CSW67: Agreed Conclusions

How could we possibly have reached conclusions?  I know that many Soroptimists like a good party and can enjoy themselves into the early hours of the morning but could you concentrate on important discussions into those early hours, debating intricate points of detail on an important international document with others? 

Rally for Older Women to Age with Rights in Rural Communities

Soroptimist International and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People co-hosted a virtual CSW67 parallel event on Thursday 16 March, looking at how women in their older years are treated across the globe, and discussing what can be done to reduce the discrimination and violence they face.  Past

Violence against Women in Leadership

Soroptimist International (SI) and Zonta International (ZI) co-hosted a parallel event at CSW67 on Wednesday 15 March to address the root causes and debilitating impacts of violence against women (VAW)[1] in leadership positions. The panellists included Zarifa Ghafari, former mayor in Afghanistan and women’s rights activist; Sandra Pepera, Senior Associate

Technology, Water and Women

This parallel event, held on Tuesday 14 March, was presented as a joint session between Soroptimist International (SI) and the Women for Water Partnerships and featured panelists from around the world, discussing the nature and role of gender and technological innovation surrounding Water issues. The session was introduced by SI

Gender Gaps in Cyber Security

The panel discussion hosted by the Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, on Thursday 09 March, entitled “Gender Gaps in Cybersecurity”, aimed to analyse current issues within the cyberspace, discuss how cybersecurity failures have become a reflection of offline patterns of abuse, exclusion and discrimination, and better

A New Cybersecurity Treaty

On Monday 6 March, the UN in Vienna was addressing cybersecurity issues even before a sunrise greeted the beginning of the 67th CSW conference at the UN in New York. When it comes to cybercrime, there have always been wide divisions in views on how it should be addressed and

Recap of the CSW67 Opening Session

CSW67 has officially begun! The opening session, held on Monday 6 March, was Chaired by H.E. Ambassador Mathu Joyini of South Africa. Other keynote speakers included United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology, Mr. Amandeep Gill, Executive Director of UN Women, Ms. Sima Sami Bahous, and


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