Equality in Law for Women and girls

A blog by Dr. Nina Smart Equality In Law For Women and Girls by 2030: A MultiStakeholder Strategy for Accelerated Action - a high-level event addressing the legal needs of over 50 million women and girls. "I was fortunate to attend this important side event at CSW63, led by Executive Director

Post CSW63 – the Agreed Conclusions

A blog by Pat Black "The flowers are out in Central Park and New York continues its daily round, buzzing and frenetic. At the UN all is relatively quiet and ordered again, the thousands of women who have been there for two weeks for the Commission on the Status of

FGM in the US – a panel discussion at CSW63

A blog by Linda Witong Lead Image: From an FGM exhibition at United Nations, New York "I was privileged to attend an event on 21 March, 2019 which dealt with the issue of Female Genital Mutilation in the US and learned of the brave women, including our own Soroptimist Dr.

CSW Do we make a difference?

A blog by Pat Black "I have been challenged several times at this CSW on why are we here? What are we doing to create or generate change? These are exactly the questions I asked when I first started attending CSW many years ago. Thousands of women and a few

An Inspiring Story and a Cautionary Tale

A blog by SI UN Representative, New York, Marie D'Amato-Rizzi Social Protection Systems and Access to Public Services in the Fight against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery "During this CSW side event, two panelists really caught my attention.  The first was inspiring; the second was an eye-opener. Photo: SI UN

CSW63 – A Life-Changing Adventure!

A blog by Sue Simpson –SI of Oceanside-Carlsbad  "Our adventure in NYC at the CSW63 began Saturday March 9th, meeting SIOC friendship links club SI Kisumu’s member Dolphine Anyango.  Dophine, Teri, Sue and Michelle became fast friends on an amazing adventure in NYC advocating for the advancement of women and

The Definition of Empowerment in the Context of Agenda 2030

A blog by Ogechi Pepsie Adiukwu "The CSW parallel event on the definition of empowerment in the context of Agenda 2030 was an enlightening event with a vast amount of information and enthusiasm, chaired by Zarin Hainsworth, co-founder ADVANCE. Photo: Ogechi Pepsie Adiukwu (left) The speakers employed a combination of

Women and Customary and Informal Justice – CSW63

A blog by Pat Black "I took a huge leap forward in my learning thanks to an interesting and diverse panel of lawyers and researchers on behalf of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) who took us through WOMEN AND CUSTOMARY AND INFORMAL JUSTICE. The event was billed to provide

An interesting day at CSW – full of hope and despair

CSW63 - Tuesday 19th March, 2019, a blog by Sylvia Rose-Ann Walker, Ph.D SIGBI Daily NGO Briefing: "The day began on a hopeful note with the declaration by Ms. Koki Muli Crignon of Kenya, the Facilitator of the Agreed Conclusions, that she has "ïncredible faith" in the process which will


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