Membership is open to all liberal groups, parties and organisations, as well as individual persons, who support INLW aims.
The activities of INLW are inspired also on the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. INLW performs these principles which are the basis of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against women (CEDAW).
Emilia Slabunova: What are YABLOKO’s goals in the forthcoming parliamentary election
– Good evening! I am pleased and have the honour to introduce you our today’s guest – Emilia Slabunova, Chair of the YABLOKO party. Emilia Edgardovna, thank you for coming to our studio.
– Good evening!
– What are the goals of the YABLOKO party, the most authoritative democratic liberal party in our country in the upcoming elections?
The first INLW Board Meeting since the Mexico GM with many new Board members took place in Barcelona from 8-11 April 2016.
On Friday the Barcelona Liberal women (Dones LiD) and INLW organized an event on “the Empowerment of Women for sustainable development, The new agenda of the United Nations” in the beautiful building Palau Macaya.
It was an inspiring evening with (fltr photo above) Leticia Gutierrez, Patricia Olamendi, Joaquima Alemany, Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk as speakers as well as a representative from Club XXI siècle in France.
Wassenaar, April 2016
As I mentioned in my last letter, we were present at the 60th Liberal International Congress in Mexico City, where we held our INLW General Meeting.
During this meeting some new members of our Board were installed.
Our new Board consists of:
President: Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk, Netherlands;
Deputy President: Hakima El Haité, Morocco;
Secretary General: Mireia Huerta Sala, Spain;
Treasurer: Lysbeth van Valkenburg-Lely, Netherlands;
Vice Presidents: Kaba Fofana Yaya Fanta, Côte d’Ivoire; Marianne Kallen-Morren, Netherlands; Khadija El Morabit, Morocco; Patricia Olamendi, Mexico; Maysing Yang, Taiwan
Member: Leticia Gutíerrez, Mexico
Immediate Past President: Joaquima Alemany Roca, Spain
Here you find the report on our activities in New York during the CSW conference:
Panel discussion at 60th CSW UN in New York on 22nd March 2016 on:
From the Istanbul Convention to Implementation
Addressing violence against women with different approaches and different levels
The event was organized by INLW, Rutgers, UN watch and Liberal International.
From left to right: Juliana Nikolova, President Women Forum Liberal Democratic Party, Macedonia
Fouzia El Bayed, Member of Parliament, Union Constitutionelle, Morocco
Patricia Olamendi, Vice President INLW Latin America, Int’l consultant UN Women, Nueva Allianz, Mexico
Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk, President INLW, moderator
Lysbeth van Valkenburg, Tresurer INLW
Jeroen Lorist, advisor Rutgers. Prevention + Engaging men to prevent gender based violence
Leticia Guttierez, member Board INLW, Chairman of women faction of Nueva Allianza, Mexico
Ready for our parallel event to be held during 60th CSW at the UN in the Church centre 10th floor on Tuesday 8.30!
Subject: “from Istanbul Convention to Implementation: Addressing Violence against Women at different levels after a fruitful pre meeting.
We hope for a very animated morning with fruitfull discussion.
On going: Campaign for the globalization of the Istanbul Convention: #1in10neveragain
14-24 March 2016: Commission on the Status of Women (60th CSW) at the United Nations in New York; an INLW delegation will participate. INLW has submitted a written Statement.
INLW will co-organize a side event on Monday 14th March and on Tuesday 22nd March, focusing on preventing and fighting violation against women.
20-22 May 2016: Executive Commission of Liberal International in Tiblisi, Georgia: INLW as a member of LI will participate with a delegation. INLW will hopefully be able to organize an INLW panel discussion.
“Violence against women is a world wide disgrace: Will globalizing the Istanbul Convention be the remedy?”
After an introduction by Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk who explained that INLW together with Liberal International are campaigning to globalize the Istanbul Convention. This is the most comprehensive international legally binding instrument on violence against women and girls and domestic violence. It is open for member nations but also nations outside the Council of Europe. We aim to encourage liberal leaders and parliamentarians across Europe and the larger global community to lend their support and positions of power to globalizing this Convention. The social media campaign will be led by #1in10neveragain. This refers to the fact that more than 1 in 10 girls worldwide have experienced forced sexual activity.