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Agenda 2030: Peace, Security and Ending Violence against Women

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

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016

Place: Room CR-12, GA Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Time: 18.30hrs - 20.30hrs

Interpretation: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish

SPEAKERS:

• Ouafa Hajji, President of the Socialist International Women (SIW), Morocco

• Aissata Toure, President of the Women's Union, Assembly for Mali (RPM), Mali

• Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, Hungary

• Sangaré Oumou Ba, Minister for the Promotion of Women, Mali

• Judit Tanczos, Gender Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

• Françoise Morvan, President of the French Coordination for the European Women’s Lobby (CLEF), France

Margarita Zapata, Former SIW Vice-President; Member of the Women's Commission of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), Nicaragua

 

Women and Sustainable Development - Reconnecting with Grassroots Movements

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)

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016

Place: 2nd Floor, Church Center of the United Nations (CCUN), 777 1st Avenue, East 44th Street, NY 10017, New York

Time: 08.30hrs - 10.00hrs

Interpretation: Consecutive interpretation from French to English

SPEAKERS:

• Ouafa Hajji, President of the Socialist International Women (SIW), Morocco

• Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, Hungary

• Kane Kadidia Toure, Executive Secretary, National Bureau of the Women's Union of the Assembly for Mali (RPM), Mali

• Ghislaine Toutain, Advisor to the President, Fondation Jean-Jaurès (FJJ)

• Monique Halpern, Representing the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and member of the Transatlantic Gender Dialogue Network

• Pia Locatelli, SIW Honorary President and Member of Parliament, Italy

 

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 and celebrating the collective achievements of the international women’s movement towards the empowerment of women and the realisation of global gender equality. Reflecting on the many successes in gender related issues over the last century is a vital reminder that tangible change is achievable. It is also a powerful call to all to recommit to taking action to achieve gender parity in all aspects of the lives of women and girls, including access to quality healthcare, education and employment; the right to ownership of assets; the expectation and protection of personal safety and the assertion of core human rights and freedoms...

 

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2015

Violence against women is a global issue of urgent concern, affecting women and girls of all ages, in all countries worldwide. Today, one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, and of the 4.5 million people forced into sexual exploitation 98% of them are women and girls. Women remain vulnerable to violence in their homes, at work, in the streets of their own neighbourhoods, and are frequently specifically targeted for sexual and physical violence during war and conflict...

 

Council Meeting

Luanda, Angola, 24 and 25 November 2015

Global Agenda 2030: Women, Peace and Sustainable Development

 

Anne-Marie Lizin

05 January 1949 – 17 October 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Anne-Marie Lizin, former President of the Socialist International Women (SIW) passed away on 17 October 2015 at the age of 66.

Anne-Marie Lizin was a Belgium politician who served as SIW President from 1993 to 1997. She served as President of the Belgium Senate from 2004 to 2007 and was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1988.

Anne-Marie Lizin was passionate about human rights and dedicated her life to tackling human rights issues and in particular, the human rights of women and girls. She also worked tirelessly on eradicating human trafficking. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) and in 2008 she created the HOCRINT organisation – an international network working to end honour crimes and forced marriages. She was also actively involved in the End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN) organisation.

In 2006 Lizin became Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and it was here that she worked on the closure of the Guantánamo detention camp.

During her time in politics, Lizin also released over 30 publications including ‘Women of Europe and the Third World, What Solidarity?’ and ‘Social Democracy Tomorrow’.

 

Regional Meeting

Marseille, France, 02 and 03 October 2015

Women and the Euro-Mediterranean: Migration and Climate Change - Women's Contribution to Living Together

 

Statement on United Nations Sustainable Development Summit

27 September 2015

The Socialist International Women (SIW) confirms its support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the far-reaching and inclusive Global Goals announced at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in New York on 25 to 27 September 2015. Agreed by all member states, the new Global Goals are a post-2015 plan of urgent action for humanity, the planet and the prosperity of current and future generations...

 

Newsletter of the Socialist International Women

September 2015

 

Council Meeting

United Nations, New York, 08 and 09 July 2015

SIW's Vision for Beijing+20 – Gender Equality, Democracy and Political Participation in a Global World

 

 

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Regional Meeting

22 and 23 April 2016

Women and Asia - Promoting Gender Equality

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...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2015

Violence against women is a global issue of urgent concern, affecting women and girls of all ages, in all countries worldwide...

Council Meeting

Luanda, Angola, 24 and 25 November 2015

Global Agenda 2030: Women, Peace and Sustainable Development

Anne-Marie Lizin

05 January 1948 - 17 October 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Anne-Marie Lizin, former President of the Socialist International Women (SIW) passed away on 17 October 2015 at the age of 66...

Regional Meeting

Marseille, France, 02 and 03 October 2015

Women and the Euro-Mediterranean: Migration and Climate Change - Women's Contribution to Living Together

Statement on UN Sustainable Development Summit

27 September 2015

SIW confirms its support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the far-reaching and inclusive Global Goals announced at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held in New York on 25 to 27 September 2015...

Council Meeting

United Nations, New York, 08 and 09 July 2015

SIW's Vision for Beijing+20 – Gender Equality, Democracy and Political Participation in a Global World

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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