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Women have vast and positive impacts on the economy, in business, agriculture, and industry, and as domestic workers, market vendors, migrant workers, and through their unpaid care work. Despite some progress, obstacles to women’s full and equal participation, including the lack of an enabling environment, persist.
SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos, explains the intent and importance of the Istanbul Convention.
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As the world turns its attention to ‘Building Back Better’, Linda Witong offers excellent insight in her review of the 2020 WASH Report regarding the Progress On Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools.
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International Literacy Day is 8 September and this year focuses on ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’. We begin this topic with two excellent recent articles written by SI UN Representative, Paris, Evelyne Para. 1. A report on the ‘Skills Academy’, created by partners to the
Owing to the cancellation of the Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year, the Secretary-General’s annual consultation with women’s civil society was postponed. However, on 31 August 2020, a virtual Townhall Meeting was held between UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and a virtual audience of women's civil society actors, with UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as the moderator.
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Exploring the Road to Equality was a one hour webinar hosted by SI President Sharon Fisher, featuring presentations from Ayushi Kundu and Olga Sidenko (SI Road to Equality Co-ordinators), and Khayanga Wasike CEO/President at Willing Hearts international.
SI UN Representative, Berthe De Vos, examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people.
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Soroptimist International is excited to announce that we are inviting applications for the position of Volunteer United Nations Representative.
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As part of SI's series of blogs discussing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, SI UN Representative, Liliana Mosca, examines the topic of women and armed conflict, looking at both the legal framework and the lived reality.
THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS PIVOTAL RESOLUTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION The draft resolution A/HRC/L.20 on the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) was recently adopted by the Human Rights Council in its 44th Session. This comes as a pleasant news for FGM survivors, anti-FGM activists and
ODIHR and UN Women release a report based on a global survey of survivors of trafficking and frontline stakeholders.
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