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18/09/2020 PES Women: democratic, female leadership in Belarus can no longer be silenced

We stand with all the women leading the democratic opposition in Belarus, this was the conclusion today as PES Women Executive members exchanged with Belarusian activists on the protests and women’s rights in the country.

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27/07/2020 PES Women expresses solidarity with women in Poland

PES Women is deeply worried by the latest move of the Polish ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) and its coalition partners who have announced their intention to withdraw Poland from the Istanbul Convention.

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10/07/2020 PES Women: EU Council must step up and deliver a recovery for women

PES Women has set out a series of policies to put gender equality at the heart of Europe’s recovery from COVID-19.

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08/07/2020 PES ministers for gender equality reaffirm commitment to accelerate women’s rights for a truly feminist and equal Europe

EU leaders must show a clear commitment to women’s rights and gender equality by creating a forum for intergovernmental exchange at the EU-level, progressive gender equality ministers agreed today.

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26/06/2020 Presidency reaffirms fight against gender inequality and racism

The fight against discrimination was in focus at yesterday’s PES Presidency meeting, as Presidency members received a campaign update from PES Women and adopted a declaration reaffirming the socialist and democratic family’s commitment to the fight against racism.

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19/06/2020 PES Women: It is time to create a formal Council configuration for Gender Equality

Ahead of the EU leaders meeting on 19 June, PES Women and its member organisations are once again calling on the European Council to establish a Council configuration for gender equality.

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03/06/2020 EU must step up and lead on international cooperation

As other world-powers embrace nationalism and protectionism, the European Union must step up as a constructive, resilient, sustainable, multilateralist and feminist force, European progressives have said.

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02/06/2020 PES goes live on 3 June: why multilateralism matters and how feminism can change the world

Multilateralism, the role for the EU, and feminist foreign policy will all be on the agenda as European Commissioners, leaders, ministers and MEPs from the progressive political family convene for a livestream this week.

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29/05/2020 PES Women Gender Equality Network presents ‘A Feminist Economy for Europe’

A feminist economy is vital for any economic recovery and the only way to ensure women, in all their diversity, can live and work on equal terms with men, the PES Women Gender Equality Network said today.

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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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