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20/03/2014 PES Women host empowerment seminar at UN HQ New York

In New York, PES Women builds bridges between local communities and international decision-makers. On Wednesday 19 March at 18.00 in the UN headquarters in New York, PES Women and Vision Films presented the film "The Threshold of the Desert", followed by a debate on women’s empowerment with the participation of representatives from UN Women, UNPD and the civil society.

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11/03/2014 PES congratulates Chile's new Social Democratic President

The Party of European Socialists (PES) is pleased to celebrate today the inauguration of Chile's new Social Democratic President, Michelle Bachelet. Vice-President Jan Royall and Deputy Secretary General Marije Laffeber are in Chile to represent the PES.

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08/03/2014 PES Women fight for equal pay on International Women’s Day

Today, 8 March 2014, for International Women’s Day, the PES says it's time to close the pay gap between women and men in Europe.

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07/03/2014 PES insists on women’s right to choose on eve of International Women’s Da

Tomorrow, 8 March 2014, we celebrate International Women’s Day. On this occasion, PES Vice-President Elena Valenciano has denounced that "within the EU borders, a very high number of women are raped, beaten, murdered and subjected to psychological torture. Combating violence against women will be one of the key issues of this campaign for the European elections as it is one of the worst problems of European society.”

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27/02/2014 PES Women Flash Mob for Equal Pay and PES Women Summit; Power to Women

Today, PES Women from all over Europe gathered for their Annual Conference, entitled ‘PES Women Summit; Power to the Women'. The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Partito Democratico in Rome. The main topic of today's panel was combatting the Gender Pay Gap in Europe, to ensure women’s economic empowerment, employment and welfare in the face of the crisis.

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18/01/2014 PES calls for international mobilisation against Spanish abortion law

Spain's conservative government has agreed to ban women from opting freely for abortions, outraging pro-choice campaigners who say the move will take the country back to the 1980s.

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11/12/2013 PES Women denounces the hijacking of the report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by the Conservatives

Today, the vote in the European Parliament on the draft report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), prepared by Edite Estrela, S&D Portuguese MEP and PES Women executive member, has failed to be adopted and instead an alternative weak resolution put forward by the EPP and ECR was carried.

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06/12/2013 PES Women President: "For a more inclusive and gender-sensitive Europe"

"While Europe has never been more at the center of the debates, while European citizens understand the importance of the decisions taken at European level, they also feel very much excluded from this debate. We are in desperate need of a more inclusive European democracy", said Dr. Zita Gurmai MEP and PES Women President in Rome, during the conference on "European Democracy" organized by the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

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22/11/2013 Mr Barroso and Ms Reding, you have 6 months to act on combating Violence Against Women

© Amy Dianna For International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) on 25 November 2013, PES Women President Zita Gurmai recalls that it is crucial to prioritise the fight against VAW in view of the upcoming European elections. The PES, as the Party for Women, gives full priority to this issue, which remains one of the most widespread violations of women’s rights within the European Union today. In Europe, 7 women die every day from male domestic violence.

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30/08/2013 PES at Korcula school to debate gender policies in South Eastern Europe

First organised in 2012, the Korcula school in Croatia is becoming a tradition. Organiser Dasa Silovic brought together over 40 participants for the 2013 edition currently taking place in the beautiful island of Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. The 2013 Korcula school focuses on lessons, experiences and solutions to help shape life-work policies and practices in South Eastern Europe.

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