Resolution on the women of the Mediterranean

Meeting of the Socialist International Mediterranean Committee, Tangier, 21-22 March 1997


(Original: French)

The defence and promotion of women's rights as human rights constitute an identifying feature of left-wing politics.

Some countries in the Mediterranean region are seriously affected by violence and war: the struggle for peace is a priority in present times. The women of this region, by fully exercising their rights and aided by their experience, must be able to act as agents for development and peace.

The SI Mediterranean Committee, convinced of the importance of women's role in the establishment of peace, expresses its intention to promote the participation of women in all areas of social, economic and political life.

In view of the current electoral processes, socialist and social-democratic parties around the Mediterranean must encourage and support the candidature of women and guarantee their presence in all political decision-making bodies.