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Welcome to the October Edition of Global Voice

In this month's Global Voice, we are delighted to introduce the new Members Area of the SI website. Read a letter to Soroptimists from Immediate Past President, Yvonne Simpson and find out more about the new SI President's Appeal 'Women, Water and Leadership'. We hope you enjoy the issue.

LATEST NEWS

 

SI Leadership Development Webinars

 

This November we are pleased to offer two exciting new interactive webinars organised by Soroptimist International. As part of the SI Leadership Development programme, you can now register for Webinar One: The Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 6, and Webinar Two: The President's Appeal 2017-2019, Women Water and Leadership.

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A Letter to Soroptimists

 
Read a letter written to Soroptimists by Immediate Past President, Yvonne Simpson, plus a slideshow of wonderful photographs from her biennium, and a selection of messages from Soroptimists around the globe. 
 
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International Day of the Girl Child

 

Since 2012, 11 October is marked as the International Day of the Girl, to highlight and address the needs and challenges faced by girls. Read a message from SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen in recognition of the day and the theme - 'EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises'.

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International Day of Rural Women

 
The theme for the UN International Day of Rural Women, was 'Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls'. Read a President's Message from SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen. 
 
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CSW62 SI Written Statement

 
The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at the United Nations headquarters, New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The theme is 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls'. Read the Soroptimist International written statement.
 
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Recruitment News

SI is looking to appoint a UN Representative in the Vienna area, to attend official UN meetings and report back to Soroptimist International headquarters. The closing date for applications is 6 November. 
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Meet the Interns

Each year, NGO CSW/NY offers up to eight internships to help facilitate the mission of the Committee to achieve gender equality. Soroptimist International sponsors the internship programme. Visit the article to get to know the new interns and catch up with their latest blogs.
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Leave no one Behind

SI contributed a wonderful article to the online magazine, Impakter. The article formed part of its ‘United Nations SDG series’.
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World Food Day

 
On World Food Day 2017, Liliana Mosca, SI UN Representative in Rome, wrote a blog for SI, reporting on the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, held at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy.
 
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SI MEMBERS AREA

We are excited to share with you the new Members Area of the SI website -  a great addition to the current website, with a homepage all of its own! The space offers a variety of new pages which we hope you will find engaging, informative and useful in your Soroptimist work. Read on to explore Interviews, Articles, SI Resources and more!
 
Interviews

 

An Interview with Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

 
 
In the first Soroptimist Interview for the SI Members Area, we take some time to meet the SI President 2017-2019, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen.
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SI President's Appeal 2017-2019

Women, Water & Leadership

 
Visit a page dedicated to 'Women Water and Leadership', and keep up to date with regular news, project stories and other useful information from The President's Appeal 2017-2019.
 

 
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Articles

Your Voice at the UN


In a new series to showcase the work of the SI UN Representatives, this month's 'Your Voice', brings you a round-up from Paris, Vienna, Nairobi and New York. 

SI in Geneva

 
 Watch a video presentation featuring Wilfrida Hendrickx, SI UN Representative, Geneva, in which she introduces the work of SI at the centre.


 
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SI Resources
Packed with useful resources for Soroptimists, visit this page to find SI logos, SI President's Appeal PowerPoints and marketing materials, plus advocacy flyers and SI reports.
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Recommended Reading
A useful page that takes you to some of the latest reports covering issues affecting women and girls.
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SI Statements
Visit this section to find the 'Where We Stand' statements and SI's stance on various issues that affect the lives of women and girls.
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