Latest News & Events
Statement on Unilateral Decision by the United States of America to Recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
07 December 2017
The Socialist International Women (SIW) disapproves the decision of President Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. This decision threatens to escalate tensions in the Middle East and around the world and has the potential to destroy all efforts to bring peace between Israel and Palestine...
25 November 2017
Socialist International Women affirms its support for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women as an opportunity to focus on the continuing suffering and oppression of women and girls worldwide, and the vital roles that governments and individuals have in creating positive change...
Barcelona, Spain, 21 and 22 November 2017
Democracy in Crisis, Populism on the Rise - Where do Women's Rights fit in?
United Nations, New York, 14 July 2017
Rural Areas, Media and ICT - New Challenges and More Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment
09 April 2017
The Socialist International Women was deeply saddened to receive the news of the death of Carmen Chacón on 09 April 2017 at the age of 46 years. Carmen Chacón Piqueras was an extraordinary socialist, a great mother and a reference in politics for many men and women in her country.
Born in Catalonia, from a very young age Carmen showed her passion for defending socialist ideals and over the years she became a very important figure in the political field. She joined the PSC and PSOE when she was a law student, becoming elected councillor in her hometown of Esplugues de Llobregat, later serving as a Member of Parliament for Barcelona for five periods, from 2000 to 2016, and Vice-President of the Congress of Deputies. During the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was Minister of Housing in 2007 and a year later, seven months pregnant, broke barriers to be the first female Minister of Spanish defence between 2008 and 2011 and marked a time for women with her strength, courage, dedication and work. In 2012 was also the first woman to appear as candidate to Secretary General of PSOE, election that she lost by a narrow margin. Between 2014 and 2016 she was Secretary of International Relations of PSOE.
She suffered from a congenital heart disease from birth, but this did not prevent her from living a full life and dedicating herself to politics and defending her ideals with passion and dedication.
Carmen will be missed immensely but leaves behind an outstanding political trajectory and a legacy of professionalism and dedication that will serve as an example for future generations.
Council Meeting and XXI Congress
Cartagena, Colombia, 25 - 27 February 2017
Gender Inequality in the World Today – Understanding the New Challenges and Ending Gender Inequality by 2030
UN Climate Change Conference 2016
Conference of the Parties (COP22), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Marrakech, Morocco, 07 to 18 November 2016
Parallel event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW), the Forum of the African Women Post 2015 and Jossour Forum of the Moroccan Women
Date: Monday 14 November 2016
Place: Room Bouregreg, Green Zone
Time: 15.00hrs - 16.30hrs
06 October 2016
The Socialist International Women (SIW) would like to congratulate António Guterres on being chosen as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. This position is a true recognition of his work, experience and strong advocacy for human rights, freedom, democracy, justice and peace.
António Guterres served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and President of our fraternal organisation, the Socialist International (SI) from 1999 to 2005. He was also Vice-President of SI between 1992 and 1999. Recently Guterres served as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a position which he held from 2005 to 2015.
With the conflict in Syria, the surge in terrorism attacks, and the world refugee crisis, the task of the next Secretary-General will be a challenging one, but SIW is certain that Mr Guterres' political capability, strong ideals, and excellent diplomatic and communication skills, will inspire leaders, governments, and people all over the world to choose peace instead of violence.
We also trust that Mr Guterres will make gender equality a priority of his work. It is women and girls who suffer the most from conflict, violence and poverty. True gender equality cannot be a reality when conflict and violence is still so widespread.
SIW take this opportunity to affirm its commitment to working with the UN in solidarity and in cooperation to support its work on attaining global peace and wish Mr Guterres all the very best in his new mandate as UN Chief.
Geneva, Switzerland, 28 and 29 June 2016
The UN Sustainable Development Goals – Gender Sensitive Budgeting and Climate Change
- Resolution: The UN Sustainable Development Goals – Gender Sensitive Budgeting and Climate Change
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