A Global Voice for Women – Lifting Women out of Poverty

On 14 March, the Soroptimist International Federations of Soroptimist International of Europe; Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland; Soroptimist International of South West Pacific and Soroptimist International of Americas, joined together to deliver the event: 'Lifting Women out of Poverty through Lifelong Learning'. Quality education for women and girls

The Gender Effect

A blog by Hafdís Karlsdóttir - the gender effect of leave and care policies – stronger with dads involved! "Gender equality starts at home. Sharing unpaid care work is a game-changer for both women and men. In the Nordics, decades of political efforts have put in place affordable and quality


A blog by Dr. Achina Kundu, President Elect of National Association of Soroptimist International (NASI) of India, 2018-2020, member of Soroptimist International of Calcutta "I had the opportunity to be a panellist and speak at an event on ‘Civil Society and Gender Empowerment – Ensuring Robust Spaces for Civil Society

Pushing back against the push back

A blog by Ayushi Kundu, Soroptimist International of Calcutta "The highlight of CSW63 for me so far has been attending the Town Hall Meeting of Civil Societies and to hear United Nations Secretary General António Guterres speak for the first time. This was a main event on day two of

Addressing Gender in Migration

The morning of Monday 11 March, saw the first of several events organised, or co-organised by Soroptimist International, to be held over the coming two weeks, at the Commission on the Status of Women Sixty-third session. Organised by Pan Pacific and SouthEast Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA) and Soroptimist International (SI),

Vocational Training of Women: an excellent investment

11 March saw the event 'Vocational training of women: an excellent investment' sponsored by Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) and co-sponsored by Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Soroptimist International (SI). Photo: Panelists at the event Vocational Training of Women: an excellent investment Access to

CSW NGO Briefing 13 March

Susan O’Malley Chair of NGO CSW opens the briefing. Speakers: Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary for Human Rights, OHCHR, NY Åsa Regnér, UN Women Lina Abu Habib, NGO CSW/Arab/MENA Haydee, Women’s Human Rights Defender   Asa Regnér spoke of engaging with civil society and plans for a Global Forum for NGOs.

CSW63 – The Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum

A blog by Linda Witong, Special Advisor to Advocacy "On 11 March 2019, I attended a fascinating seminar hosted by the Women’s Political Leaders Global Forum. Leaders were there as attendees and speakers representing every aspect of the global business and political community.  Their message was loud and clear. To quote


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