• 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…

  • #CSW58 Day 2 - Key issues in the draft conclusions and latest SI side events


      Each year, the Commission on the Status of Women aims to deliver a set of agreed conclusions on the priority theme for the year; this outcome document includes an assessment of progress and a set of concrete recommendations for action by Governments, intergovernmental bodies and others.  Member States meet at a series of high-level panels and other meetings throughout…

  • CSW 58: News from Day 1


    Yesterday was the first official day of the Commission for the Status of Women 58 (March 10th - 21st) where Member States gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and advancement of women worldwide. Soroptimist International has its biggest…

  • A Spotlight on Solar Energy - #CSW58 Side Event with Solar Cookers International


      Soroptimist International of Europe's President Elect, Maria Elisabetta de Franciscis, has spoken about the role that solar energy can play in empowering women and girls at a side-event during the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which opened in New York today. SI co-hosted the event with Solar Cookers International, an NGO that works to…

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