Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 20 and 21 November 2009

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Austrian Social Democratic Women Maria Jonas
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ  
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT Maria Eugenia Steyer
  Ildemar Barbosa
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Deniza Slateva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP  
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
Women's Organisation Lorenza Santos
Liberal Party of Colombia, PLC  
Women’s Movement Clara Lieberman
National Liberation Party, PLN
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Mirjana Feric-Vac
Social Democratic Party, SDP  
Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, Janet Camilo
FEDOMUSDE Digna Reynoso
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD Larissa Fernandez
  Silvia Garcia
  Luz del Alba Tevenin
  Amancia de la Cruz
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK
Women's Secretariat Maura Estrada
National Union for Hope, UNE Edna Soto de Késtler
Union of Haitian Social Democrats Jessie Benoît
  Marie Noel
  Aurora Bellefleur
  Nadege Simplice
  Armide Fort
  Snelle Joseph
  Sherlyne Perrier
National Women's Organisation, ONMPRI Margarita Zapata
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI  
National Secretariat for Women Ouafa Hajji
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Touria Majdouline
Women’s Organisation Marije Laffeber
Labour Party, PvdA  
Norwegian Labour Party Women Lise Christoffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA  
Secretariat for Equality Maribel Montaño
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE  
National Women's Secretariat Isabel Carmona
Democratic Action, AD Aixa López
  Valeria Gómez
Movement for Socialism, MAS Sonia Pacheco
  Carmen González

Consultative member organisations

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Parvanah Heidari
Ukrainian Roses Olena Skomoroshchenko
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU  
PODEMOS Maribel Castillo Aloni
  Norma García

Observer member organisations

A Just Russia Party Alla Kyzmina
Natalya Velikaya

Associated member organisations

Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki


Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, Mirna Santos
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD Gisela Nova
  Vilmania Arzeno
  Agne Berenice Contreras
  Mary Sánchez
  Josefa Castillo
  Melania Salvador
  Manola Santana
  Xiomara Guante
  Regina Bureo
  Cecilia Guzmán
  Marianela Pérez
  Virginia Mañon
  Carmen Cabrera
  Ina Gil
  Amarilis Peralta
  Dulce Maria Peralta
  Francia Sánchez
  Inés Matos
  Jocelyn Marínez
  Ana Maria Pierrot
  Estela Ozuna
  Miriam Abreu
  Julissa Hierro
  Maria Mercedes Ortiz
  Cristiana Rodríguez
  Giseida Mercado
  Rochi Duncan
  Sandra Albbot
  Dennise Llaverias
  Norma Alvarez
  Michel Arnaud
  Gloria Furcal
  Milagros Martínez
  Mireya Mazara
  Juana Paredes
  Sonia Jiménez
  Faride Raful
  Minerva Casalinovo
  Yolada Santaella
  Mery Peña
  Valeri Vega
  Olaya Dotel
  Zoila Rojas
  Marianela Ramírez
  Roxanna Oviedo


SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Paune Branagan



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The Socialist International Women are very sorry to receive the news of Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention determined by the President's decree on March 20, 2021...

Effective Participation and Decision-Making in Public Life - Key to Achieving Gender Equality

16 March 2021

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Virtual Parallel Event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW)

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2021

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Season's Greeting!

December 2020

Wishing peace and equality for 2021

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COVID-19 and the Impact this is Having on Women and Gender Equality in the Different Regions

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Message of Support for Turkey and Greece Following 30th October Earthquake

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Message of Solidarity with all Women and Girls Worldwide during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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