Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50-50 by 2030

A blog by Pat Black Lead image courtesy of : UN Women/Ryan Brown UN Women flagship event 15 March - Leaving No One Behind for Planet 50-50 by 2030: every rural woman and girl everywhere "UN Women partnered with an extensive group of civil society organisations on Thursday, to hold an

Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, and Human Trafficking

A blog by Sandy Hecker, SI UN Representative, New York Event hosted by The Permanent Missions of Argentina, Bangladesh, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, and United Kingdom to the UN, 14 March 2018 Photo: L-R Sandy Hecker, Lata Shastri, Vivian Walczesky "Nigeria held a national event for their task force to deal

CSW62 Consultation Day

The NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day was held on 11 March 2018. The purpose of NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day is to set the stage for the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meetings (12-23 March 2018) and facilitate interactions between participants. A blog by Christine Johnstone "What

Little Stones Documentary on Art & Gender Equity

"Little Stones" was a CSW62 Parallel Event held on 14 March A blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds "I attended a most fabulous program that aired a documentary about the use of contemporary art forms to address several situations of violence against women. The art forms were hip/hop and rap in

Inspirational Women

A blog by Pat Black "One of the most amazing experiences in returning to CSW is that of meeting inspirational women. Some of them are those whom we meet every year.  Long-term campaigners and activists who never give up on the cause they are fighting for.  One of those women is

Economic Empowerment for Rural Women

A blog by Sandy Hecker  A Side event organised by the Brazil Government, WfWP, Soroptimist International and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women on 15 March. The Concept: Rural women are the key agents in sustainable development and their empowerment is vital to achieving the full, effective and

Irish eyes are smiling at CSW62

A blog by Pat Black, SI Statements Advisor and Caroline Mulligan, SI Advocacy Manager "St Patrick’s Day is approaching fast in New York.  It is celebrated here with even greater enthusiasm than in Ireland! On 14 March, the NGO briefing was led by the Republic of Ireland Chair of CSW,

HerStory – Championing girl-driven community change

A blog by Cathy Standiford, SIA The power of storytelling to transform lives and communities was on display Wednesday 14 March at CSW62.  A side event entitled "HerStory: Her Voice. Our Future--Championing Girl-Driven Community Change" illustrated girls' education, empowerment and enablement at the grass roots level in three countries.  The

Women Peace and Security – CSW62

A blog by Cathy Standiford, SIA "At the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) there are hundreds of possible panels, workshops and events to attend, typically at least a dozen choices at any given time.  But what happens when the event you planned to attend gets cancelled at the


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