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17/04/2014 Martin Schulz & Women’s Rights Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem discuss a More Equal Europe

In Paris today, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister for Women’s Rights, handed to PES Common Candidate Martin Schulz a ‘Déclaration Parité’. This ‘equality declaration’ was the main topic of discussion as they met at the Hôtel De Broglie ahead of Schulz’s evening rendez-vous at the Cirque d’Hiver for the Parti Socialiste’s European election campaign launch.

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14/04/2014 PES Women President and Estonian Social Affairs Minister call for immediate action on Equal Pay

During her visit to Estonia, Zita Gurmai, PES Women President met with Social Affairs Minister Helmen Kütt and discussed the worrying existing gender pay gap in Estonia.

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13/04/2014 Power to women for European Elections in Pärnu; closing the gender pay gap!

Today, the Social Democratic Party of Estonia (SDE) is hosting this years 3rd event of the Equal Pay Action Days. Between 9 and 21 April different actions and gatherings are organised to raise awareness and mark the Equal Pay Day in Estonia, which is the highest in the EU reaching 30%. Thanks to KADRI, the SDE women's organisation, the Equal Pay Day as well as an Action Plan by the government were put into place in 2011 and yearly specific recommendations and actions have been put forward to reduce and eventually close the gender pay gap.

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31/03/2014 Young Bulgarians discuss European elections with PES Women President

On Saturday 29 March, the Youth Union of the Bulgarian Socialist Party met in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia to elect their new board and to discuss the issues affecting young people across the country. PES Women President Zita Gurmai addressed over 700 delegates from across the country, with a clear focus on youth unemployment and gender equality.

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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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