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December 12, 2019

Please join Soroptimist International Scotland South and United Nations House Scotland this 5th of February for our conference on Commission of the Status of Women 64: Women Re-Shaping Technology.

The conference will be at the University of Edinburgh Elizabeth Templeton...

December 10, 2019

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1950, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in order to bring to the attention of 'the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the comm...

December 2, 2019

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is a yearly event on December 2, organized by the United Nations General Assembly. The Day was first celebrated in 1986.

Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labour Org...

December 2, 2019

The Catholic Church has been a leading proponent of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which 122 states, including the Vatican, voted to adopt at the United Nations in July 2017. It is the first globally applicable multilateral agreement to outlaw...

November 28, 2019

Soroptimist International and United Nations House Scotland on the 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women will begin 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence. The campaign which runs from 25 November to 10 December t...

November 25, 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:

Why this International Day?

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation

  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persistin...

October 7, 2019

In Friends of Earth Scotland's new blog post they seek to explore the lessor known effects of plastics on climate change. 

They discuss how the growth of fracking in the US has created an abundance of cheap gas which then is used to create wasteful...

October 3, 2019

As part of our blog series about women’s mental health for the upcoming conference on the 9th of October, UN House Scotland and Soroptimist International have turned their focus towards issues of sexual and domestic violence in relation to women’s mental health. 

Sexual...

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