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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) 62. Our hopes and dreams of a better future ‘Leaving no one behind’ fire our ambitions to change the world.

CSW62 runs from 11 March to 23 March 2018 in New York where the opportunity to make a difference thrives.

This year the Priority Theme is “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”

The Review Theme: “Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women” (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session);

Soroptimist International will present at CSW on the multilayered problems faced by rural women and will collate information from all the Federations on how we are tackling the problem and successful outcomes. Diversity Unites! Together we make a difference.

As the late Jo Cox MP said,”There is more unites us than divides us”.

Let’s do it and change the world.

  • 80% of the world’s poor live in rural areas
  • 43% on average of the agricultural labour force in developing countries are women
  • 40 billion hours a year on average are spent by women collecting water in sub-Saharan Africa. These are just a few examples.

Read the article on CSW62 written by Margaret Clark, APD Advocacy.

Find out more on the CSW62 website.

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 CSW62.

Take a look at the videos released so far.