Council, Istanbul, Turkey, 08 and 09 November 2013

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Ouafa Hajji
  (SIW President)

Full Member Organisations

Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Luzia Inglês
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA (SIW Vice-President)  
  Amália Maria Alexandre
Women's Secretariat Viviana Foresi
Socialist Party, PS  
Women’s Forum of the Democratic Alternative Nermina Zaimovic-Uzunovic
Social Democratic party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Irma Maric
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT (SIW Vice-President)
  Traude Martini Souza
  Dejanira Lemos de Souza
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Svetlina Yolcheva
Bulgarian Social Democrats, PBSD  
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
Social Democratic Women Jindriska Marsova
Czech Social Democratic Party, CSSD Jaroslava Andreaova
  Alena Andelova
Dominican Federeration of Social Democratic Women, Janet Camilo
FEDOMUSDE Shoraya Suarez
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD Maritza Felix
CPDS Women's Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS (SIW Vice-President)
Social Democratic Party, SDE Hille Hanso
Social Democratic Women in Finland Tuula Peltonen
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP SIW VIce-President
  Ayla Shakir
Socialist Party, PS  Mine Günbay
Forum for Gender Equality Ester Levanon-Mordoch
Meretz Party  
Women's Commission Pia Locatelli
Italian Socialist Party, PSI  
nstitutional Revolutionary Party, PRI Elsa Espinosa
Social Democracy – Mongolian Women’s Association Enkhjargal Danzanbaljir
Mongolian People’s Party, MPP SIW Vice-President
National Secretariat for Women Khadija Qariani
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP  
SWAPO Pendukeni Iivalu-Ithana
Women's Commission Margarita Zapata
Sandinista National Liberation Front, FSLN  
Tarayya Women's Organisation, OFT  Ousséini Hadizatou Yacouba 
Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS   
Fatah Salwa Kayed Mousa Gannam
National Department of Socialist Women Sandra Paulo
Socialist Party, PS  
Women’s Organisation Valentina Buliga
Democratic Party, PDM Diana Stratulat
Social Democratic Women of Russia Nataliya Velikaya
A Just Russia Party Tatiana Kakhidze
Women's Branch Hilal Dokuzcan
Republican People's Party, CHP Nurlu Erkan
  Gülsün Bilgehan
  Sena Kaleli
  Ayse Eser Danisoglu
  Ürün Güner
  Gökce Piskin
  Arzu Öner
  Semiha Gökcen Boya
  Nurhan Coskun
  Hülya Güven

Consultative Member Organisations

Women' Organisation Fazilet Ozdenefe
Republican Turkish Party, CTP Sibel Sorakin
  Emel Kisi
  Dogus Derya
  Celen Ozkaynak
  Oya Barcin
  Senay Ekingen
  Nurten Halimoglu
Women's Secretariat Maryam Beshay
Egyptian Social Democratic Party, ESDP  
Women's Wing Marina Sabitova
National Social Democratic Party, NSDP  
Palestinian National Initiative, PNI Bahia Amra
Women's Assembly Nahile Bali
Peace and Democracy, BDP Nesrin Orun
  Seyma Kantarci
  Sultan Safak

Observer Member Organisations

Labour Party of Kenya, LPK Alice Were
  Julia Ojiambe
  Martin Obure
National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Fatma Mehdi Hassam
Polisario Front  

Fraternal Member Organisations

Socialist International Luis Ayala

Associated Member Organisations

Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki

Guest Individuals

R20 Regions Of Climate Action Michèle Sabban
  Sedef Küçük
  Melda Onur
  Berrin Delikçi
  Seniye Nazik Isik
  Sevnur Yildirim
  Zöhre Aydin
  Gülüzar Betas
  Gülseren Aygüler
  Sema Gülez
  Mehtap Düzova
  Meryem Gül Çiftçi
  Ülkü Güdük
  Emine Gülizar Emecan
  Aysegül Okumus Görgü
  Sehriban Sevim
  Ümran Köksüz
  Sahanim Erdemir
  Gülay Tülüs
  Solmaz Saritas
  Necla Kirman
  Güney Dündar
  Damla Toprak
  Meral Honlagölü
  Füsun Sökmez
  Belgin Gülbanceler
  Zeynep Daskin
  Safiye Taylan
  Gaye Erbadur
  Gülizar Emecan
  Handan Toprak
  Düriye Tas
  Inci Bespinar
  Pelin Taskiran


SIW Secretariat
  Julia González
  Valérie Pierres




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