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.
31/01/2018 Irish abortion proposals a major step forward
PES strongly supports the campaign in Ireland to allow women access to safe and legal abortion.
30/11/2017 PES Women: From gaining to owning power
Where does power lie? What is the true role of women in today’s society? In a world which too often puts women’s issues on the back burner, women are increasingly willing to stand up for and protect their rights — but why has this not yet translated into increased political engagement?
27/11/2017 PES Council in Lisbon to decide on common candidate & debate future of Europe
Socialists and democrats from around Europe are preparing to gather in Lisbon for the PES Council on 1–2 December, where they will adopt a strong resolution on the future of Europe and decide on the process for choosing a common candidate for the president of the European Commission in the 2019 European elections.