Manifesto – 10 years of INLW
Discussed, amended and approved at the General Meeting in Budapest, March 2002.
In 1979, in Ottawa, the Liberal International included, explicitly, the specificity of women in one of its resolutions. This same year, the United Nations approved the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
In 1980, in Berlin, the first resolution concerning the status of women was adopted, in which the Member Parties were urged to take the necessary steps to increase women’s participation.
In 1981, in the Congress of Rome, recommendations were adopted in order that equal opportunities between men and women was taken into account and tackled as one of the performance axis by the Member Parties.
In 1990, the International Network of Liberal Women was created, and it became part of the Liberal International in 1997.
Also in 1997, in Oxford, on the occasion of the celebration of the 50 anniversary of the creation of the Liberal International, the equal opportunities between men and women was included as one of the agenda’s pillars for the XXI century.
Women who have liberal principles have been working for the equal opportunities and rights for women worldwide, of no matter what cultural, social and economic condition.
The task carried out by the liberal women, together with the women worldwide, has had good results, and it has contributed to improve the situation and participation of women in all fields.
However, it is necessary to renovate the commitment by consolidating the advances, by fixing new objectives and carrying out the necessary strategies to achieve them, taking into account the new challenges that involve living in a global world.
With this aim, the members of the International Network of Liberal Women want the following:
That is why we intend to achieve the following: