On 28 April Soroptimist International will host a virtual event with Stephenie Foster, Author of Take Action: Fighting for Women & Girls, a guide that covers the basics of activism and advocacy, offering big and small actions we can all take to shift social norms, change policies and practices, and empower people to
Older women face disproportionate economic empowerment challenges. This session looked at real implications of these challenges in the lives of older women, discussed the benefits of a human rights-based approach in developing programmes and policies for economic empowerment of older women, and made connections on why recognition of older women
Blog by Helen Harvey. "This was my first time attending a Commission for the Status of Women Event. The knock-on effect of Covid has meant that some events are now accessible online. I was apprehensive when asked to speak myself, but also pleased to have the chance to highlight one
by Pat Black "Following many hours of discussion and negotiation, the Commission on the Status of Women in its 66th session (CSW66) finally adopted by consensus the Agreed Conclusions on the priority theme ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change,
A blog by Dr. Nina Smart Grassroots Feminist Movement Responding to Climate Change - Event at CSW66, 16 March. "Hosted by Taiwan Coalition Against Violence, TCAV, and cosponsored by Soroptimist International, this CSW66 event focused on the feminisation of climate change by sharing women's best practices from Nepal and Taiwan.
By Wanda Price As NGO CSW66 Forum draws closer to the final day of sessions, we will leave this event well informed on several issues directly affecting women and girls, but also realising there is still more to learn, more to share, and more to do. This article is not
Hannah Agius, SI Advocacy Coordinator, blogs from the CSW66 parallel event, ‘Women, Water and Climate Change: Roles and Risks Tackling the Challenges', organised by Soroptimist International and Women for Water Partnership. “Held on World Water Day, this fantastic event saw speakers highlight the importance of enabling and empowering women to contribute
‘Women and girls as agents of change in climate-related conflict’, organised by The Permanent Mission of Ireland, Permanent Mission of Fiji, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, and Soroptimist International took place virtually on 18 March as part of this years’ Commission on the Status of Women. The CSW
Dawn Marie Lemonds blogs from Soroptimist International's CSW 66 Side Event: 'New Paradigm for Women: Dignity Through Decent Work', 18 March. "This side event focused on training and reforms that can make the world of work more fair, safe, and inclusive, allowing all workers to be valued for their contributions
by Wanda Price "On the heels of International Equal Pay Day, this parallel event proved to be very timely. The event was sponsored by the American Association of University of Women (AAUW). The expert panel included Gloria L. Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer, AAUW; Dr. Caitlyn Collins Assistant Professor of Sociology,
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