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03/12/2020 Europe’s progressives call for EPP and ECR to support democracy and prosperity for all Europeans

Member parties and organisations of the Party of European Socialists today jointly called on the European People’s Party and the European Conservatives and Reformists to take swift and decisive action to protect the Rule of Law, democracy, and the social and economic recovery of Europe.

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26/11/2020 PES hails European Parliament resolution supporting Polish women’s rights, calls for assessment on Rule of Law

The Party of European Socialists hails the resolution approved with a broad majority by the European Parliament supporting Polish women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) against the attacks from state institutions, from the PiS-led government to the judiciary. The PES believes that violations of fundamental rights are a Rule of Law issue and, as such, a matter of EU competence.

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19/11/2020 PSOE, PES and PES Women unite for livestream: Progressives against gender-based violence

Socialists and democrats from across Europe will take part in an online discussion on Saturday (21 November) focused on action to end gender-based violence.

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19/11/2020 PES Women publishes progressive blueprint to build a feminist economy for Europe

Building on the long-standing commitment of the PES family to close gender gaps in the labour market, PES Women has put forward detailed proposals for an economic system of equality that works for both women and men.

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05/11/2020 PES ministers for gender equality stand together against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is intolerable and a human rights violation which has no place in a Union of Equality, progressive ministers stated today as they adopted a declaration calling for urgent action to step up efforts to fight gender-based violence, including ratifying the Istanbul Convention.

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04/11/2020 PES Women: Not all tasks can be shared. But most of them can. Let’s close the gender pay gap now, together!

Today - European Unequal Pay Day - PES Women launches its annual campaign in cooperation with the Belgian socialist women’s organisation Zij-kant and the creative agency Mortierbrigade to raise awareness of the gender pay gap in Europe.

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23/10/2020 PES Women: Gender equality policies cannot be put on hold amid COVID-19 pandemic

Meeting by videoconference, PES Women convened to discuss key issues to advance the gender equality agenda at European level and in Member States. PES Women representatives expressed their concerns not only about the growing backlash against women’s rights but also the lack of focus on the topic in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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22/10/2020 PES condemns stealthy abortion restriction in Poland

The Party of European Socialists deplores the ruling by the Polish Constitutional Court that abortion due to foetal defects is unconstitutional. This decision radically limits the rights of Polish women.

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06/10/2020 PES Women: Angela Merkel must unblock ’Women on Boards’ Directive

Women make up less than 30% of board members and only 8% of CEOs of the largest listed companies in the EU. This gender inequality in economic decision-making is not only unfair, it is a waste of human resources, talent and innovative potential, PES Women said today as it called for the EU’s Women on Boards Directive to be implemented.

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25/09/2020 PES Women: Women’s rights must take centre stage in new EU asylum and migration pact

Gender equality in EU asylum and migration policy is not optional, it is essential. That was the message of PES Women Vice-President Marja Bijl to the PES Migration & Integration Network today, where she called once again for a gender-sensitive and humane EU asylum and migration policy on behalf of PES Women.

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