Council, Lisbon, Portugal, 01 and 02 February 2013

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Ouafa Hajji
  (SIW President)

Full member organisations

Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Luzia Inglês
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA (SIW Vice-President)  
  Luísa Damiao
  Amália Maria Alexandre
Women's Secretariat Viviana Foresi
Socialist Party, PS  
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT (SIW Vice-President)
  Salete Roszkowski
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Svetlina Yolcheva
Bulgarian Social Democrats, PBSD Violina Kordeva
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Deniza Slateva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP (SIW Vice-President)
  Marusya Lyubcheva
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
  Mbouyen Nolack Ruffine
Liberal Party of Colombia, PLC Ivonne González Rodriguez
  (SIW Vice-President)
Dominican Federeration of Social Democratic Women, Janet Camilo
FEDOMUSDE Peggy Cabral
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD Mildred Taveras
CPDS Women' s Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS (SIW Vice-President)
Social Democratic Women in Finland Tuula Peltonen
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP  
Federation of Social Democratic Women, ASF  Karin Junker
Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD  
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK (SIW Vice-President)
Women's Commission Nana Mint Cheikhna
Assembly of Democratic Forces, RFD  
National Women's Organisation, ONMPRI Diva Hadamira Gastélum Bajo
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI (SIW Vice-President)
National Secretariat for Women Rakiya Eddarhem
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Rhizlaine Benachir
Women's Commission Margarita Zapata
Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN  
Tarayya Women's Organisation, OFT  Ousséini Hadizatou Yacouba 
Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS   
National Department of Socialist Women Catarina Marcelino
Socialist Party, PS Teresa Fragoso
  Ana Passos
  Edite Estrela
  Ana Gomes
  Claudia Ferreira
  Sofia Dias
  Teresa Damasio
  Carina Ferro
Social Democratic Women of Russia Nataliya Velikaya
A Just Russia Party Tatiana Kakhidze
Secretariat for Equality Purificación Causapié
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE (SIW Vice-President)
Women's Branch Nurlu Erkan
Republican People's Party, CHP  

Consultative member organisations

Women' Organisation Fazilet Ozdenefe
Republican Turkish Party, CTP Sibel Sorakin
Women's Secretariat Nevine Guirgis
Egyptian Social Democratic Party, ESDP  
African Party of Independence of Guinea and Maria Adiatu
Cape Verde, PAIGC Dulce Neves
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Parvanah Heidari
National Social Democratic Party, NSDP Marina Sabitova
Palestinian National Initiative, PNI Bahia Amra

Observer member organisations

Labour Party of Kenya, LPK Alice Were
National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Fatma Mehdi
Polisario Front  

Fraternal member organisations

International Union of Socialist Youth, IUSY Viviana Piñeiro

Associated member organisations

Party of European Socialists, PES Marije Laffeber
Party of European Socialist, PES Zita Gurmai


Socialist Party, PS Maria de Belém Roseira
  António José Seguro

Guest Organisations

Kurdistan Democratic Women Union Golaleh Sharafkandi  
Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP-I  
UGT Catarina Albergaia
  Vanda Cruz

Guest Individuals

SIW Honorary President Pia Locatelli  


SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Julia González




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