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

CSW62 Opening Session

As the spotlight falls on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women 2018, focus turns to critical issues such as ensuring adequate living standards, food and nutrition, access to land, technology, education, health, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices. UN Women Executive

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart from Soroptimist Club Camino Real Region, California. "Female Genital Mutilation - FGM - is a global issue that continues to present challenges for Soroptimists when attempting to improve the lives of women and girls. Though a difficult subject to discuss, it is important that we face the

Soroptimists Working to End Modern Day Slavery

A blog by SIA President, Dawn Marie Lemonds and Past International President, Alice Wells. "The 3rd Biennial Southwest Conference Against Trafficking (SWCAT), was held in Ontario California, from 11 - 13 January 2018. Three days were shared by over 200 conference participants from 8 states in USA and two countries

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