Regional Meeting, Rabat, Morocco, 30 October 2011

The Role of Arab Women in Emerging Democracies


Venue: Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses

Friday 30 September

09.30 – 10.00 hrs        Opening

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


        • Welcoming address by Abdelwahad Radi, First Secretary, Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP, Morocco


        • Welcoming address by Zoubida Bouayad-Elmejjad MP, President of the Socialist Group, House of Parliament, USFP, Morocco


        • Introduction by Marlène Haas, Secretary General, SIW


10.00 – 13.00 hrs      Speeches and Debates chaired by Maribel Montaño, SIW                                    Vice-President, PSOE, Spain

        • Ouafa Hajji, Member of the National Council, USFP, Morocco


        • Farida Messaoudi, National Secretary for Associated Organisations, Socialist Forces Front, FFS, Algeria
        • Yosra Messai, Candidate for the Constituent Assembly, Sawt Mostakel, Tunisia


        • Lynda Tamdrari, Journalist and TV Presenter, Algeria

                                       Debate and Questions to Speakers


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


13.15 – 14.00 hrs       Press Conference

15.00 – 16.30 hrs        Speeches and Debates chaired by Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi,                                      SIW Vice-President, PASOK, Greece

        • Maha Al Aswad, Blogger, Egypt


        • Bahia Amra, Palestinian National Initiative, PNI, Palestine

                                   Debate and Questions to Speakers


16.30 – 16.45 hrs        Contribution by Nazha Alaoui MP, USFP, Coordinator of the                                           Network 'Women for Women", Morocco

16.45 – 18.30 hrs         Contributions by Participants on Different Topics

18.30 – 19.00 hrs         Presentation of the Declaration and Closing Remarks

Evening                       Dinner hosted by the National Secretariat for Women, USFP






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