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Global Voice March 2018

 This edition of Global Voice brings news from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) and the fifty-sixth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56). Read articles from SI UN Representatives in Your Voice at the UN and an interview with Puan Sri Siew Yong Gnanalingam, Chair of the 21st SI Convention, 2019. You will also find details of the Soroptimist International Future African Federation Conference in April, and we revisit two great video messages from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, delivered on International Women's Day, 8 March, and World Water Day, 22 March.
Lead Image: Consultation Day CSW62


 International Women's Day

Here it is! A video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen to Soroptimists, shared over 600 times on Facebook. Thank you all for sharing the Soroptimist message!


SI Convention 2019

As we move closer to the 21st Soroptimist International Convention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019, SI interviews SI Convention Chair, Siew Yong Gnanalingam to find out how plans for the event are progressing.



SI blogs from CSW62

As the spotlight turned to women and girls living and working in rural locations, more than 4,300 representatives from over 600 civil society organisations and 170 Member States came together for CSW62. A very special thank you to all the Soroptimists who reported, tweeted and took photographs at CSW this year, each played a valuable role in increasing the international presence of Soroptimist International. You can read their blogs here.

Visit the SI website to view a slideshow of photographs from a variety of events at CSW62


More from CSW62

The SI website has an area dedicated to CSW, past, and present.
The CSW62 page features blogs, statements, the Agreed Conclusions, two recent CSW webinar recordings, plus an interview with SI Director of Advocacy, Bev Bucur.


World Water Forum Brazil

SI President and President of Women for Water Partnership, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, attended the 8th World Water Forum, which took place in Brazil, 18 - 23 March 2018. Mariet spoke at various sessions, as did Soroptimists active in the water sector.


#5 Your Voice at the United Nations

Your regular round-up of advocacy news from the SI UN Representatives.

SI Future African Federation Conference 2018

The Soroptimist International Future African Federation Conference will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, 20 - 22 April 2018, with the inspiring theme of Together We Can.

Launch of the Water Action Decade
2018 - 2028

World Water Day, 22 March 2018, New York, saw the launch of the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018 - 2028. SI President and President of Women for Water Partnership Mariet Verhoef-Cohen spoke at the this inspiring High-Level event.

Commission for Social Development

The fifty-sixth Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) took place in New York, earlier this year. In Part 1 of our coverage you can read reports written by SI UN Representatives and SI International Director of Advocacy Bev Bucur. In Part 2, SI UN Representative Bette Levy takes us behind the scenes at CSocD.

World Water Day

Catch up with a wonderful video message from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen on World Water Day, 22 March 2018.
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