Council, Athens, Greece, 28 and 29 June 2011

Arab Women and the Road to Democracy


Venue: Grand Resort Lagonissi

Tuesday 28 June

15.00 – 16.00 hrs        Opening

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


        • Video message by George Papandreou, President of the Socialist international, SI; President of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK; Prime Minister of Greece


        • Welcoming address by Zefi Dimadada, Secretary of the Women's Department, PASOK, Greece


        • Introduction by Marlène Haas, Secretary General, SIW


16.00 – 19.00 hrs       Speeches

        • Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, SIW Vice-President; Adviser on Women's Issues to the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, PASOK, Greece
        • Mona Makram-Ebeid, Lecturer on Political Science and Sociology at the American University of Cairo; Founding Member of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, Egypt


        • Nana Mint Cheikhna, MP, President of the National Women’s Commission, Assembly of Democratic Forces, RFD, Mauritania

                                       Debate and Questions to Speakers


20.00 – 22.00 hrs        Reception at the Grand Resort Lagonissi hosted by PASOK


Wednesday 29 June

09.00 – 10.00 hrs        Closed session for member organisations only

10.00 – 13.00 hrs        Speech on the Theme

        • Ouafa Hajji, Member of the Commission for International Affairs, Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP, Morocco


           Special Contributions


        • Harriet Harman, MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party; Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, The Labour Party, Great Britain


        • Chantal Kambiwa, Socialist International, SI, Vice-President; SIW Vice-President, Social Democratic Front, SDF, Cameroon


        • Maria Stratigaki, Secretary General of Gender Equality, Interior Ministry, Greece

                                   Debate and Questions to Speakers


***   Lunch Buffet 13.00 – 15.00 hrs   ***


14.00 – 15.00 hrs        Meetings Between SIW Vice-Presidents and the Member                                      Organisations of their Region (during the break)

15.00 – 17.00 hrs         Participants’ Contributions on Different Topics

17.00 – 18.00 hrs         Adoption of Resolutions






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