Women’s Health and Gender Inequalities: Lessons and emerging priorities 25 years after the Beijing Platform for Action

Report by Siren Fadler, SI UN Representative CSW 65 Side Event by United Nations University International Institute for Global Health The 25 years since the visionary Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Women have seen dramatic changes globally. While there has been important progress on some fronts, new challenges

The Road to Equality: Preparing Women and Girls to Lead – CSW Parallel Event

Blog by SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius. “It was a pleasure to join Soroptimist International (SI) President Sharon and the SI Advocacy Team as they hosted the Soroptimist International CSW65 Parallel Event, ‘The Road to Equality: Preparing Women and Girls to Lead’. Representatives from the five Federations demonstrated how this

CSW65 Parallel Event – Fix the System: Get Her Elected

Blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds, SI Newport Harbor Area. A jam-packed interactive session featured our own Immediate Past President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen as one of the keynote speakers along with other leaders from Women for Water Partnership, and elected leaders -  Rachel Dodge former Attorney General in Brazil, Bonita Zarrillo from

Virtual Townhall CSW65 Meeting with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Blog by Francesca Fletcher Williams, SI Global Policy Coordinator 16 March 2021 saw civil society representatives virtually meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres to share their opinions and to ask him questions about gender equality and the impacts of COVID-19. The UN is often criticised for being “a

CSW65 Opening Session

Blog by Pat Black, SI Special Advisor to Advocacy Usually it isn’t  easy to get into the opening session of CSW. It is often held in the main United Nations (UN) General Assembly hall which is very impressive but there has in the past been a limitation on the number


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