South African women, united in our diversity, acting together for a better future.


We, the women of South Africa stand together for women's participation on issues of national, regional, continental and international importance. Through our dialogues, we seek to establish a common agenda for the development of women and to ensure that women's views are taken into consideration whenever decisions are taken on all issues that impact on our lives. We commit ourselves to work together to ensure that fundamental rights gained through our liberation are entrenched and protected, and emergent challenges are addressed.


We are patriotic, accountable and responsible citizens of South Africa. We are self-reliant, independent and tolerant. We are women of integrity who are confident and committed in our actions. We engage with one another with honesty, empathy and respect for our differences. We are guided by the spirit of ubuntu which underpins all the above values.


SAWID Development Goals 2003

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India Brazil South Africa Women's Forum Report

IBSA snippet

The mission of the IBSA Women's Forum is to facilitate joint efforts and collaboration by the three countries in order to transform women's lives. 

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Our regional dialogues

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Information on 2014's planned events will be published here soon.