Maria Jonas

01 February 1940 - 25 September 2018

Gabriele Proft

We were deeply saddened to hear today that our comrade and friend Maria Jonas, former Secretary General of Socialist International Women, has died at the age of 78 years.

Jonas started her political career in the international secretariat of the SPÖ. Later she was Secretary General of the Socialist International Women for ten years until 1995, and then board member of INSTRAW, a United Nations women's research and training institution.

From 1997 to 2000 she also participated as an expert in the Austrian delegation to the United Nations Women's Status Committee.

She was an international pioneer in peace and women’s politics always putting women’s issues at the centre of her work. She worked for women all her life and was a well-respected Politician in Austria and internationally as well as a role model for many women and men.

Not only the Socialist International Women and the Social Democratic Women, but the women's movement as a whole have lost a companion and an important support today.

You will be sorely missed, Maria.

 

 

News

Declaration on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a powerful reminder that our global society remains plagued by violence against women and girls..

Regional Meeting

Niamey, Niger, from 28 to 30 October 2019

Women's Participation in Decision-Making Processes - the challenges for a 50/50 World

Gender equality and sustainable development: how to empower women and girls to have access to public services

11 March 2019

63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), United Nations, New York, from 11 to 22 March 2019

Side Event hosted by the Socialist International Women(SIW) and Pablo Iglesias Foundation

International Women's Day Declaration

08 March 2019

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to honour and celebrate all women and girls around the world for their invaluable contribution to their families and communities...

Council Meeting

25 and 26 January 2019

Social Protection Systems, Access to Public Services and Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls

Season's Greeting!

December 2018

Wishing peace and equality for 2019

Nobel Peace Prize 2018

05 October 2018

The Socialist International Women (SIW) would like to warmly congratulate the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad on winning the 2018 Nobel peace prize for their work on combating sexual violence...

Obituary - Maria Jonas

01 February 1940 - 25 September 2018

We were deeply saddened to hear today that our comrade and friend Maria Jonas, former Secretary General of Socialist International Women, has died at the age of 78 years...

Publications

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

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