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01/03/2021 High hopes for ambitious EU Social Action Plan

The Social Action Plan – due to be published by the European Commission on Wednesday – is an important milestone on the road to Social Europe. Expectation for the Plan are high – this is a golden chance to translate the Pillar’s principles into meaningful change for citizens, the Party of European Socialists said today.

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26/02/2021 PES Women Gender Equality Network spotlights need for gender sensitive COVID-19 recovery and European Pillar of Social Rights

Gender-sensitive national recovery and resilience plans, coupled with an ambitious EU Action Plan to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights, are needed to recover from the pandemic and to boost gender equality. That was the message of the PES Women Gender Equality Network today.

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20/02/2021 PES Women asks Europe to #MakeHerCount for equal pay

Today, 20 February, PES Women marks European Equal Pay Day by highlighting that the EU gender pay gap is still as big as 14.1%.

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19/02/2021 PES ministers call for Europe to step up gender equality action under the European Pillar of Social Rights

Gender equality must be an integral part of the drive for Social Europe, PES ministers for gender equality and women’s rights said today as they met online with European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, and the S&D Group to discuss priorities for 2021.

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05/02/2021 PES Women: 2021 must be a turning point for gender equality and women’s rights

Meeting online for the first time this year, the PES Women Executive reiterated its call and commitment to place women’s rights and gender equality at the centre of European politics in 2021.

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08/12/2020 Progressive women strike back against gender-based violence

PES Women and its national member organisations are committed to fighting for a Europe where everyone, no matter their gender, can lead a life free from violence, today's online conference reiterated.

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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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03/12/2020 PES ministers back stronger rights for platform workers

Technological progress and digitisation must no longer benefit big business alone – workers in the platform economy deserve better working conditions and stronger social protection. Progressives will support EU efforts to achieve this, a meeting of PES Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs agreed today.

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30/11/2020 Rainbow Rose General Assembly warns of growing right-wing backlash against LGBTIQ community

Under the cover of the fight against Covid-19, right-wing politicians are using the LGBTIQ community as their first target to cut back human rights, the Rainbow Rose General Assembly has warned. Hate speech across Europe is intensifying - often carried out by political figures and governments - and recent wins for the LGBTIQ movement are fragile: a rollback on rights and attitudes could come at any time.

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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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