Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women. It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of the discrimination suffered by women. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, whilst among illiterate adults there are twice as many women as men.
CSW61 Why come to CSW? Margaret Clark – Assistant Programme Director for Advocacy The Commission for the Status of Women is the largest global intergovernmental forum on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is so inspiring, knowing how women’s organizations are improving women’s rights in so many countries throughout the world. Women talk
Meru County in Kenya has a largely rural population of 136,000. HIV/AIDs are prevalent in the region and many families are headed by women and children. Life is hard for women and children in Meru: 41% of women and girls are grossly or borderline malnourished 43% live below the poverty line of £1 per day,
Member – Aminatta L.R. Ngum Founder Member of Soroptimist International of Banjul, The Gambia How did you first hear about Soroptimist International? Sometime in 1986 when I was Senior Magistrate, the late Mrs. Louise Njie, then Minister of Health and Women’s Affairs invited me to attend an inaugural meeting for the establishment of a Club in
In an age when we all claim to be so short of time is there still a place for volunteering? Volunteering is about giving up your time for a good cause. You don’t get paid but you do get the chance to use your talents, develop new skills, and experience the pleasure that comes from
On Friday 21st October Soroptimists from the South Lancashire Region joined Manchester Airport Border Force and Greater Manchester Police to assist at an awareness-raising stand in the Airport Departure Lounge of Manchester Airport. South Lancashire Soroptimists have been part of the Manchester Modern Day Slavery Forum for the past 16 months. Which involves approximately 50
Blog by Sarah McCormack National President Soroptimist International Republic of Ireland During my year of Presidency I set out to visit all Clubs in the Republic of Ireland. My focus for this visit was to attend the Clubs usual meeting – making no special arrangements for the National President’s visit. We have 19 Clubs, and with them
Club: Soroptimist International St Albans and District Date formed: 27 April 1957 Number of Members: 33 Our Club has evolved over the years and continues to benefit from the energy that comes from change. We have a busy programme with lots of projects and events for Members, guests and importantly prospective Members to come along
President Yvonne Simpson and President Elect Mariet Verhoef-Cohen were in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the Soroptimist International World Convention in 2019. They gave a great interview for Inspire, the Women’s Institute of Management magazine. Read the article.