Santiago, Chile, 3 - 4 November 2006

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Women’s Secretariat Socialist Party, PS Clori Yelicic
María del Carmen Viñas
Silvia Augsburger
Laura Sesma
Estela Molero
Women's Council Radical Civic Union, UCR Alicia Tate
Margarita Stolbizer
Australian Labor Women's Network Australian Labor Party, ALP Sue West
Austrian Social Democratic Women Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Petra Bayr
Maria Jonas
Labour Women Action, AMT Democratic Labour Party, PDT Miguelina Vecchio
Sirley Soares Soalheiro
Edialeda Salgado
Social Democratic Women’s Confederation Bulgarian Social Democrats, BSD Boujka Panayotova
Svetlina Lukanova
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP Nadya Radeva
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
National Women's Organisation Radical Social Democratic Party, PRSD Gloria Donoso Abarca
Alejandra Faulbaum
Gladys Mora
Union of Socialist Women of Chile Socialist Party of Chile, PS Carmen Gloria Allende
Norma Cárdenas
Denise Pascal Allende
Patricia Provoste Fernández
Paulina Veloso Valenzuela
Danae Mlynarz Puig
National Women's Secretariat Party for Democracy, PPD Katherine Araya
Ximena Rivillo
Loreto Schnake
Liberal Party of Colombia, PLC Griselda Janeth Restrepo
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Social Democratic Party, SDP Mirjana Feric-Vac
Women's National Secretariat, Democratic Left Party, PID Magdalena Chauvet
María Fernández-Salvador
Social Democratic Women in Finland Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP Merja-Hannele Vuohelainen
National Secretariat for Women's Rights Socialist Party, PS Michèle Sabban
Women's Department Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Women's Commission Union of Haitian Social Democrats Jesssie Benoît
Louna Aubin
Women's Section Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP Zita Gurmai
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI Roxana Cuevas
National Secretariat for Women Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Ouafa Hajji
Labour Party, PvdA Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven
Norwegian Labour Party Women Norwegian Labour Party, DNA Gry Haugsbakken
Maria Hevzy
National Committee of Febrerista Women Revolutionary Febrerista Party, PRF Josefina Duarte
National Department of Socialist Women Socialist Party, PS María Manuela Augusto
Secretariat for Equality Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE Maribel Montaño
Silvia Morata
National Women’s Secretariat Democratic Action, AD Dianela Parra
Liz María Márquez
Isabel Carmona de Serra

Consultative member organisations

Ukrainian Roses Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU Olena Skomoroshchenko
Fraternal member organisations
Socialist International Luis Ayala
National Women's Organisation Radical Social Democratic Party, PRSD Iris López
Marisol Aravena
Isabel Urbina
Elena Cortés
Union of Socialist Women of Chile Socialist Party of Chile, PS Náyade Pérez
Lorena Fries
Lorena Torrealba
Mireya García
Camila Alvear
Raquel Neira
Paula Bernal
Estela Bravo
Carola Rivero
Mónica Vargas
Josefina Lira
Gloria Rodríguez
National Women's Secretariat Party for Democracy, PPD Adriana Muñoz
María Antonieta Saa
Mirtha Corvalan
Josefina Oneto
Blanca Lorca
Viviana Benz
Tamara Jaque
Carolina Vargas
Sennia Godoy
Gladis Godoy
María Bravo
Juana Lagos
Nelly Chávez
Mabel Rocagliolo
María Ester Aliaga
Daisy Gutiérrez
Albina Carmona
Patricia Quelodran
Carolina Cabrera
Juana Ocares
Guest organisations
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES Elisabet Gerber
Chile María Ester Feres
Sonia Montaño
Patricio Morales
Sergio Bitar
Palestine Mai Al-Kaila
SIW Secretariat
  Julia González
  Valérie Pierres



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