Resolutions & Declarations

Council Meetings

Virtual Council Meeting, 30 April 2021

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 25 and 26 January 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 and 29 June 2018

Barcelona, Spain, 21 and 22 November 2017

United Nations, New York, 14 July 2017

Cartagena, Colombia, 25 February 2017

Geneva, Switzerland, 28 and 29 June 2016

Luanda, Angola, 24 and 25 November 2015

United Nations, New York, 08 and 09 July 2015

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 and 16 December 2014

Mexico City, Mexico, 26 and 27 June 2014

Istanbul, Turkey, 08 and 09 November 2013

Lisbon, Portugal, 01 and 02 February 2013

Cape Town, South Africa, 26 August 2012

San Jose, Costa Rica, 20 January 2012

Athens, Greece, 28 and 29 June 2011

Paris, France, 12 and 13 November 2010

Andorra la Vella, Andorra, 17 and 18 June 2010

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 20-21 November 2009

Petrovac, Montenegro, 26-27 June 2009

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, 14-15 November 2008

Athens, Greece, 26 June 2008

Stuttgart, Germany, 8 September 2007

Santiago, Chile, 3-4 November 2006

Athens, Greece, 27-28 January 2006

Tel Aviv, Israel, 19-20 May 2005

Johannesburg, South Africa, 12-13 November 2004

Madrid, Spain, 4-5 February 2004

Rome, Italy, 17-18 January 2003

Casablanca, Morocco, 28-29 May 2002

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 23-24 November 2001

Lisbon, Portugal, 26-27 June 2001

Brussels, Belgium, 7-8 April 2000

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 27-28 June 1999

United Nations, Geneva, 20-21 November 1998

Oslo, Norway, 15-16 May 1998

New Delhi, India, 7-8 November 1997

Rome, Italy, 18-19 January 1997



SIW Council Meeting

09 and 10 July 2022

Implementing Parity – A way to Peace and Development

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2022

The Socialist International Women (SIW) applauds the theme of International Women's Day 2022 "Equality Today for a Sustainable Future"...

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2021

This year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an opportunity to strongly remind our global community of the unacceptable levels of violence women and girls are suffering every single day, in every region around the world...

A Good Education is the Best Guarantee for a Good Life

Article by Tuula Peltonen, published in the Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 09 September 2021

In Finland, schools are just beginning their autumn term. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, schools will reopen as normal and thousands of teachers will return to teaching...

Situation of Women and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

26 August 2021

Following the fall of Afghanistan into the control of Taliban forces, the Socialist International Women stands in firm solidarity with the international community both in condemnation of all forms of violence and oppression in Afghanistan and in firm support of innocent civilians caught up in this distressing situation...

Role of Women in Sustainable Peace for Inclusive Development and Economic Security

Article by Shazia Marri, published in the Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 30 July 2021

Throughout history, women have played a pivotal role in shaping the future. Whether it is the freedom struggles in Asia and Africa or the economic uplift of Europe after the Second World War, women have proved — time and again — their resilience in the face of danger and difficulty alike...

Debt Cancellation: A burden lifted from women

Article by Chantal Kambiwa, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 17 June 2021

Over the years, acknowledgement of the rights of women and girls has become increasingly central to development strategies across the world and in Africa more particularly. Does this represent a recognition of the value of women and girls and a desire to see them flourish?...

We must defend progress in gender equality after the COVID-19 pandemic

Article by Ouafa Hajji, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 24 May 2021

Women and girls paid a disproportionate price of the economic shutdown during the pandemic, particularly in developing economies — our policies need to prevent this becoming the new norm, argues Ouafa Haji...

Our Support to Sandra Torres

30 April 2021

Socialist International Women, SIW, would like to show its support to Sandra Torres, leader of the Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) of Guatemala and one of the SI Vice-Presidents...

SIW Council Meeting

30 April 2021

How to reinvent our future after Covid-19

Women are each other’s homeland

Article by Hilal Dokuzcan, published in Brussels Morning Online Newspaper on 30 March 2021

As Turkey withdraws from the Istanbul convention – to which an AKP government acceded in 2011 – a Turkish politician reflects on the prosecution of women, everywhere. There is no homeland for women, she notes, other than other women...

Statement on Turkey's Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

22 March 2021

The Socialist International Women are very sorry to receive the news of Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention determined by the President's decree on March 20, 2021...

Effective Participation and Decision-Making in Public Life - Key to Achieving Gender Equality

16 March 2021

65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 15 to 26 March 2021

Virtual Parallel Event hosted by the Socialist International Women (SIW)

Season's Greeting!

December 2020

Wishing peace and equality for 2021


The First Hundred Years

A Short History of Socialist International Women

By Irmtraut Karlsson

This book tells the history of the first one hundred years of the Socialist International Women