Regional Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 24 June 2012

Women Resolving Conflicts through Dialogue and Negotiation


Venue: Taxim Hill Hotel

Saturday 23 June

20.00 hrs                       Welcoming dinner and music for all SIW delegates hosted by the                                        Peace and Democracy Party, BDP, Turkey

Sunday 24 June

09.30 – 10.00 hrs        Opening – Regional Meeting

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


        • Welcoming address by Gültan Kisanak, MP; Co-President of the Peace and Democracy Party, BDP, Turkey


        • Welcoming address by Deniz Pinar Atilgan, President of the Women’s Branch, Republican People’s Party, CHP, Turkey


        • Introduction by Marlène Haas, Secretary General, SIW


10.00 – 13.00 hrs      Speeches

        • Sebahat Tuncel, MP; Chair of the Women’s Assembly, BDP, Turkey


        • Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, SIW Vice-President; Adviser on Women’s Issues to SI President George Papandreou, PASOK, Greece
        • Nazan Üstündag, Assistant Professor in Sociology, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


        • Parvanah Heidari, Overseas Representative, Democratic Women’s Union of Iranian Kurdistan, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI

                                       Debate and Questions to Speakers


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


14.30 – 14.45 hrs       Information on SIW Congress

14.45 – 16.30 hrs       Contributions from participants on different topics chaired by                                     Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, SIW Vice-President, PASOK, Greece

16.30 – 17.00 hrs       Declaration and closing remarks