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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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21/11/2017 PES highlights true scale of violence against women

PES Women’s street protest in Brussels today aims to highlight the true scale of violence against women.

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29/10/2017 The PES LGBTI network, Rainbow Rose, held its annual General Assembly in Stockholm this weekend.

A new board was elected with Sedef Çakmak, the only out LGBTI politician elected in Turkey, as president.

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