Emergency Resolution on Côte d'Ivoire
Rome, Italy, 17-18 January 2003
Socialist International Women, taking into account that:
- since September 2002 Côte d'Ivoire has been facing an illegal occupation of its northern and western regions by rebel forces, dividing the country in two;
- this worrying situation is necessarily having pernicious repercussions on the living conditions of women, children and the elderly;
- commendable efforts have been made by Socialist International Women and the Socialist International through their Africa Committee to support the Ivorian people and to restore peace to the country;
expresses its solidarity with the women of Côte d'Ivoire and calls on the sense of responsibility of all active forces in the country to restore the rule of law and a sustainable peace in Côte d'Ivoire.