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 162 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

Event: Beijing+20 - The Vision of the Socialist International Women

13 March 2015

59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 09 to 20 March 2015.

Panel discussion hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations and the Socialist International Women

Event: Beijing+20 - Gender Equality a Reality, Not a Dream

12 March 2015

59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 09 to 20 March 2015.

Panel discussion hosted by the Socialist International Women

Statement on International Women's Day

08 March 2015

The Socialist International Women (SIW) strongly supports International Women’s Day (IWD) and the essential core principles it represents of upholding women’s rights, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

Statement on the killing of activist Shaimaa el Sabbagh

24 January 2015

Shaimaa el Sabbagh was shot dead on 24 January 2015 allegedly by the Egyptian Police as she was on her way to lay flowers at the memorial of those killed during the Egyptian uprising on 25 January 2011, in Talat Harb Square, Cairo....

Statement on International Migrants Day

18 December 2014

Over 214 million human beings have migrated from their homeland to another country. Many experienced distressing, physically demanding and extremely dangerous journeys...

Council Meeting

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 and 16 December 2014

Beijing+20 - The Vision of the Socialist International Women and Women in Politics - The New Challenges

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2014

On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I would like to invite you to join the Socialist International Women (SIW) and take action to end violence against women...

Nigeria - Abducted Schoolgirls Global Week of Action

11 - 18 October 2014

The Socialist International Women joins forces with other women’s organisations around the world in calling on the Government of Nigeria to renew efforts for the immediate rescue of the abducted schoolgirls...

Video: Short interview of SIW President Ouafa Hajji (in French)

26 August 2014

Short interview of Ouafa Hajji, President of the Socialist International Women, in which she highlights the current situation of women in relation to violence, terrorism and extremism...

Barbara Prammer

11 January 1954 - 02 August 2014

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Barbara Prammer, former Vice-President of the Socialist International Women (SIW) from Austria passed away on 02 August 2014...

Council Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico, 26 and 27 June 2014

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - 20 Years Later

Nigeria Declaration

14 May 2014

The Socilaist International Women presents a Declaration on the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria

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

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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