Council, Paris, France, 12 and 13 November 2010

The Global Crisis and its Impact on the Poor – the Perspective of Women for a Fair Solution


Venue: Socialist Party Headquarters

Friday 12 November

15.00 – 16.00 hrs        Opening

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


        • Welcoming address by:


        • Harlem Désir, National Coordination Secretary, Socialist Party, PS, France
        • Gaëlle Lenfant, Deputy National Secretary for Women’s Rights, Socialist Party, PS, France
        • Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, National Secretary for European and International Affairs, Socialist Party, PS, France


16.00 – 19.00 hrs       Speeches

        • Zita Gurmai, MEP; National Secretary for Women’s Rights, Socialist Party, PS, France; President, PES Women
        • Narmin Othman Hassen, Minister for the Environment, Government of Iraq

Debate and Questions to Panellists


19.30 hrs                         Reception hosted by the Socialist Party, PS


Saturday 13 November

09.00 – 10.00 hrs         Closed session for member organisations only

10.00 – 13.00 hrs         Speeches

        • Chantal Kambiwa, SIW Vice-President, Social Democratic Front, SDF, Cameroon
        • Lourdes Quiñones, President, National Women’s Organisation, ONMPRI, Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico; SIW Vice-President

Debate and Questions to Panellists


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


14.30 – 15.30 hrs        Meetings between SIW Vice-Presidents and the member                                                                  organisations of their region

15.30 – 17.30 hrs         Participants’ contributions on different topics

17.30 – 18.30 hrs         Adoption of resolutions






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)

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2021

Socialist International Women (SIW) warmly applauds this year’s International Women’s Day theme of “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”...

Season's Greeting!

December 2020

Wishing peace and equality for 2021

SIW Executive Meeting

18 December 2020

COVID-19 and the Impact this is Having on Women and Gender Equality in the Different Regions

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2020

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a powerful call to stand in solidarity with all women and girls worldwide...

Message of Support for Turkey and Greece Following 30th October Earthquake

October 2020

The Socialist International Women offers its sincere condolences to Turkey and Greece following the devastating earthquake under the Aegean Sea on 30th October 2020...

Message of Solidarity with all Women and Girls Worldwide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 2020

The Socialist International Women stands in firm solidarity with all women and girls worldwide during this deeply painful, devastating period of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Declaration on Israel and Palestine

June 2020

Socialist International Women (SIW) is extremely concerned with the announcement of Israel’s plan to annex large and vital parts of Palestinian territory with the support of the Trump administration...

Statement on COVID-19

April 2020

In this time of acute crisis our global solidarity, humanity and cooperation are more important now than they have ever been...


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