Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 17 and 18 June 2010

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli
Marlène Haas

Full member organisations

Secretariat for Gender Policies Jaume Rifà
Social Democratic Party of Andorra, PS Júlia Martínez-Illescas
  Donatella Locatelli
  Yolanda Pastó
  M. Carmen Barbero
  Marta Llardén
  Meritxell Rabadà
  Carme Surana
  Mònica Coste
  Judith Salazar
  Silvia de Cambra
  Olga Ferra
Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Luzia Inglês
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA Adélia de Carvalho
Women’s Committee Maria Titizian
ARF Armenian Socialist Party  
Austrian Social Democratic Women Andrea Mautz
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ Maria Jonas
Social Democratic Women’s Forum Gordana Duric
The Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD Radmila Cickovic
Union of Socialist Women for Parity and Solidarity Atanaska Teneva
Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP Antonia Petrova
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
Commission for Equality Kirsten Johannsen
Social Democratic Party  
Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, Janet Camilo
FEDOMUSDE Maria de los Angeles Peña
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD  
CPDS Women’s Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS  
Social Democratic Women in Finland Merja-Hannele Vuohelainen
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP  
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK  
Democrats of the Left, DS Francesca D’Ulisse
African Party for Solidarity and Justice, ADEMA/PASJ Zouré Fadimata Maïga
Women’s Union Nènè Assétou Doumbia
Assembly for Mali, RPM Diabaté Awa Kanakomo
National Secretariat for Women Fanida Oubenaissa
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Saadia Bensahli
Women's Network Lise Christoffersen
Norwegian Labour Party, DNA  
San Marino Party of Socialists and Democrats, PSD Fausta Simona Morganti
Women’s Forum Sonja Lokar
Social Democrats, SD  
Secretariat for Equality Maribel Montaño
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE  

Consultative member organisations

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Parvanah Heidari

Observer member organisations

National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Suelma Beiruk
Polisario Front  

Associated member organisations

Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki


Social Democratic Party of Andorra, PS Ferran Goya
  Maria Pilar Riba

Guest Organisations

Green Party, Andorra
  Isabel Lozano
  Antonia Escoda
UNICEF, Andorra
  Marta Alberch
Women’s Association of Andorra
  Maria Jose Rich
Association of Battered Women, Andorra
  Elsa Rodriguez
  Sandra Breiteneder


Individual Guests

Deputy Minister for Equality and Welfare Magda Mata
Government of Andorra  
Mayor of Andorra la Vella, Andorra Rosa Ferrer
Director of Public Health, Government of Andorra Margarida Coll


SIW Secretariat
  Janice Flower
  Valérie Pierrès





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