West and Central Africa

Benin, PSD
Burkina Faso, MPP
Cameroon, SDF
Cape Verde, PAICV
Central African Republic, MLPC
Chad, UNDR
Dem. Rep. of Congo, UDPS, PALU
Equatorial Guinea, CPDS
Gabon, PGP
The Gambia, UDP
Ghana, NDC
Guinea, RPG
Guinea-Bissau, PAIGC
Kenya, LPK
Mauritania, RFD
Niger, PNDS
Nigeria, APC
Sao Tomé and Príncipe, MLSTP-PSD
Senegal, PS
Somaliland, JWP
Tanzania, CCM
Togo, CDPA
Western Sahara, Polisario Front

Southern Africa

Angola, MPLA
Botswana, BDP
Lesotho, LCD
Mauritius, LP, MMM
Mozambique, Frelimo
Namibia, SWAPO
South Africa, ANC
Zambia, PF
Zimbabwe, MDC

Central America

Belize, PUP
Costa Rica, PLN
Dominican Republic, PRD
Guatemala, UNE
Mexico, PRD, PRI
Nicaragua, FSLN
Panama, PRD
Puerto Rico, PIP

Latin America - South

Argentina, PS, UCR
Brazil, PDT
Chile, PRSD, PPD, PS
Paraguay, PDP
Peru, PAP
Uruguay, PSU, PNE

Latin America - North and the Caribbean

Colombia, PLC
Haiti, SDU, OPL
Jamaica, PNP
Venezuela, AD, MAS, UNT, VP

Mediterranean - North and South

Algeria, FFS, FLN
Andorra, PS
France, PS
Italy, PSI
Morocco, USFP
Portugal, PS
San Marino, PSD
Spain, PSOE
Tunisia, FDTL

Mediterranean East, the Middle East and the Caucasus

Armenia, ARF
Azerbaijan, SDPA
Cyprus, EDEK, CTP, TDP
Egypt, ESDP
Georgia, SDD
Greece, PASOK
Iraq, PUK
Israel, LP, Meretz Party
Kazakhstan, OSDP
Lebanon, PSP
Palestine, FATAH, PNI
Syria, PYD
Turkey, CHP, HDP
Yemen, YSP


India, INC
Japan, SDP
Malaysia, DAP
Mongolia, MPP
Nepal, NCP
Pakistan, PPP

Central and Eastern Europe

Albania, SPA
Bosnia & Herzegovina, SDP BiH
Bulgaria, PBSD, BSP
Croatia, SDP
Czech Republic, CSSD
Hungary, MSzP
Montenegro, SDP, DPS
Poland, SLD
Republic of Moldova, PDM
Romania, PSD
Serbia, DS
Slovakia, SMER
Ukraine, SDPU

Northern Europe

Belarus, BSDP, BLP
Denmark, SD
Estonia, SDE
Finland, SDP
Latvia, Concord Social Democratic Party
Lithuania, LSDP
Norway, DNA
Russian Federation, A Just Russia Party
Sweden, SAP

Western Europe

Austria, SPÖ
Belgium, PS, SPA
Canada, NDP/NPD
Germany, SPD
Great Britain, LP
Ireland, LP
Luxembourg, LSAP/POSL
Northern Ireland, SDLP
Switzerland, SP/PS


Key - member parties initials: BOLD = full member; ITALICS = consultative member; UNDERLINED = observer member.



SIW Council Meeting

09 and 10 July 2022

Implementing Parity – A way to Peace and Development

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2022

The Socialist International Women (SIW) applauds the theme of International Women's Day 2022 "Equality Today for a Sustainable Future"...

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2021

This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an opportunity to strongly remind our global community of the unacceptable levels of violence women and girls are suffering every single day, in every region around the world...

A Good Education is the Best Guarantee for a Good Life

Article by Tuula Peltonen, published in the Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 09 September 2021

In Finland, schools are just beginning their autumn term. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, schools will reopen as normal and thousands of teachers will return to teaching...

Situation of Women and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

26 August 2021

Following the fall of Afghanistan into the control of Taliban forces, the Socialist International Women stands in firm solidarity with the international community both in condemnation of all forms of violence and oppression in Afghanistan and in firm support of innocent civilians caught up in this distressing situation...

Role of Women in Sustainable Peace for Inclusive Development and Economic Security

Article by Shazia Marri, published in the Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 30 July 2021

Throughout history, women have played a pivotal role in shaping the future. Whether it is the freedom struggles in Asia and Africa or the economic uplift of Europe after the Second World War, women have proved — time and again — their resilience in the face of danger and difficulty alike...

Debt Cancellation: A burden lifted from women

Article by Chantal Kambiwa, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 17 June 2021

Over the years, acknowledgement of the rights of women and girls has become increasingly central to development strategies across the world and in Africa more particularly. Does this represent a recognition of the value of women and girls and a desire to see them flourish?...

We must defend progress in gender equality after the COVID-19 pandemic

Article by Ouafa Hajji, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 24 May 2021

Women and girls paid a disproportionate price of the economic shutdown during the pandemic, particularly in developing economies — our policies need to prevent this becoming the new norm, argues Ouafa Haji...

Our Support to Sandra Torres

30 April 2021

Socialist International Women, SIW, would like to show its support to Sandra Torres, leader of the Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) of Guatemala and one of the SI Vice-Presidents...

SIW Council Meeting

30 April 2021

How to reinvent our future after Covid-19

Women are each other’s homeland

Article by Hilal Dokuzcan, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 30 March 2021

As Turkey withdraws from the Istanbul convention – to which an AKP government acceded in 2011 – a Turkish politician reflects on the prosecution of women, everywhere. There is no homeland for women, she notes, other than other women...

Statement on Turkey's Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

22 March 2021

The Socialist International Women are very sorry to receive the news of Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention determined by the President's decree on March 20, 2021...

Effective Participation and Decision-Making in Public Life - Key to Achieving Gender Equality

16 March 2021

65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 15 to 26 March 2021

Virtual Parallel Event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW)

Season's Greeting!

December 2020

Wishing peace and equality for 2021


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