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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