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Luanda, Angola, 10 and 12 April 2014
The Millennium Development Goals: The Vision of the Socialist International Women for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
58th 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
Date: Friday 14 March 2014
Place: Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Time: 16.45hrs - 18.00hrs
• Jorge Montaño, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations
• Ouafa Hajji , President of the Socialist International Women, SIW, Morocco
• Diva Gastélum Bajo, SIW Vice-President; President of the National Women’s Organisation, ONMPRI, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Mexico
• Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir, SIW Vice-President; Mongolian Women’s Organisation, of the Mongolian People’s Party, MPP, Mongolia
• Pia Locatelli, SIW Honorary President; Member of Parliament, Italian Socialist Party, PSI, Italy
• Michèle Sabban, President of the R20 Regions of Climate Action, France
- SIW President Ouafa Hajji's Speech to the Parallel Event (in French)
- Paper: SIW Vision for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Picture Gallery
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.
All of us that are part of the Socialist International Women (SIW) are very proud of her victory and of her inspiring campaign that strengthened the political values of equality, social justice and democracy. With her vision for a more just and equitable future for all, Michelle Bachelet was able to captivate again the Chilean people.
We know how hard she has worked and how hard she will continue to work to realise her vision. We also know her passion for women's issues and we are confident that she will continue to work for the advancement of women's rights in her country.
As always, Michelle Bachelet has our full support and we wish her personally, her future government and Chile all the very best.
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’.
Nelson Mandela was an inspiration to all generations all over the world. He worked unwaveringly to free his country from racial division and dedicated his life to his people and to the causes of justice, freedom and equality for all.
Mandela also worked ardently to end gender oppression and was a champion of women’s rights. When elected president of South Africa, he appointed over one-third of women to his cabinet, many of those women went on to occupy even higher positions, and today have become role models for many other women politicians all over the world.
Our thoughts are with the ANC and with the South African people in this sad day of the passing of an extraordinary leader and a man of greatness, peace, humility and compassion.
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.
One in three women worldwide experience violence in their lifetime, ranging from 15 to 76 percent depending on where they live, with most violence occurring within intimate relationships, inflicted by a husband or partner. And during armed conflict or natural disaster women’s risk of violence increases, for example 21 per cent of female refugees escaping the Syrian civil war to Lebanon reported violence and seven per cent sexual violence...
Istanbul, Turkey, 08 and 09 November 2013
The Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Resolution: The Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Resolution: Women and the Arab Spring
- List of Participants
Reims, France, 04 October 2013
The Socialist International Women (SIW) 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 (SIW) participates in the convention 'Winning the Future with Equality in Europe' organised by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
Mexico City, Mexico, 01 June 2013
Equal Pay, Working Conditions and Informal Work
- Declaration: Equal Pay, Working Conditions and Informal Work
- Declaration: Colombia
- Declaration: The Case of Beatriz From El Salvador
- List of Participants
- Photo Gallery
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.
According to the United Nations, one in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. In some countries, up to seven in ten women will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated. Often, the victims of such abuses are treated as criminals – dishonored, brutalized, ostracized, imprisoned, and even executed – while perpetrators remain free. Millions of women suffer in this way, but their stories remain untold...