Council, Lisbon, Portugal, 01 and 02 February 2013

The International Financial Crisis and the Impact on Women


Venue: The National Headquarters of the Socialist Party

Friday 01 February

15.00 – 16.00 hrs        Council - Opening

        • Opening speech by Ouafa Hajji, President of the Socialist International Women, SIW


        • Welcoming address by Catarina Marcelino, President of the National Department of Socialist Women, Socialist Party, PS, Portugal


        • Welcoming address by António José Seguro, Secretary General of the Socialist Party, PS, Portugal


        • Introduction by Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi, SIW Vice-President; Adviser on Women's Issues to George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International, SI, Greece


16.00 – 19.00 hrs       Keynote Speeches

                                       Chaired by Miguelina Vecchio, SIW Vice-President; Labour                                        Women Action, AMT, Democratic Labour Party, PDT, Brazil

        • Maria de Belém Roseira, President of the Socialist Party, PS, Portugal
        • Luzia Inglês, Vice-President of the Socialist International Women, SIW; General Secretary of the Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA, Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA, Angola


        • Nevine Guirgis, Member of the Women’s Secretariat, Egyptian Social Democratic Party, ESDP, Egypt

                                       Debate and Questions to Speakers


19.15 hrs                     Welcome cocktail offered by the National Department of                                             Socialist Women of the Socialist Party of Portugal


Saturday 02 February

09.00 – 10.00 hrs        Closed session for member organisations only


10.00 – 13.00 hrs        Keynote Speeches

                                         Chaired by Edite Estrela, MEP, Socialist Party, PS, Portugal

        • Viviana Foresi, Head of the Women’s Committee, Socialist Party, PS, Argentina


        • Tuula Peltonen, MP; President of the Social Democratic Women in Finland, Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP, Finland


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

                                        Debate and Questions to Speakers


***   Lunch Break 13.00 – 15.00 hrs   ***


15.00 – 16.00 hrs        Discussion on SIW Preparations for SI Meetings                                     

16.00 – 18.00 hrs         Participants’ Contributions on Different Topics


18.00 – 19.00 hrs         Adoption of Resolutions






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The Socialist International Women (SIW) would like to warmly congratulate the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad on winning the 2018 Nobel peace prize for their work on combating sexual violence...

Obituary - Maria Jonas

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We were deeply saddened to hear today that our comrade and friend Maria Jonas, former Secretary General of Socialist International Women, has died at the age of 78 years...

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

Socialist International Women denounces brutal attacks on Palestinian demonstrators

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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...

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Democracy in Crisis, Populism on the Rise - Where do Women's Rights fit in?

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Rural Areas, Media and ICT - New Challenges and More Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment

In Memory of Carmen Chacón

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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...

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Gender Inequality in the World Today – Understanding the New Challenges and Ending Gender Inequality by 2030


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