• Gender Equality and Social Development: SI UN Representative Speaks at UN event


      Soroptimist International UN Representative Bette Levy, was invited to speak at a UN side event at CSW59 together with UN Special Advisers, UN agency staff and Ambassador, HE Ms. Inga Rhonda King. ‘Copenhagen Meets Beijing: The Gender Dimensions of Social Development Policy and Praxis’,  focused on how grassroot changes in societies can happen to the benefit of all.  Bette…

  • Political Declaration Agreed at CSW59: What does it mean for women and girls?


    Governments formally agreed a Political Declaration on day one of CSW59, 9 March. But what impact will this have on the future advancement of gender equality?   CSW59 hosted the global review of Beijing+20 and the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, providing governments, NGOs and civil society with an important opportunity to reaffirm their political will and ambitions…

  • Cool Feminism - Exploring Ideas from the North


     Hafdis Karlsdottir, Soroptimist International of Iceland reports from CSW59 "After attending the Ministerial Round Tables in the morning and listening to the Ministers and representatives from 15 countries 'Making the economy work for women and girl', where they more or less explained what needed to be done, attending 'Cool Feminism - Exploring Ideas from the North,' one finally got to…

  • SI talks to Marty Parker, FBI at CSW59


    Bringing an End to Sex Trafficking: We Can Do It! Featuring expert FBI Agent Marty Parker, 'Bringing an End to Sex Trafficking: We Can Do It' proved a highly sucessful key SI Parallel event for Soroptimist International at the NGO Forum, CSW59, New York.  The SI HQ team had the pleasure of talking with Marty about life as an FBI…

  • Soroptimist Representative Advocates for the Rights of Women and Girls at CEDAW


    On 16 February, SI UN Representative Wilfrida Hendricks joined with other NGO Representatives to advocate for the rights of woman and girls at CEDAW. CEDAW is the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and reviews progress on women’s rights in countries around the world. NGOs such as Soroptimist International, provide a significant contribution to this review process…

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