CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/6/3/13
TitleSoroptimist International Association Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women
Extent23 leaves
Administrative HistoryMary Esslemont represented the Federation of Great Britain and Ireland on the Soroptimist International Association's Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women. Mme Elsa Sundling represented the European Federation and Mrs Lily E. Onalnberg was chairperson.

The Committee's duties, as laid down in the Soroptimist International Association [S.I.A.] constitution (and summarised in this paper), are:
1. To aid the S.I.A. in exerting its influence upon the United Nations Commission on the status of women.
2. To encourage Federations, through divisional unions and clubs, to influence governments to advance the status of women.
3. To make recommendations for advancing the status of women.
DescriptionAccount of the duties of the Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women, with details of its quadrenial report.

The quadrenial report was based upon recommendations issued by the S.I.A. Governing Body in 1960. Topics highlighted include occupational trends for women; education and training of women for public life and service; problems facing women workers with family responsibilities; the health and welfare of women workers; retirement and pension provisions; the types of assistance best suited to helping the progress of women workers, particularly in developing countries;
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