International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2013 – Public Gathering in Geneva

Many NGO CSW Geneva members joined  the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), the leader of the white ribbon campaign in Switzerland (www.white-ribbon.ch) and the organizer of a public gathering in the center of Geneva on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day also launches the campaign of […]

Occupy UNOG!

278 members from Zonta International (nicknamed “Zontiennes”) gathered in the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 21 March for a side-event on “Women in the labour market, Strategy for equality between women and men”. An an expected result:  “women occupy UNOG” !

NGO CSW Geneva President awarded the Minerva Award 2012

NGO CSW Geneva President and World YWCA General Secretary, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda was awarded the International Minerva Award on November 27 2012 in Roma, Italy. Established in 1983 by Anna Maria Mammoliti, President of Il Club delle Donne, the Minerva award is given annually to remarkable women working in the fields of entrepreneurship and management, scientific research, […]

Committee President Conchita Poncini passed away

Dear colleagues and friends of Conchita, It is with great sadness that I am writing to you with the news of the passing of Conchita last Friday morning. I’ve only just heard the news today. We’ve all been amazed by Conchita’s unwavering commitment to her principles and vision for the empowerment and dignity of all […]

Bineta Diop, convener of the WG on Women Peace and Security, named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine

TIME named Ms. Bineta Diop, Founder and Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and Convener of the Working Group on Women , PEace and Security, to the 2011 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Ms. Diop of Senegal has led numerous peacebuilding initiatives in Africa […]

Letter from the Committee to UN Women Michelle Bachelet

As decided in the last general meeting, a letter to Michelle Bachelet was written by Conchita Poncini, NGO CSW Geneva President, on February 15. This letter was handed it to her personally in New York by Simone Ovart, Vice-President. It can be downloaded here : NGO CSW Geneva letter to Michelle Bachelet february 2011  

NGO-CSW Geneva Vice-President, Simone Ovart, elected President of the Italian National Committee at UN Women

Simon Ovart, our Committee’s Vice-President was elected President of the Italian National Committee at UN Women, the new UN Agency dedicated to Women. UN Women National Committees support the mission of UN Women through their dynamic membership programs, public education about UN Women and global women’s issues, and private sector fundraising to support UN Women […]