Socialist International Women (SIW) is currently hosting its council in Mexico City . Women from 32 countries gathered to discuss on 'Declaration and Platform for action Beijing + 20' and looking at the concrete stepts that have been taken to improve the position of women since the UN Beijing Womens Conference held in 1995.
In parliamentary elections in Hungary this weekend, Prime Minister Victor Orbán's ruling Fidesz party has been returned to power with a large majority, although the final results are yet to be confirmed.
On 5 February the European Parliament held a plenary debate on the progress report on the Western Balkan countries. In her speech, Hungarian MEP Zita Gurmai urged the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina for enhancing the protection of victims of violence. According to Ms Gurmai, a strong political will and sufficient financial resources are indispensable for achieving the desired results.
As another 1st of December comes and goes we need to stop and look at what our efforts are achieving and ask ourselves if we are on the right path to eliminating HIV/AIDS. Sadly we don’t seem to be succeeding, indeed, because of political indecision and the blanket implementation of austerity for the sake of austerity, we are starting to go backwards. As a progressive political family, we cannot allow this to happen.