist work. We do hope you enjoy reading the latest Global Voice.
Be a #WWLSoroptimist and show your support for the SI President's Appeal

10th December, Human Rights Day is traditionally the day Soroptimists join together to show their support for the SI President's Appeal. Between now and the 10th of December, SI will be sharing news from the Appeal projects in Malaysia, Bulgaria, Kenya, and Indonesia, and we would love to hear your news too! If you are holding an activity or fundraising event for the SI President's Appeal please tell us all about it and share your activities and photographs with us on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #WWLSoroptimist.
Let's join together as one voice, to empower women, girls, and communities!

Find out more by watching a video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen.
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With reports from the 45th session of the Committee on World Food Security, Rome, and the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Vienna, you will also find a blog written following a commemorative event held for Dr. Suzanne Noël. SI Los Angeles celebrates a 96th birthday and SI United Nations Representative, Barbara Rochman, writes for us on the Global Compact for Migration.
During October, many Internationally recognised days closely relate to the SI Vision, Mission, and Principles. Read blogs written by SI President-Elect Sharon Fisher on International Day of Older Persons, Immediate Past-President of Soroptimist International of the Americas, Dawn Marie Lemonds, writes for International Day of the Girl Child and Dr. Theresa Devasahayam, SI UN Representative, Bangkok, shares 'Ending Hunger - the Female Factor' on World Food Day.

No Meeting Room Required!

Taking place over the internet - two SI President's Appeal webinars are to be held on 10 & 11 November 2018. Hear all the latest news from the 2017-2019 Appeal, 'Women, Water & Leadership' and put your questions to SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, and Chair of the President's Appeal, Hafdis Karlsdóttir.
With details of projects taking place in Bulgaria, Kenya, Malaysia, and news of a further project in Indonesia, both sessions will have the same content, so please register for whichever time and date suits you best. 
SI Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019

Don't forget to keep up to date with the latest SI Convention news by visiting the Convention Facebook page at @SoroptimistConvention2019 Find programme updates by visiting Programme At A Glance and read about the Speakers, including leading foreign correspondent and bestselling author, Christina Lamb, by visiting Keynote Speakers 2019. You can also sign up for the SI Convention newsletter on the Convention website at

SI Members Area

Need some new marketing materials to help you fundraise for the SI President's Appeal? Visit the SI Resources page to find and download the very latest SI President's Appeal leaflets.


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