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Crisis in Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine

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Update 7 April 2022 Read this statement from UN Women, released 7 April 2022: https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/statement/2022/04/ukraine-un-high-level-officials-urge-the-swift-investigation-of-sexual-violence-allegations-and-call-for-strengthened-measures-to-protect-women-and-girls Update 21 March 2022 The statement below has been drawn up by the Europe & North America CSW Caucus which works with other like-minded organisations to help women and girls to realise their full potential. SIGBI has signed this as

Commission on the Status of Women – 14-25 March 2022

Commission on the Status of Women – 14-25 March 2022

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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66 - https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw66-2022 - begins on 14 March. Again, this year it is a virtual event, but Soroptimist International (SI) and Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) will have the opportunity to influence UN Policy and contribute to the Agreed Conclusions. Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and
Comission for Social Development Statement – January 2022

Comission for Social Development Statement – January 2022

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In addition to the Convention to End all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), SIGBI has access to the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) through Soroptimist International (SI). SIGBI has co-signed a recent submission to CSocD from the NGO Committee on Social Development, which advocates for

Scottish Parliament holds Soroptimist Centenary Celebration

Scottish Parliament holds Soroptimist Centenary Celebration

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Soroptimists in Scotland were delighted that Rona Mackay MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament) hosted a Soroptimist Centenary reception on Tuesday 07 December 2021. Due to continuing Covid restrictions in Scotland, attendee numbers were limited at 55 which included 32 Soroptimists from Scottish clubs. SI President Elect Maureen, SIGBI President Cathy and President Elect Ruth