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PES leaders today discussed the upcoming political priorities for the next 5 years and EU institution’s key positions that must implement them ahead of the European Council.

PES Women President Zita Gurmai together with her S&D colleagues from the European Parliament today strongly advocated keeping the legislative work on Maternity Leave Directive on the agenda of this new Parliament.

ZG1.JPGZita Gurmai, President of PES Women, attended the Socialist International Women Council in Mexico on 26-27 June, calling for progress, mobilization and action to secure women’s future in the context of the Beijing 20+ Platform for Action.

foto_2(1).JPGSocialist 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 advance of the 17th of May, International day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), PES Candidate for President of the European Commission, Martin Schulz, adds his voice to the millions of people globally calling for a world of tolerance, respect and freedom regardless of people’s sexual orientations or gender identities. 

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PES Women President's blog

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If we take a quick look at the countries of the European Union, and make a quick comparison with the rest of the world, we might get the impression that we have made so much progress in Europe that equality between women and men has been reached. Often we hear...

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Last year on 2 October 2013, I hosted the screening of a truly moving documentary, “The Threshold of the Desert”, in the European Parliament and had the pleasure of meeting the documentary main star Najat Aziz, who shared with us her story of women’s empowerment. 

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PES Women President, Zita Gurmai tells EU Commissioner Reding that Company Board gender quotas needs ‘binding’ EU legislation to work In a face to face meeting today with Vice President of the European Commission Viviane Reding, Party of European Socialists (PES) Women President, Zita Gurmai said that PES Women will only be supporting...