International Women's Day 1998

Statement

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Socialist International Women takes this opportunity to express its support for the women of the world who are standing up for freedom, equality, peace and justice.

Equality today is far from being achieved and equality is the crucial goal for which we must continue to strive.

Equal participation of women and men is reflective of a society's level of democracy. A true democracy does not and cannot exclude women. Therefore, SIW calls on all political parties to put in place specific measures to ensure that this democratic goal is achieved. As we approach the new millennium, it is equally essential that the international institutions such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank develop programmes to ensure the equal participation of women and men in decision-making positions.

 

News

Season's Greeting!

December 2019

Wishing peace and equality for 2020

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a powerful reminder that our global society remains plagued by violence against women and girls..

Regional Meeting

Niamey, Niger, from 28 to 30 October 2019

Women's Participation in Decision-Making Processes - the challenges for a 50/50 World

Gender equality and sustainable development: how to empower women and girls to have access to public services

11 March 2019

63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 11 to 22 March 2019

Side Event hosted by the Socialist International Women(SIW) and Pablo Iglesias Foundation

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to honour and celebrate all women and girls around the world for their invaluable contribution to their families and communities...

Council Meeting

25 and 26 January 2019

Social Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Nobel Peace Prize 2018

05 October 2018

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

01 February 1940 - 25 September 2018

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...

Publications

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

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