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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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26/10/2017 PES supports European Parliament’s call against sexual harassment

The Party of European Socialists strongly supports the cross-party motion on combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU which will be voted today in the European Parliament. 

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28/08/2017 Gender network tackles intergenerational dialogue

The Central & Eastern European Gender Network, supported by the PES, tackled intergenerational dialogue and equal rights in its summer school in Cavtat, Croatia, this weekend.

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01/12/2016 Activists gather for first day of PES Council

Events surrounding the Party of European Socialists 2016 Council kicked off today (Thursday 1 December) with a gathering of hundreds of grassroots activists from across the European Union and beyond.

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30/11/2016 PES Council "Saving Europe" - 1-3 December, Prague

Activists from all over Europe are gathering in Prague for the biggest event of the political calendar for social democrats: the Party of European Socialists Council 2016.

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27/10/2016 PES ministers ask for EU Commissioner to put gender policies back in the centre of the European agenda

The PES ministers in charge of gender equality called on the EU leaders and on the European Commission to truly engage in actions to tackle the growing gender inequality and to protect women against the reactionary backlash in some European countries. The ministers agreed that it is essential to put gender policies back in the centre of the European agenda, in a time where the European Union is searching for a new identity. The ministers strongly underlined that our political family should help shape it in a progressive way.

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28/08/2016 PES commits to raise awareness on missing migrant children and on refugee crisis’ gender perspective at Korcula School 2016

The Party of European Socialists and PES Women joined again the Korcula School, organised by the CEE Network for Gender Issues. The 5th edition of the event focuses on the Refugee and Migrant crisis, but through a gender differentiated perspective. The school took place in the Croatian city of Korcula during the weekend.

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