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06/02/2020 World must end FGM and all forms of gender-based violence

The PES Women Executive gathered today - International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6 Feb) - to reiterate that FGM is a violation of human rights, which - like women’s issues in general - has been systematically overlooked by policymakers.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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21/11/2019 PES Women: society must break the silence on online violence against women and girls

The world must be safe for women, offline and online, representatives from academia, the tech industry, civil society, and European politics said today as they met for the PES Women Annual Conference: Breaking the silence on online violence against women and girls.

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04/11/2019 European Unequal Pay Day 2019: PES Women call on the first female Commission President to close the gender pay gap

Today, on European Unequal Pay Day, PES Women is calling on the incoming Commission President to finally close the gender pay gap. The PES member organisation - which fights for female empowerment and gender equality - has mounted a campaign to end pay discrimination, and has sent a specially designed campaign postcard to Ursula von der Leyen.

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10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change

The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.

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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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