Welcome

The Socialist International Women is the international organisation of the women's organisations of the socialist, social democratic and labour parties affiliated to the Socialist International. There are currently 149 member organisations from all parts of the world. The aims and objectives of the Socialist International Women are:

  • To promote gender equality, combat all forms of discrimination against women and to promote women's rights which are human rights;
  • To strengthen relations between member organisations of the Socialist International Women with the aim to coordinate political positions and activities;
  • To encourage its member organisations to ensure the implementation of resolutions and declarations adopted at meetings of the Socialist International Women;
  • To seek to extend relations between member organisations of the Socialist International Women and other socialist-oriented women's groups and organisations which are not members but are committed to the advancement of gender equality and desire to work in cooperation with the Socialist International Women;
  • To promote action programmes to overcome any discrimination against women and girls, and to empower women and girls in all fields and
  • To work for development, peace and human rights in general.

The Socialist International Women is a non-governmental organisation with consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

 

News

Regional Meeting

Luanda, Angola, 11 and 12 April 2014

The Millennium Development Goals: The Vision of the Socialist International Women for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Event: Gender Equality and Women’s Rights in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

14 March 2014

58 Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 10 to 21 March 2014.

Panel discussion hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations and the Socialist International Women.

Michelle Bachelet Wins Presidential Elections in Chile

16 December 2013

We hereby wish to convey our warmest congratulations to Michelle Bachelet on her victory in the presidential elections of Chile...

Nelson Mandela

18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

The Socialist International Women (SIW) was deeply saddened by the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner. We would like to send our wholehearted condolences to Nelson Mandela’s family, to everyone at the African National Congress (ANC) and to the South African people who have lost their ‘father of the nation’...

Declaration: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2013

Ending gender violence is high on the agenda this International Day to End Violence Against Women – now highlighted every 25 of the month in UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign...

Council Meeting

Istanbul, Turkey, 08 and 09 November 2013

The Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda

Conference 'Women and the Arab Spring'

Reims, France, 04 October 2013

The Socialist International Women participates in the conference 'Women and the Arab Spring' organised by the city of Reims in partnership with the University of Reims...

Convention 'Winning the Future with Equality in Europe'

Seville, Spain, 08 June 2013

The Socialist International Women participates in the convention 'Winning the Future with Equality in Europe' organised by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)...

Regional Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico, 01 June 2013

Equal pay, working conditions and informal work

Article: Ending the War against Women

02 February 2013

On Valentine’s Day, countless couples will celebrate romance by candlelight. On the same day, one billion women and men worldwide will stand up to shine a light on the darker side of gender relations...

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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