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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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The SI President’s Appeal for 2019-2021 ‘The Road to Equality’, inter alia focuses on older women. Sadly, in the wake of the corona virus pandemic, the very reason the theme is included within the focus of the Appeal has become clear to all: with discrimination against older persons, and particularly older women, becoming evermore apparent.
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Join us 20 August 2020, for the first in a wonderful new series of webinars from Soroptimist International. In this first of a series of Soroptimist International webinars, we’ll share details of the 2019-2021 SI Presidents Appeal, 'The Road to Equality', and how COVID-19 is impacting women and girls.
"The COVID-19 pandemic can either derail efforts toward the Sustainable Development Goals or, if purposefully managed, can open space to accelerate the processes". Maria Fornella-Oehninger, SI UN Representative in New York, blogs about the International Science Council's High-level Political Forum Side Event, 'Designing and implementing integrated, context-sensitive and attainable pathways toward achieving transformation'.
SI UN Representative, Frances Zainoeddin provides a candid review of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
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The International Labour Organisation announces a historic breakthrough with the Violence and Harassment Convention (190).
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SI Advisor to Advocacy, Pat Black questions if COVID -19 has quashed the world's chances of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 1: 'End Poverty in All it Forms Everywhere' (SDG 1) by 2030?
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SI President’s Appeal Coordinator, Ayushi Kundu, speaks to Dr. Josephine Kulea, HSC, Founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF), a courageous youth activist whose work addresses Harmful Cultural Practices in Kenya.
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Links to registration of HLPF events.
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Soroptimist International is delighted to announce the inauguration of the Soroptimist International Africa Federation.
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26 June 1945, is recognised as one of the most significant dates in modern history. Following months of negotiations, representatives from 50 countries signed the Charter of the United Nations.
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As part of the preparations for UNEA-5, UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UNEA Presidency, and partners from Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) organised The Act #For Nature Forum on the Sunday 7-12 June 2020.
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