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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
02/02/2018 PES Women executive members discuss BSP's Istanbul Convention stance
Today in Brussels, the PES Women Executive discussed the disappointing position of the Bulgarian Socialist Party to reject the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The discussion took place in the presence of BSP deputy chairperson Denitsa Zlateva.