CSW NGO Briefing 13 March

Susan O’Malley Chair of NGO CSW opens the briefing. Speakers: Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, OHCHR, NY Åsa Regnér, UN Women Lina Abu Habib, NGO CSW/Arab/MENA Haydee, Women’s Human Rights Defender   Asa Regnér spoke of engaging with civil society and plans for a Global Forum for NGOs.

CSW63 – The Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum

A blog by Linda Witong, Special Advisor to Advocacy "On 11 March 2019, I attended a fascinating seminar hosted by the Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum. Leaders were there as attendees and speakers representing every aspect of the global business and political community.  Their message was loud and clear. To quote


A blog by Margaret Clark NGO CSW63 New York Consultation Day "An early start on a crisp cold morning brought us to the NGO CSW63 New York Consultation Day. It was a great start to the days ahead, meeting women from throughout the world, all with like-minded passion and determination

CSW63 Opening Session

A blog by Kay Richmond "This has been the opening day of CSW63, a busy one as usual. I attended the opening session, chaired by the Ambassador of Ireland. A minute’s silence was observed for the 21 UN personnel who perished in the Ethiopian air crash. Photo: Geraldine Byrne Nason,

Social Protection for Gender Equality

A blog by Theresa W. Devasahayam, SI UN Representative for Bangkok. "The theme of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) focuses on social protection systems, access to public services, and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls. Women’s right

WWL Update on International Women’s Day

A blog by SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen and Hafdis Karlsdóttir, SI President's Appeal Chair 2017-2019 This International Women's Day 2019 seemed like a perfect time to bring you up to date on the activities of the Soroptimist International President’s Appeal ‘Women, Water & Leadership’ (WWL). We will look back at

A visit to Sierra Leone

A blog by Dr. Wendy Kreider, a member of SI Whittier, California for 14 years and Chairperson for the SIA Dream It, Be It committee, which is active in her club. "In late August 2017, I arrived at the Airport in Sierra Leone, Africa. I had arranged with Soroptimist International

2019 Civil Society Forum at UN Headquarters, New York

by Marie D’Amato-Rizzi, SI UN Representative, New York "Each year, in conjunction with the meeting of the UN Commission for Social Development, the NGO Committee for Social Development organizes a one day Civil Society Forum at the United Nations. The Forum brings together members of Civil Society and gives them


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