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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Commission for the Status of Women (CSW)


Excitement is rising as we near the start of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 63. Our hopes and dreams of a better future ‘Leaving no one behind’ fire our ambitions to change the world.

The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 22 March 2019.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are expected to attend the session.


  • Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development (agreed conclusions of the sixtieth session)

Further Reading

Soroptimists at CSW63

Two Members of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) have been chosen to present at CSW63:

  1. Dr Liz Dominey, Chairman UKPAC  and Member SI Bournemouth will be speaking at the SI parallel event, “Lifting women from poverty through lifelong learning”, speaking of the Club’s experience in STEM;
  2. Ayushi Kundu, Advocate, Calcutta High Court and Member of SI Calcutta will be speaking at a NAWO (National Alliance of Women’s Organisations) event, “What is true Justice?”

New to CSW?

You could watch the online Orientation video series. A new video covering different topics will be released every week. These videos contain helpful information, advice, and how-to instructions to prepare you for CSW63.

Take a look at the videos released so far.