International Women’s Day 8th March, 2018: Activism and advocacy of women form different generations has borne fruit. At present, we have more girls in schools than ever before, more women are gainfully employed and holding senior positions in the private sector, academia, politics and international organisation, such as the United Nations. However, despite positive progress, the obstacles remain. Click here for the full speech by the UN Secretary General.
UN Sustainable Development Goals: On September 25th, 2015, Member States of the United Nations pledged to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all, by means of target goals to be achieved in a time frame of 15 years. 17 goals and 169 targets, in which Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) as well as Soroptimist International (SI) were represented. What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Read full report here
UN Women and blockchain technology in humanitarian action: A four-day simulation, hosted by UN Women together with the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (UN OICT) and Innovation Norway, to explore cutting-edge solutions using blockchain technologies to address the challenges faced by girls and women in humanitarian areas. Click here for full article.
Women, Water and Leadership: Soroptimist International president’s appeal (2017-2019), supports projects that empower, enable and educate girls and women. The appeal pushes towards the capacity, experience and education needed for water resources management and water-related professions. Read full appeal here