• URGENT: Governments must stand by existing commitments to womens rights! #CSW58


      As the 58th session of CSW enters its final day, Soroptimist International has expressed grave concern about the attempts by some governments to backtrack on existing agreements on women’s human rights. “We are asking all Soroptimists in Member States to contact their Government to encourage them to stay strong on agreed language”, explains SI Assistant Programme Director Caroline Leach,…

  • Lobbying continues at #CSW58 - Caucuses, Co-ordination and Draft Conclusions


      Soroptimist International's week two delegates at CSW58, led by SIAPD Caroline Leach (front row, left). The delegation is much smaller this week. The Soroptimist week 2 delegation at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) continues to  lobby for the strongest possible outcome document to be agreed by Governments when the session closes on…

  • Highlights from #CSW58 week 1 – new transparency, focus on standalone goal and men and boys, successful parallel events, Soroptimists meet Lakshmi Puri, and our largest ever delegation!


    The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women is approaching the half-way point. So how has it gone so far? “CSW 58 has been historic in many ways”, explains SI Head of Programme and Advocacy Reilly Dempsey. “We’ve seen SI’s first ever purpose-driven advocacy training for delegates, the largest delegation we’ve ever had with over 50 capable…

  • Gender equality - a fairytale for men and boys? New Soroptimist film launched at #CSW58


    A loving family with positive role models. Taught to build healthy relationships, respect others and himself. Empowered to use his strength in many ways and pursue any career path. Able to spend time with his children. Is this a fairy tale for men and boys? Soroptimist International launched a new film exploring this issue at our  parallel event at CSW58…

  • #CSW58 Day 3 News & Successful Side Events!


    The Commission on the Status of Women 58 is now in its fourth day.  Its aim, to deliver a set of agreed conclusions on the priority theme for the year, 'Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls'. The agreed conclusions will feed into an outcome document which consists of concrete recommendations for…

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