Water – Decade for Action

On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 was launched at the United Nations. The Decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership, and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Following a presentation of a short

Soroptimist International – Memories of CSW62

The single largest forum for the UN Member States, civil society organizations, and other international actors, CSW is the place to build consensus and commitment on policy actions, and this year the focus turned to women and girls working and living in rural locations. A delegation led by SI President,

CSW62 Agreed Conclusions

Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-second session 12 – 23 March 2018 'Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls' Agreed conclusions 23 March 2018. Photo: Following the release of Draft 2 of the agreed conclusions and after a full day of

The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage

A blog by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County "The Nation’s Future: Ending Child Marriage, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations and Zonta International Leslie Wright, Moderator Zonta International United Nations Committee Chair H.E, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee – Opening

Indigenous Women Transforming Power

A blog by Christine Johnstone "Presented by Madre, the theme was Addressing Political Concerns, this was a panel event, allowing 4 strong progressive rural women the chance to tell their story, and advocate on behalf of their communities. Panellists were: Rose Cunningham from Nicaragua, Lucy Mulenkei from Kenya, Aminatu Samira from Cameroon

SI Oral Statement CSW62

Oral statements at CSW62 may be delivered by a limited number of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Preference is given to NGOs speaking about the priority theme or review theme, on behalf of groups of organizations, caucuses, or coalitions. Today, 21 March SI Advocacy Manager, Caroline Mulligan read the

Human Trafficking in America and Strategies on Gender Parity

A blog covering two events by Paula Freschi Kamena (Ret.) Marin County District Attorney and Soroptimist of Marin County Human Trafficking In America:  Risks for Women and Girls in Rural Areas and Faith-Based Prevention Panel: Rev. Jan Hagetsu, Hoebreichts, Heart Circle Sanghe  Alicia Webber, Salvation Army SAFE-T Program, Member Nebraska Human Trafficking

UK Mission and Civil Society hold joint event at CSW62

A blog by Margaret Clark, SIGBI Assistant Programme Director, Advocacy "The UK Mission and Civil Society held their first joint event at CSW62 -  A flagship occasion organised by the UK Gender Equality Office and UK CSW Alliance. This was the fruition of months of working in partnership, and together

Sisterhood – in ‘the line’ at CSW62

A blog by Dawn Marie Lemonds "Some of the most productive time I have spent at CSW starts “IN THE QUEUE" or Line as Americans say. This is a perfect time to start engaging, sharing the story of why we are here, and developing new networks and contacts that further

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


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