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

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

FGM TaskForce

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart - SI Downey - Camino Real Region "Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a real issue affecting a growing number of women and girls in the Los Angeles area.  Inspired by New York City's FGM task force, several grassroots organizations, community members, and an interfaith


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