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Welcome to the June/July Edition of Global Voice

Being a Soroptimist means being part of something special. A global community that joins together as one voice, on behalf of women and girls everywhere.

In this issue of Global Voice, you will find articles written by SI President, Yvonne Simpson and the Soroptimist International HLPF report, prepared in advance of the High-Level Political Forum 2017 in New York. With information on projects from the SI President's Appeal, 'Educate to Lead: Nepal' and a report from the
recent Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy, we also hear from SI UN Representatives, Alice Odingo and Rose Mwangi in part three of 'A Closer Look at Leadership'.


Soroptimist International Launches HLPF Report

On 10 July 2017, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) convened in the United Nations headquarters, New York. Read the Soroptimist International HLPF report 'Global Perspectives on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World: Making the SDGs work for women and girls'. 


Educating Rupa

The SI President’s Appeal 'Educate to Lead: Nepal', is supporting Rupa Basnet with tuition, textbooks and a school uniform, to assist her in completing her education and realising her dream to study law. Read Rupa's story and watch an interview with this ambitious and determined student. 

A Closer Look at Leadership - Part Three

In the third part of our series, 'A Closer Look at Leadership' we hear from Alice Odingo and Rose Mwangi, SI UN Representatives in Nairobi.


Classrooms in the Clouds

The Soroptimist International President’s Appeal 'Educate to Lead: Nepal', is working with Classrooms in the Clouds to improve the educational experience for girls in remote regions of Nepal.


Gender Issues and the Global Environmental Development Agenda

Read a blog by Alice Odingo, SI UN Representative in Nairobi, which looks at current environmental issues and the impact on women and girls.


SI Eldoret, Kenya - Making a Difference to Street Children

In a President's Post, SI President, Yvonne Simpson reports on her visit to the SI Eldoret’s Rescue Centre project in Kenya, which rescues abandoned children living on the street. 


Welcoming a New Generation of Leaders

The Soroptimist Nordic Leadership Academy took place in Öland, 26 - 30 June 2017. Catch up with all the news in a blog written by Soroptimist Johanna Richardsson.

The Lost Children

At the 26th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice which took place from 22 - 26 May at the UN centre in Vienna, SIE Immediate Past President, Ulla Madsen was a panellist at a side event, ‘The Lost Children – Safeguarding Unaccompanied Migrant Minors from Going Missing’.

UN Financing for Development

Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, SI UN Representative, New York, writes a blog on the 2017 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development (FfD), held at the UN, New York.
A Road Map to Gender Equality Now
Bette Levy, SI UN Representative, New York reports from 'A Road Map to Gender Equality Now: Symposium for Action', a highly successful event held in Vancouver.
Sixty Years of Success for SI Cologne
SI Cologne celebrated 60 years of Soroptimist service in style, from 30 June - 2 July. The event was memorable for many reasons, most of them starting with the letter 'P'! Find out more by reading a President's Post, by SI President, Yvonne Simpson.
Irish Soroptimists come together
SI President, Yvonne Simpson attends the 51st Annual Joint North/South Conference for Irish Soroptimists and guests.
 Every Club Should Have an Anne! Soroptimist Anne Farrington’s lifelong commitment and service to women is acknowledged in her appointment as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in the NZ Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Celebrating Soroptimist service
Read about SI Christchurch, New Zealand, and a celebration held to honour members who have given exemplary service to Soroptimist International.
Promoting Awareness of Human Trafficking
SI President, Yvonne Simpson attended an event during the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, at the UN centre in Vienna, which looked at innovative ways of using education as a tool for the prevention of human trafficking.

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