Find out more about how Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific is getting involved in the annual campaign to end violence against women.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence runs from the 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women to Human Rights Day on the 10th December.

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CSW2020Check this out! Soroptimists are going to be busy at the UN CSW64.
SWP are hosting two side events.

Educational Innovations to Empower Indigenous Girls.
Vulnerable No More Security & Resilience of Women After Disaster.


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On 1 October 2020, under the theme, “Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls,” the UN General Assembly will convene a High-Level meeting on the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women.

"There are opportunities for Soroptimists to comment and tweet also. This is our way to stand up, stand out and make a tangible impact. We need to find out the sincerity of priorities by our member states and be able to extract definite commitments from all governments". Anusha Santhirasthipam SWP Immediate Past President.

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A blog by Asst Programme Director 1 - Christine Johnstone.

Christine attended this 5 day forum along with Theresa Devasahayam

The Asia-Pacific Beijing+25 Region meeting organised by Civil Society Steering Committee with support from UN Women’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). This was a 6 day meeting consisting of 3 days of CSO meeting and 3 days of Ministerial Meetings.
The 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) will be celebrated in 2020. The anniversary provides a pivotal moment to review state action and compliance in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It also provides an opportunity for feminist movements to analyze current political, economic and social trends and consider ways to advance women’s human rights in a global context marked by deepening inequalities within and between countries, climate change and natural disasters, and regressions in the achievement of women’s empowerment. it also an opportune moment to contribute to the critical review of the first five years of the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other gender-related global and regional commitments. (UN ESCAP)

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It is amazing how much more there is to learn about leadership and relationship management even after 36 years as a leader in business and civil society. If you are a lifelong learner like me, you will appreciate what I am about to share with you. Immediately after completing my term as your Federation President, I commenced an 8 weeks Advanced Conscious Global Leadership programme that requires phases of introspection, meditation, trauma healing, mindfulness, creative flow and manifesting abundance.

Story by Anusha Santhirasthipam SISWP Federation Immediate Past President (2020-2022)

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With the fast approaching conclusion of the 2018-2020 Biennium, we have asked our SISWP Board members and National Representatives to focus on capturing the SISWP spirit of gratitude, joy, and united celebration through the most memorable and impactful initiatives they have implemented or been involved in during this Biennium.

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Commission on the Status of Women

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