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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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24/07/2013 PES Women President welcomes the adoption of new rule to increase women’s representation within the PES observer party from Tunisia, Ettakatol

PES Women President welcomes the advancements made in the field of gender equality and women’s rights at the last Ettakatol’s Congress in Tunis on 5-7 July.

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21/06/2013 PES Women Annual Conference in Sofia

“It’s about time to close the Gender Pay Gap”, says PES Women President The PES Women Annual Conference, entitled “Women up! Against the Crisis”, took place today 21 June in Sofia, Bulgaria. This major event welcomed high-profile speakers from all over Europe to debate the consequences and solutions to the devastating effect of the crisis on women. The Conference was also the occasion to launch the new PES Women Campaign on closing the Gender Pay Gap: “Equal Pay, it’s about time!”.

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27/09/2012 PES Women Annual Conference hears of damage caused by young women’s unemployment

Call for Green economy jobs for women and better maternity coverage Under the slogan “Combating young women’s unemployment”, PES Women organized today its annual conference at the PS Belgium Headquarters, in Brussels. The aim of the event was to look at the specific causes of young women’s unemployment and discuss solutions such as gender budgeting, equal access to green jobs, and reconciliation of private and professional life. Over a hundred participants attended the conference.

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28/08/2012 PES Women welcomes Ouafa Hajji as new President of Socialist International Women

The Party of European Socialists (PES) Women congratulates Ouafa Hajji (Socialist Union of Popular Forces, Morocco) on her appointment as President of the Socialist International Women (SIW). The election took place on August 27 at the 20th SIW Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. PES Women also sends its warm congratulations to Marije Laffeber(Labour Party, Netherlands), who will be the new Secretary General of the organization.

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23/02/2012 PES Women welcomes Danish Presidency gender equality priorities to tackle youth unemployment

On 23rd March PES Women held its yearly statutory meeting in Copenhagen. In presence of Danish Minister for Gender Equality Manu Sareen and Spokesperson on Gender Equality Rasmus Langhoff MP, PES Women welcomed the Danish EU Presidency priorities to tackle gender inequality.

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