World Summit for the Information Society, Session 12 – Gender Mainstreaming

"The World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) 2019, Geneva, had a jam-packed agenda of fascinating topics relating to digitalisation and the information society.  High-Level Policy Session 12 on gender mainstreaming touched upon many topics I have personally encountered as a female senior ICT consultant. This session addressed efforts being

Global Warming and Geoengineering

A blog by Beatrice Oluoch, SI UN Representative, Nairobi "A pre-UNEA 4 event, hosted by The Carnegie Climate Engineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), was held on 6 March 2019. The topic for discussion was Learning to govern geoengineering: insights from different experiences on environmental governance. When I first looked at the

Your Voice at the United Nations

This edition of ‘Your Voice at the United Nations’ includes articles relating to Human Rights history and frameworks, and the 1st World Summit on Leaving No-One Behind. ‘Girl’s Rights and Human Rights Frameworks’ This year is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When Thomas

Addressing Menstrual Hygiene Management

Blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi The Fourth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 4) Side Event on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) dialogue was organised by Women Major Group (WMG) and co-hosted by Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) on Wednesday 13th March. Equipped with knowledge and evidence provided by SI grassroots projects,

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

Soroptimists Engage at the Fourth Session UN Environment Assembly Nairobi Kenya

Blog by Mary Muia, SI UN Representative Nairobi "Women and girls are differently affected by desertification, deforestation, climate change and natural disasters owing to gender inequalities, and it is imperative to recognise the active role of women as agents of change in innovative solutions, sustainable consumption, and production.  Identifying and
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