Vienna, Austria, 29 April 2006

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Social Democratic Women of Albania Lidja Kaltanji
Social Democratic Party, PSD Lindita Belliu
Vjollca Tahiri
Austrian Social Democratic Women Barbara Prammer
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek
Renate Brauner
Christine Muttonen
Bettina Stadlbauer
Petra Bayr
Kati Hellwagner
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Iglika Ivanova
Bulgarian Social Democrats, BSD Boujka Loukitch
Angelina Dimova
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Nadya Radeva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP  
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Karolina Leakovic
Social Democratic Party, SDP
Social Democratic Women Han Majlingová
Czech Social Democratic Party, CSSD
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party
National Secretariat for Women's Rights Michèle Sabban
Socialist Party, PS  
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK Soula Efthimiou
Women’s Section Szófia Havas
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP
Women's Commission Margarita Zapata
Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN
National Department of Socialist Women Maria Manuela Augusto
Socialist Party, PS Ana Couto
Social Democratic Women Gabriela Cretu
Social Democratic Party, PSD
Women's Forum Sonja Lokar
Social Democrats, SD  
Secretariat for Equality Maribel Montaño
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE
Permanent Women's Secretariat Mounira Aouididi
Constitutional Democratic Assembly, RCD

Consultative member organisations

Socialist Party of Ukraine, SPU Kateryna Vezeleva

Observer member organisations

Women's Organisation Loretta Handrabura
Social Democratic party of Moldova, PSDM

Associated organisations

Socialist Group of the European Parliament Christa Prets
Party of European Socialists, PES Emma Reynolds


Austrian Social Democratic Women, SPÖ Susanne Magerl
Karin Scheele
Tanja Dobart
Irmtraut Karlsson
Marianne Bargil
Maria Jonas

Guests Organisations

OSCE Helga Konrad
LEFÖ Eva Kaufmann
Maria Cristina Boidi
NGO Reaching Out Iana Matei
ECOSY Janna Besamusca
UN Office on Drugs and Crime Kristiina Kangaspunta
Business and Professional Women, BPW Marlene Parenzan
Black Women Community Philomina Asase
SOPHIE Cordula Höbart
Stadt Wien Beatrix Hornschall
Tzvetelina Kowatschew

Guests Individuals

Alfred Gusenbauer  
Cabinet of the Second President of the National Council
  Barbara Rausch-Thosold
Esther Deutsch
SIW Secretariat
  Julia González



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