Council, Paris, France, 12 and 13 November 2010

The Global Crisis and its Impact on the Poor – the Perspective of Women for a Fair Solution


Venue: Socialist Party Headquarters

Friday 12 November

15.00 – 16.00 hrs        Opening

        • Opening remarks by Pia Locatelli, President, Socialist International Women, SIW


        • Welcoming address by:


        • Harlem Désir, National Coordination Secretary, Socialist Party, PS, France
        • Gaëlle Lenfant, Deputy National Secretary for Women’s Rights, Socialist Party, PS, France
        • Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, National Secretary for European and International Affairs, Socialist Party, PS, France


16.00 – 19.00 hrs       Speeches

        • Zita Gurmai, MEP; National Secretary for Women’s Rights, Socialist Party, PS, France; President, PES Women
        • Narmin Othman Hassen, Minister for the Environment, Government of Iraq

Debate and Questions to Panellists


19.30 hrs                         Reception hosted by the Socialist Party, PS


Saturday 13 November

09.00 – 10.00 hrs         Closed session for member organisations only

10.00 – 13.00 hrs         Speeches

        • Chantal Kambiwa, SIW Vice-President, Social Democratic Front, SDF, Cameroon
        • Lourdes Quiñones, President, National Women’s Organisation, ONMPRI, Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico; SIW Vice-President

Debate and Questions to Panellists


***   Lunch Break 13.00 – 14.30 hrs   ***


14.30 – 15.30 hrs        Meetings between SIW Vice-Presidents and the member                                                                  organisations of their region

15.30 – 17.30 hrs         Participants’ contributions on different topics

17.30 – 18.30 hrs         Adoption of resolutions






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...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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...

Council Meeting

Barcelona, Spain, 21 and 22 November 2017

Democracy in Crisis, Populism on the Rise - Where do Women's Rights fit in?

Council Meeting

United Nations, New York, 14 July 2017

Rural Areas, Media and ICT - New Challenges and More Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment

In Memory of Carmen Chacón

13 March 1971 - 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...

Council Meeting and XXI Congress

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, Morroco, 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, Bab Ighli Site, Green Zone, 14 November 2016

Former SI President António Guterres to become next UN Secretary General

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.

Council Meeting

28 and 29 June 2016

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – Gender Sensitive Budgeting and Climate Change


The First Hundred Years

A Short History of Socialist International Women

By Irmtraut Karlsson

This book tells the history of the first one hundred years of the Socialist International Women