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Report from the International Convention in Kuala Lumpur


A number of members from London Anglia Region attended the Soroptimist International Convention held in Kuala Lumpur in July 2019.

The theme of the Convention was Soroptimists Enable a Sustainable World – Global Connections, Empowered Women and included prominent keynote speakers as well as presentations from the Presidents of all 4 Federations.

  • There were sessions on: Gender Equality for Water & Food Security; Women Take Charge – End Violence, Trafficking & Exploitation; Women Leading in Technology & Innovation; She Matters – Healthcare & Lifetime Wellness; Our Climate, Our Responsibility, Our Actions


  • Interactive parallel workshops (Saturday):  Youth Leaders Social Activism Forum (Educate to Lead); Effective SI Engagement with the UN; Human Trafficking Prevention; Rebuilding Lives – Education & Empowerment after Disasters; Women, Water & Food Security.


  • Interactive parallel workshops (Sunday):  Youth Leaders Activism, Advocacy & Philanthropy; Connecting SI to the Digital World; The ‘She’ Factor in Climate Change; Social Enterprise – Future for Social Purpose Organisations; CEDAW (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women).
  • Looking forward to the next SI Convention will in July 2023 in Dublin

Joyce Boorman LAR’s Delegate (SI Ipswich & District)