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 140 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

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2016

The Socialist International Women (SIW) strongly believes that violence against women is a significant obstacle to the achievement of global gender equality and the true emancipation of women and girls...

UN Climate Change Conference 2016

Conference of the Parties (COP22), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Marrakech, Morroco, 07 to 18 November 2016

Parallel event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW), the Forum of the African Women Post 2015 and Jossour Forum of the Moroccan Women, Bab Ighli Site, Green Zone, 14 November 2016

Former SI President António Guterres to become next UN Secretary General

06 October 2016

The Socialist International Women (SIW) would like to congratulate António Guterres on being chosen as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Council Meeting

28 and 29 June 2016

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – Gender Sensitive Budgeting and Climate Change

SIW message of condolence following the murder of British politician Jo Cox

(22 June 1974 – 16 June 2016)

Socialist International Women is deeply saddened following the murder of British Labour politician Jo Cox and sends its condolences to her family and all those who knew her. She was a passionate and fearless campaigner for the women’s movement, as well as an ardent champion across the full range of human rights and gender equality issues...

Regional Meeting

22 and 23 April 2016

Women and Asia - Promoting Gender Equality

SIW Written Statement Published by the United Nations

March 2016

SIW Written Statement published by the United Nations on the occasion of the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60)

Agenda 2030 - Peace, Security and Ending Violence against Women

17 March 2016

60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, 14 to 24 March 2016

Panel discussion hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mali to the United Nations, the Socialist International Women (SIW), PES Women, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Fondation Jean-Jaurès (FJJ)

Women and Sustainable Development - Reconnecting with Grassroots Movements

15 March 2016

60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, 14 to 24 March 2016

Panel discussion hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW), PES Women, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Fondation Jean-Jaurès (FJJ)

Declaration on International Women's Day

08 March 2016

The Socialist International Women (SIW) reaffirms its support of International Women’s Day (IWD) and its primary objectives of honouring women and girls worldwide...

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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