Athens, Greece, 27-28 January 2006

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Social Democratic Women of Albania, PSD Ingrid Shuli
Socialist Women’s Forum of Albania, SPA Majlinda Keta
  Saemira Pino
  Rajmonda Stefa
National Secretariat for Women’s Affairs, FFS Kahina Bouagache
Social Democratic Party of Andorra, PS Mariona González Reolit
Olga Areny Sánchez
Women’s Committee, ARF Armenian Socialist Party Maria Titizian
Hripsime Charoutounian
Dira Tsoukala
Marie Rose Kervoran
Australian Labor Women’s Network, ALP Sue West
Austrian Social Democratic Women, SPÖ Barbara Prammer
Maria Jonas
Inter Federal Women’s Commission, PS Christie Morreale
National Women’s Movement, PDT Miguelina Paiva Vecchio
Edialeda Salgado
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity, BSP Nadya Radeva
Deniza Slateva
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
National Women’s Secretariat, PPD Elizabeth Rubio
Maria Antonieta Saa
Sofia Prats
Social Democratic Women’s Forum, SDP Mirjana Feric-Vac
Socialist Women’s Movement, EDEK Marcia Alexaki
Roula Mavronikola
Anna Giannokou
Social Democratic Women, CSSD Hana Majlingova
Commission for Equality, Social Democratic Party Kirsten Johannsen
Anne Sofie Allarp
Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, FEDOMUSDE, PRD Yadira Henríquez Núñez
Leonor Sánchez Baret
María Estela de la Cruz
Luz del Alba Threvein
Silvia García
Women’s National Secretariat, PID Magdalena Chauvet
  Maria Fernández Salvador
Social Democratic Women in Finland, SDP Tarja Kantola
National Secretariat for Women’s Rights, PS Michèle Sabban
Federation of Social Democratic Women, SPD Lissy Gröner
Labour Party Women, The Labour Party Sue MacMillan
Women’s Department, PASOK Nora Katseli
Soula Efthimiou
Antigoni Karali — Dimitriadi
Ana Karamanou
Effie Bekou
Sotiria Dalla
Maria Zervaki
Titina Pantazi
Women’s Section, MSzP Zita Gurmai
Women’s Alliance, MSzDP Marta Bonifert
Labour Women’s National Council, The Labour Party Mary E. Flynn
Forum for Gender Equality, Yachad Party Ester Levanon Mordoch
National Secretariat for Women, USFP Ouafa Hajji
Saadia Benshili
Organisation of Mozambican Women, OMM, Frelimo Party Amélia Matos Sumbana
Labour Party, PvdA Hannie Stuurman
Marije Laffeber
Saskia Duives
Women’s Commission Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN Margarita Zapata
Women’s Wing, Pakistan People’s Party, PPP Begum Bealum Hasnain
Mehrunnisa Afridi
Social Democratic Women, PSD Rovana Plumb
Secretariat for Equality, PSOE Maribel Montaño
National Federation of Social Democratic Women, SAP Carin Jämtin
Permanent Women’s Secretariat, RCD Mounira Aouididi
National Women’s Secretariat, AD Cynthia García
Dianela Parra
Liz Maria Marquez

Consultative member organisations

Progressive Women’s Movement, PGP Chantal Evila
Women’s Forum, SDP Olgica Milojevic
Ukranian Roses, SPDU Olena Skomoroshchenko
Svitlana Kniazieva

Observer member organisations

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Shikofeh Ghobadi
  Asrin Ghobadi
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK Shanaz Ibrahim Ahmed
Kafiyeh Abdullah
Razan Aziz Salih
Fraternal organisations
Socialist International, SI Luis Ayala
International Union of Socialist Youth, IUSY Yvonne O’Callaghan
Associated organisations
Party of European Socialists, PES Emma Reynolds
Greece George Papandreou
Aliki Moschis – Gauguet
SIW Secretariat
  Julia González
  Valérie Pierres



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