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Welcome to Global Voice September 2018

In this issue, we bring you Soroptimist news from around the world. Catch up with articles from the Soroptimist InternationaI (SI) United Nations Representatives, view the latest messages from the SI President and watch a wonderful new video 'Being a Soroptimist' which opens the door to the activities of one of the SI President's Appeal Projects in Kenya. With details of a new way for you to interact with us directly through the SI website, plus updates from the SI Members Area, we do hope you enjoy reading the very latest Global Voice.

 
SI President's Appeal 2017-2019

A moving and incredibly inspiring video on the SI Youtube Channel explores the work taking place on the SI President's Appeal, specifically within the Mwihoko Women Project, Kenya. During the video, we hear from Asha Abdulrahman, a Soroptimist since 1998, who reflects on being a member of Soroptimist International and how the project is empowering not only local women but entire communities.
 
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SI Advocacy News
The SI UN Representatives have shared some excellent and informative articles and blogs recently and this month there are more. From New York, read 'A Word or Two about Older Women' by SI UN Representative Frances Zainoeddin and Barbara Rochman's useful review of a new advocacy guidebook 'Inherent Dignity', focused on the prevention of trafficking. In 'So What' Angela Sauvage, SI UN Representative, Geneva, looks at the links between the Sustainable Development Goals. 
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My Sanctuary - Fiji
Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific (SISWP) has been working closely with the government of Fiji to provide help to victims of violence and those most vulnerable during natural disasters, with the construction of three shelters in Fiji where women and children are to receive counselling and accommodation during a programme of rehabilitation.
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SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

8 September, International Literacy Day is a topic of great significance to Soroptimist International as we strive to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls. A second important date, 21 September, is recognised as the International Day of Peace. The theme this year revolved around the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and The Right to Peace. Visit the SI President's Page to read and view the latest messages from the SI President, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen.
 
VIEW MESSAGES
SI Board Meeting Budapest 2018

Soroptimist International recently held a series of meetings in Budapest, Hungary, which included a review and planning day, formal board meeting and annual general meeting. Bringing together the SI international leaders from around the globe the meetings are an opportunity to review, monitor and plan future SI global work.
 
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SI Convention Kuala Lumpur 2019

Early Bird Registration is open for the 21st Soroptimist International Convention 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Don't miss a beat by following the updates from the SI Convention team on the official Convention Facebook page and drop by the Convention website for all the latest news.
Visit the Convention Facebook page at @SoroptimistConvention2019
Find the very latest programme updates at Programme At A Glance
 
REGISTER HERE
SI Members Area

Keep in the know! New updates to the SI Members Area include informative global reports to support you in your Soroptimist work, including a useful resource from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the run up to World Food Day, 16 October - take a look in the Recommended Reading section to find what's new. Visit the SI Resources page for the latest Soroptimist International Annual Report (bottom of page) and the SI Statements page to view three new SI Positioning Statements covering the subjects of Poverty, Terrorism and Social Protection Systems.
 
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JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

Thanks to the NEW comments section on the SI website - you can now get involved in the conversation! Simply fill out the comment box at the end of an article or blog. If you have any ideas for blog topics or articles that you would like to see, please do let us know!
 
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