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02/08/2019 Spanish MEP elected as president of Young European Socialists

The PES is delighted to welcome Alicia Homs Ginel MEP as the new president of the Young European Socialists (YES). She was elected yesterday during the YES summer camp in Albena, Bulgaria.

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21/06/2019 New mandate must bring equality for women

Gender equality and parity within the institutions must be priorities for the next mandate, PES Women said today as it released a statement ‘Call for a feminist Europe’.

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22/05/2019 OpEd: It’s time for feminism at the European elections

The European election campaign is in full swing. With just days to go, a lot is at stake - not just the composition of the European Parliament, but the soul of Europe.

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27/02/2019 Women deserve more

Women deserve more, this was the message from PES Women as the group launched its 2019 Equal Pay Day campaign.

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06/12/2018 Zita Gurmai re-elected PES Women President with pledge to strengthen women’s voices across Europe

PES Women will be at the forefront of the progressive battle to win the next European elections and strengthen women’s rights, the re-elected President of PES Women said today.

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23/11/2018 Violence against women is costing us our democracy

Speaking ahead of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), PES Women has warned harassment and violence directed at women in politics is undermining democracy.

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27/08/2018 The women’s rights backstop

PES Women, the PES organization to advance women’s rights, discussed ways to step up our parties’ commitment to this cause and regain public support, in times of a conservative counter revolution. That was on Korčula island, Croatia, in a region – Central and Eastern Europe - marked by a new wave of traditionalism.

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20/07/2018 PES: We need concrete measures to fight violence against women

A PES fact-finding mission, co-chaired by PES Secretary General Achim Post and PES-Women President Zita Gurmai, is on a three-day visit in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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28/05/2018 PES warmly welcomes vote to end abortion ban in Ireland

Legal barriers denying women control over what happens to their own bodies have finally been removed in the Republic of Ireland, in an overwhelming referendum result warmly welcomed by the Party of European Socialists.

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13/03/2018 PES Gender Equality Ministers adopt statement on Istanbul Convention

On the eve of the EU gender equality ministers’ meeting, under the leadership of the Bulgarian Presidency at the 62nd UN Session of Commission on the Status of Women, PES gender equality ministers call on the Bulgarian Presidency to encourage all EU Member states to ratify the Istanbul Convention, and to ratify the document on behalf of the EU before handing over the presidency to Austria.

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