Petrovac, Montenegro, 26 and 27 June 2009

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Social Democratic Party of Andorra, PS Julia Martínez-Illescas
Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Luzia Ingles Van-Dunem
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA Adélia Pires de Carvalho
Women’s Secretariat Clori Yelicic
Socialist Party, PS
Austrian Social Democratic Women Barbara Prammer
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Maria Jonas
Women’s Forum of the SDP Suada Muminagic
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Women’s Forum Nada Tesanovic
The Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD Danijela Injac
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT Maria Eugenia Steyer
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Antoniya Petrova
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP Marussya Lyubcheva
Party for Democracy and Progress, Rosalie Marie Kaboré
Socialist Party, PDP/PS
National Women’s Secretariat Ximena Rivillo
Party for Democracy, PPD Gládyz Quiñones
Pía Castelli
Women’s Movement Clara Lieberman
National Liberation Party, PLN
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Mirjana Feric-Vac
Social Democratic Party, SDP Melita Mulic
Social Democratic Women Alena Andelova
Czech Social Democratic Party, CSSD
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party
Social Democratic Women in Finland Merja-Hannele Vuohelainen
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP
Labour Party Women Jo Billingham
The Labour Party  
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK
Labour Women’s National Council Mary Flynn
The Labour Party
Forum for Gender Equality Ester Levanon-Mordoch
Meretz-Yachad Party
Democrats of the Left, DS Francesca D’Ulisse
Mongolian Democratic Socialist Women’s Association, Altai Dulbaagiin
Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party, MPRP
Women’s Forum Mirel Radic Ljubisavljevic
Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, SDP Draginja Vuksanovic
  Vesna Tomanovic
  Slavka Lompar
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, DPS Nada Drobnjak
  Azra Sehovc
  Njegosava Vujanovic
  Irena Boskovic
Women’s Organisation Eline Bosman
Labour Party, PvdA  
Norwegian Labour Party Women Lise Christoffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA Gro Axelsen
National Department of Socialist Women Maria Manuela Augusto
Socialist Party, PS
Secretariat for Equality Maribel Montaño
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE Soledad Cabezón
Candela Mora

Consultative member organisations

Ukrainian Roses Olena Skomoroshchenko
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU

Observer member organisations

A Just Russia Party Natalya Velikaya
Arina Iksanova
National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Fatma Mehdi
Polisario Front

Fraternal member organisations

International Union of Socialist Youth, IUSY Eliza Politi

Associated member organisations

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Majella McCone
Party of European Socialist, PES Zita Gurmai


Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, SDP
  Olga Duhovic
Fatima Medjedovic
Milica Vuksanovic
Azra Dizdarevic
Azemina Obradovic
Zeljka Vuksanovic
Ljilja Lubarda
Desanka Domazetovic
Milojka Perovic
Dejana Savicevic
Dijana Cavic
Rosanda Pavicevic
Sanja Milacic
Branka Dabcevic
Karmela Raznatovic
Rosanda Radman
Zeljka Ratkovic
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, DPS
  Milena Marovic
Jelena Srzentic
Katarina Varda
Marina Stojanovic
Isidora Varga
Andelina Radenovic
Branka Nakezic
Branka Vlanovic
Vera Kovacevic
Anastazija Miranovic
Snezana Gacevic


Social Democratic Party of Montenegro, SDP Ivan Brajovic

Guest organisations

Trade Union Branka Vlahovic
Zapata Foundation Ginette González
SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Julia González



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