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PES Women is the PES organization that promotes gender equality and women’s representation both within and outside the party. 


Zita Gurmai MEP has been PES Women President since 2004. Under Zita’s leadership, PES Women has strengthened its role within the PES and promoted several campaigns on women’s rights and gender equality in Europe and in the world.

PES Women Annual Conference

On the 11 and 12 of June 2015, PES Women held its Annual Conference "Power to Women", including interactive debates, quizzes, presentations and the adoption of the resolution on "Feminism in the 21st Century". Read the programme of the event.



'Equal Pay, it's about Time!'

capture_decran_2013-05-07_a_12.18.42_(1).png‘Equal Pay, it’s about time!’ raises awareness about the 16.2% gender pay gap that exists at European level and puts forward specific demands to close this gap, in advance of the 2014 European Elections.

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'My future is your future - a European Youth Guarantee now'

PES Women is also promoting the campaign for a European Youth Guarantee ‘My future is your future - a European Youth Guarantee now!’, providing a gender dimension to the campaign, analyzing the specific causes and the impact of young women’s unemployment and proposing solutions to tackle this issue.

PES Women President's blog

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On July 7th, the Estonian Human Rights Centre alongside with twelve other non-governmental organisations addressed a joint letter of concern to the Minister for Social Protection Margus Tsahkna, questioning the transparency of the selection procedure of the newly appointed Estonian Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner. Few days earlier, Tsahkna...

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In the light of 2015, the year for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe and around the world, PES Women organised its yearly conference 'Power to Women' with the aim of taking stock and contribute to the future of women's rights and gender equality - be it as our...

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It is under the slogan Taste of Freedom: Power to Women that the Global Progressive Forum with its Partners, PES Women, the S&D Group, Solidar and the Arab Social Democratic Forum (ASDF), wanted to mark its presence at this year's World Social Forum in Tunis.