CSW67 in Numbers

CSW is one of the biggest events in the Soroptimist International calendar. Not only do we host our own Parallel Events, our Soroptimists participate as panellists for many more. A huge delegation attends the event in New York each year, and those who can't attend in person join as virtual

Summary of CSW67 Agreed Conclusions

The Agreed Conclusions for the sixty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) were confirmed by Member States on 17 March 2023. This year's priority theme was "Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women

Internet for Trust

Blog of Marie-Christine Gries, SI UN Representative at UNESCO, Paris. UNESCO promotes the regulation of digital platforms. To eliminate disinformation, and the various hates messages that multiply on social networks, UNESCO aims to find a global consensus on the regulation of digital communication. Based on the Universal Principles of Human

Digital Democracy for Disasters

CSW67 offered us the opportunity to participate live at the United Nations in New York and learn from the speakers who shared information specific to their communities. One such event, organised by the Soroptimists from the Soroptimist International South East Asia Pacific (SISEAP) Federation, was held on Thursday 16 March.

It’s Important to Regulate Digital Platforms

Blog of Evelyne PARA, SI UN Representative at UNESCO Faced with the amplification of disinformation that is flourishing on social networks, UNESCO organised a world conference in Paris entitled “Internet for Trust”.   It was a first of its kind, which brought together more than 4000 participants: governments, independent regulators,

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? 

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 Partnership 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


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