Paris, France, 12 and 13 November 2010

List of Participants

Socialist International Women Pia Locatelli

Full member organisations

Socialist Women’s Forum Arta Dade
Socialist Party of Albania, SPA  
Secretariat for Gender Policies Jaume Rifà
Social Democratic Party of Andorra, PS Mari Carmen Barbero
Organisation of Angolan Women, OMA Luzia Inglês
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, MPLA Isabel Pereira dos Santos
  Brigitte Neto
  Joana Tomas
  Nelson Venancio
Women's Secretariat Maria Cristina Fregoni
Socialist Party, PS  
Women’s Committee Mariette Gharapetian
ARF Armenian Socialist Party Charles Madenian
Austrian Social Democratic Women Maria Jonas
Social Democratic Party of Austria, SPÖ  
Labour Women Action, AMT Miguelina Vecchio
Democratic Labour Party, PDT Salete Roszkowski
  Tania Feijo
Social Democratic Women's Confederation Angelina Nikolova Dimova
Bulgarian Social Democrats, PBSD  
Social Democratic Front, SDF Chantal Kambiwa
Social Democratic Women's Forum Mirjana Feric-Vac
Social Democratic Party, SDP  
Social Democratic Women Jindriska Marsová
Czech Social Democratic Party, CSSD Alena Andelová
Dominican Federation of Social Democratic Women, Peggy Cabral
FEDOMUSDE Janet Camilo
Dominican Revolutionary Party, PRD Miguelina Dominguez
CPDS Women’s Organisation Epifania Avomo Biko
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS  
Social Democratic Women in Finland Tarja Kantola
Finnish Social Democratic Party, SDP  
National Secretariat for Women's Rights Zita Gurmai
Socialist Party, PS Gaëlle Lenfant
  Fatima Lalem
  Michèle Sabban
  Olga Trostiansky
  Thalia Breton
  Caroline De Haas
  Elodie Massé
  Linda Ramoul
Federation of Social Democratic Women, ASF Elke Ferner
Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD  
Labour Party Women Sarah Mulholland
The Labour Party  
Women's Department Antigoni Karali-Dimitriadi
Panhellenic Socialist Movement, PASOK Dionysia Kouvatsou
Women's Section Szonja Havas
Hungarian Socialist Party, MSzP  
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK Kharman Assad
Women's Section Nurit Levy
Israel Labour Party  
Forum for Gender Equality Ester Levanon-Mordoch
Meretz-Yachad Party  
Democrats of the Left, DS Francesca D’Ulisse
Union of Progressive Women in Lebanon Wafa H Abed
Progressive Socialist Party, PSP  
Women’s Union Dembele Rokyatou
Assembly for Mali, RPM Kanti Aminata
Women's Central Committee Rita Cutajar
Malta Labour Party Grace Marie Mallia
Assembly of Democratic Forces, RFD Nana Mint Cheikhna
National Women's Organisation, ONMPRI Lourdes Quiñones
Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI Marisol Luna Hernández
Social Democracy Mongolia Women's Association Natsagdolgor Tsend-Ayush
Mongolian People's Revolution Party, MPRP Uuganbayar Gongor
National Secretariat for Women Nouza Chekrouni
Socialist Union of Popular Forces, USFP Ouafa Hajji
Women's Organisation Marije Laffeber
Labour Party, PvdA  
Women's Wing Shabina Riaz
Pakistan People's Party, PPP Shazia Marri
Secretariat for Equality Maribel Montaño
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE Soledad Cabezón
  Mariana Aguilar
  Salvadora María Poli-Aguilar
National Women's Secretariat Isabel Carmona
Democratic Action, AD Marielena Serra Carmona

Consultative member organisations

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, PDKI Parvanah Heidari
Ukrainian Roses Olena Skomoroshchenko
Social Democratic Party of Ukraine, SDPU  

Observer member organisations

Palestinian National Initiative, PNI Bahia Amra
A Just Russia Party Nataliya Velikaya
National Union of Saharawi Women, UNMS Suelma Beiruk
Polisario Front Fatma Mehdi
Central Women's Branch Sabahat Tuncel
Peace and Democracy Party, BDP Büsra Ersanli
  Fidan Unlubayir
  Gülferiz Contay

Associated member organisations

Party of European Socialist, PES Lesia Radelicki

Guest Organisations

Kurdistan Democratic Women Union Golaleh Sharafkandi
Kurdistan Democratic Party, KDP-Iran Sara Mohammadi
The All National Social Democratic Party, AZAT Marzhan Aspandiyarova
  Marina Sabitova

Individual Guests

Socialist Party, PS, France Harlem Désir
  Jean-Christophe Cambadélis
Minister for the Environment, Iraq Narmin Othman Hassen


Individual Guest invited by the PS France

  Maya Surduts






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