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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.

Zita Gurmai with Phumzile Mlambo, Executive Director of UN Women

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. 

Zita Gurmai at PES Congress

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. 


PES Women President Zita Gurmai together with her colleagues from the European Parliament, PES Activists and Young European Socialists along with women and men from civil society gather today in front of the Spanish Embassy in Brussels in support of Spanish Women’s free choice and right to sexual and reproductive rights. 

Elena Valenciano and Zita Gurmai

After last weeks' Press Conference in Spain, PES Women President Zita Gurmai welcomes the European Commission decision to bring out a statement on 'non-discrimination on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)' but she firmly calls for a European approach of free-choice for all European Women under the motto 'My body, My rights'. 

PES Women President Zita Gurmai

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. 

PES Women President Zita Gurmai

"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. 


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. 

White Ribbon

Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women, welcomes the outcome of today’s European Parliament’s vote on the Report on Quota for Women in Boards.

PES Women President Zita Gurmai

On the eve of the Parliamentary vote on the Report on Quota for Women in Boards, PES Women President, Zita Gurmai MEP, calls on her colleagues for a strong support.

Zita Gurmai, MEP