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20/03/2020 PES Women: Women are on the front line of the corona-crisis, yet gender-issues are being ignored

As the COVID-19 virus is spreading throughout the world and governments are scaling up containment efforts, PES Women stands in solidarity with the women who are carrying the bulk of this crisis.

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08/03/2020 International Women’s Day 2020: Feminists united for generation equality

On International Women's Day PES Women joins the global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and we echo calls for action to accelerate gender equality.

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05/03/2020 PES Women and PES welcome Gender Equality Strategy

PES Women and the Party of European Socialists strongly welcome the publication of the EU Gender Equality Strategy today.

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28/02/2020 PES Women: the gender pay gap is not a game

Today, at a statutory meeting in Brussels, PES Women presented its campaign to raise awareness of pay discrimination in the European Union: Gender Pay Gap - Not a Game.

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06/02/2020 World must end FGM and all forms of gender-based violence

The PES Women Executive gathered today - International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6 Feb) - to reiterate that FGM is a violation of human rights, which - like women’s issues in general - has been systematically overlooked by policymakers.

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30/01/2020 PES welcomes new Commission Work Programme that reflects core progressive priorities

The work programme for the first year of the new European Commission marks a major change for the EU which brings it much closer to the core priorities of the PES political family.

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21/11/2019 PES Women: society must break the silence on online violence against women and girls

The world must be safe for women, offline and online, representatives from academia, the tech industry, civil society, and European politics said today as they met for the PES Women Annual Conference: Breaking the silence on online violence against women and girls.

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04/11/2019 European Unequal Pay Day 2019: PES Women call on the first female Commission President to close the gender pay gap

Today, on European Unequal Pay Day, PES Women is calling on the incoming Commission President to finally close the gender pay gap. The PES member organisation - which fights for female empowerment and gender equality - has mounted a campaign to end pay discrimination, and has sent a specially designed campaign postcard to Ursula von der Leyen.

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10/09/2019 PES ready to work together with our Commissioners for progressive change

The Party of European Socialists is looking forward to a close cooperation with the new European Commission and its ten Commissioner-designates from the PES family.

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02/08/2019 Spanish MEP elected as president of Young European Socialists

The PES is delighted to welcome Alicia Homs Ginel MEP as the new president of the Young European Socialists (YES). She was elected yesterday during the YES summer camp in Albena, Bulgaria.

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