XX Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27-28 August 2012

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
  (SIW President)
  Marlène Haas
  (SIW Secretary General)

Full member organisations

ANGOLA
Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Maria José de Sousa Alfredo  
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA Graciete Edine Dombolo  
ARGENTINA
Women's Secretariat Viviana Foresi
Socialist Party, PS Clori Yelici
AUSTRIA
Austrian Social Democratic Women Barbara Prammer
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek
  Maria Jonas
  Katrin Hellwagner
BENIN
Women's Organisation Victorine Dato
Social Democratic Party, PSD  
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Women's Forum Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SDP BiH Nina Karadjinovic
BRAZIL
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT Dejanira Bernardo de Chagas
BULGARIA
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Iglika Ivanova
Bulgarian Social Democrats Svetlina Yolcheva
BULGARIA
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Deniza Slateva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP Nevena Aleksieva
CAMEROON
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
COLOMBIA
Liberal Party of Colombia, PLC Ivonne González Rodriguez
CROATIA
Social Democratic Women's Forum Karolina Leakovic
Social Democratic Party, SDP  
CYPRUS
Socialist Women's Movement Roulla Mavronikola
Movement of Social Democrats, EDEK  
DENMARK
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party  
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dominican Federeration of Social Democratic Women, FEDOMUSDE Janet Camilo
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD  
FINLAND
Social Democratic Women in Finland Merja-Hannele Vuohelainen
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP  
GERMANY
Federation of Social Democratic Women, ASF  Elke Ferner
Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD Evelyne Gebhardt
GREECE
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK  
HAITI
Union of Haitian Social Democrats Jessie Ewald Benoit
HUNGARY
Women's Section Zita Gurmai
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP  
ISRAEL
Forum for Gender Equality Ester Levanon-Murdoch
Meretz Party  
MEXICO
National Women's Organisation, ONMPRI Tatiana Telles Calderón
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI  
MONGOLIA
Social Democracy-Mongolian Women's Association Enke Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir
Mongolian People's Party, MPP  
MOROCCO
National Secretariat for Women Ouafa Hajji
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Khadija Qariani
  Nouha Chekrouni
  Rhizlaine Benachir
  Khaoula Lachguar
NETHERLANDS
Women in the PvdA Kirsten Meijer
Labour Party, PvdA Marije Laffeber
NICARAGUA
Women's Commission Margarita Zapata
Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN  
NIGER
Tarayya Women's Organisation, OFT  Ousséini Hadizatou Yacouba 
Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS  Diarra Fatimata Ly 
  Béty Aichatou 
NORWAY
Women's Network  Lisse Christofffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA Mary Aaby West
PORTUGAL
National Department of Socialist Women Ana Pasos
Socialist Party, PS  
SOUTH AFRICA
ANC Women's League Sisisi Tolashe
African National Congress, ANC Mpai Mogorosi
  Yatima Nahara
  Tankiso Morule
  Bulelwa Tinto
  Caroline Makasi
SPAIN
Secretariat for Equality Purificación Causapié
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE  
SWEDEN
National Federation of Social Democratic Women in Sweden, SSKF Lena Sommestad
Swedish Social Democratic Party, SAP Mona Sahlin
SWITZERLAND
Social Democratic Women of Switzerland Barbara Berger
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, SP/PS  
TURKEY
Women's Branch Hilal Dokuzcan
Republican People's Party, CHP Nurlu Erkan
  Gökce Piskin
  Zulal Atalay
USA
Feminist Commission Maria Svart
Democratic Socialist of America, DSA  

Consultative member organisations

UKRAINE
Ukrainian Roses Olena Skomoroshchenco
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU  

Observer member organisations

PALESTINE
Palestinian National Initiative, PNI Bahia Amra
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
A Just Russia Party Nataliya Velikaya
TURKEY
Women's Assembly Gültan Kisanak
Peace and Democracy Party, BDP  

Associated member organisations

PES WOMEN
Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki

Guest Organisations

IRAN
Kurdistan Democratic Women Union Golaleh Sharafkandi  
Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP-I  
KAZAKHSTAN
The All-National Social Democratic Party, AZAT Marina Sabitova
KENYA
Labour Party of Kenya Alice Were
SOUTH AFRICA
Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU Gertrude Mtsweni
  Buyiswa Matika
SOUTH AFRICA
Pregressive Women's Movement of South Africa, PWMSA Mpho Monorela
  Maria Mamedzi
  Pauline Panyane
  Lindi Mdluli
  Agnes Tuck
  Nowethu Tolbat
  Jane Mangange
  Bosa Ledwaba
  Segwana Kentse
  Sbo Nwapho
  Zodwa Mnguni
  Abegail Mathebula
  Violet Siwela
SOUTH AFRICA
South African Communist Party Nomonde Rasmeni
  Celiwe Madlopha
SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Valerie Pierres

 

 

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