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13/03/2018 PES Gender Equality Ministers adopt statement on Istanbul Convention

On the eve of the EU gender equality ministers’ meeting, under the leadership of the Bulgarian Presidency at the 62nd UN Session of Commission on the Status of Women, PES gender equality ministers call on the Bulgarian Presidency to encourage all EU Member states to ratify the Istanbul Convention, and to ratify the document on behalf of the EU before handing over the presidency to Austria.

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02/02/2018 PES Women executive members discuss BSP's Istanbul Convention stance

Today in Brussels, the PES Women Executive discussed the disappointing position of the Bulgarian Socialist Party to reject the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. The discussion took place in the presence of BSP deputy chairperson Denitsa Zlateva.

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31/01/2018 Irish abortion proposals a major step forward

PES strongly supports the campaign in Ireland to allow women access to safe and legal abortion.

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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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