Little Stones Documentary on Art & Gender Equity

"Little Stones" was a CSW62 Parallel Event held on 14 March A blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds "I attended a most fabulous program that aired a documentary about the use of contemporary art forms to address several situations of violence against women. The art forms were hip/hop and rap in

Inspirational Women

A blog by Pat Black "One of the most amazing experiences in returning to CSW is that of meeting inspirational women. Some of them are those whom we meet every year.  Long-term campaigners and activists who never give up on the cause they are fighting for.  One of those women is

Irish eyes are smiling at CSW62

A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor and Caroline Mulligan, SI Advocacy Manager "St Patrick’s Day is approaching fast in New York.  It is celebrated here with even greater enthusiasm than in Ireland! On 14 March, the NGO briefing was led by the Republic of Ireland Chair of CSW,

HerStory – Championing girl-driven community change

A blog by Cathy Standiford, SIA The power of storytelling to transform lives and communities was on display Wednesday 14 March at CSW62.  A side event entitled "HerStory: Her Voice. Our Future--Championing Girl-Driven Community Change" illustrated girls' education, empowerment and enablement at the grass roots level in three countries.  The

Women Peace and Security – CSW62

A blog by Cathy Standiford, SIA "At the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) there are hundreds of possible panels, workshops and events to attend, typically at least a dozen choices at any given time.  But what happens when the event you planned to attend gets cancelled at the

CSW62 Opening Session

As the spotlight falls on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women 2018, focus turns to critical issues such as ensuring adequate living standards, food and nutrition, access to land, technology, education, health, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices. UN Women Executive

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart from Soroptimist Club Camino Real Region, California. "Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - is a global issue that continues to present challenges for Soroptimists when attempting to improve the lives of women and girls. Though a difficult subject to discuss, it is important that we face the


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