Athens, Greece, 28 and 29 June 2011

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
  (SIW President)
  Marlène Haas
  (SIW Secretary General)

Full member organisations

Women’s Committee Alis Abroyan
ARF Armenian Socialist Party  
Austrian Social Democratic Women Barbara Prammer
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ (SIW Vice-President)
  Petra Rund
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT (SIW Vice-President)
  Salete Roszkowski
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Svetlina Lukanova Yolcheva
Bulgarian Social Democrats, PBSD  
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
  (SIW Vice-President)
Social Democratic Women's Forum Dunja Spoljar
Social Democratic Party, SDP  
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party  
Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, Janet Camilo
FEDOMUSDE Altagracia Tavarez
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD  
CPDS Women’s Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS  
Labour Party Women Harriet Harman
The Labour Party Isabel Owen
  Alice Macdonald
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK (SIW Vice-President)
  Anna Karamanou
  Fotini Sianou
  Maria Stratigaki
  Sofia Kanta
  Efi Bekou
  Christina Papanikolaou
Women's Section Alexandra Dobolyi
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP  
Women's Commission Rita Cinti Luciani
Italian Socialist Party, PSI  
Women's Organisation Nana Mint Cheikhna
Assembly of Democratic Forces, RFD  
National Secretariat for Women Ouafa Hajji
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP  
Women in the PvdA Marije Laffeber
Labour Party, PvdA Marja Bijl
Women's Network Lise Christoffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA (SIW Vice-President)
  Mari Aaby West
Women's Wing Shazia Marri
Pakistan People's Party, PPP  
Women's Forum Sonja Lokar
Social Democrats, SD  
Secretariat for Equality Candela Mora
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE  

Consultative member organisations

Women's Organisation Fazilet Ozdenefe
Republican Turkish Party, CTP Zühre Civa
Fatah Salwa Kayed Mousa Hideeb

Observer member organisations

Ata Meken Gulner Dzhurabaeva
Palestinian National Initiative, PNI Bahia Amra
A Just Russia Party Nataliya Velikaya
Central Women's Branch Büsra Ersanli
Peace and Democracy Party, BDP  
National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Suelma Emhamed Beiruk
Polisario Front  

Associated member organisations

Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki

Guest Organisations

Kurdistan Democratic Women Union Golaleh Sharafkandi
Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP-I Shehin Zadeahmad
Democratic Party, PD Francesca D'Ulisse

Individual Guests

Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights Mona Makram-Ebeid
Interior Ministry, Government of Greece Maria Stratigaki


SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Valérie Pierrès




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For a World 50-50 in 2030 – The Great Challenges

Socialist International Women denounces brutal attacks on Palestinian demonstrators

17 May 2018

The Socialist International Women strongly denounces the use of lethal fire by Israeli military forces against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza on Sunday 14 May 2018...

Connecting Rural Women – E-Development and Rural Women's Empowerment

16 March 2018

62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 12 to 23 March 2018

Side Event hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the UN; the Mongolian People’s Party; Socialist International Women(SIW) and PES Women

Empowering Rural Women: Granting Universal Rights to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

15 March 2018

62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 12 to 23 March 2018

Parallel Event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW), PES Women and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2018

In solidarity and recognition of the immense societal, economic and political achievements of women and girls worldwide Socialist International Women is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018...

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