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20/05/2020 PES Ministers for gender equality and women’s rights call for a feminist response to the COVID-19 crisis

Implementing gender equality must be a key priority for the COVID-19 recovery strategy, progressive gender equality ministers said today as they met with European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli.

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27/04/2020 PES Women and Rainbow Rose: EU must act to stop discrimination in Poland

PES Women and Rainbow Rose strongly condemn so-called “LGBTI free zones” in Poland and regressive legislation that further marginalises women and sexual minorities.

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14/04/2020 Women are on the COVID-19 frontline –the EU must not leave them behind

Europe is not seeing enough leadership or action for a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19 crisis, European socialists and democrats are saying.

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20/03/2020 PES Women: Women are on the front line of the corona-crisis, yet gender-issues are being ignored

As the COVID-19 virus is spreading throughout the world and governments are scaling up containment efforts, PES Women stands in solidarity with the women who are carrying the bulk of this crisis.

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08/03/2020 International Women’s Day 2020: Feminists united for generation equality

On International Women's Day PES Women joins the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and we echo calls for action to accelerate gender equality.

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05/03/2020 PES Women and PES welcome Gender Equality Strategy

PES Women and the Party of European Socialists strongly welcome the publication of the EU Gender Equality Strategy today.

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28/02/2020 PES Women: the gender pay gap is not a game

Today, at a statutory meeting in Brussels, PES Women presented its campaign to raise awareness of pay discrimination in the European Union: Gender Pay Gap - Not a Game.

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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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