Put Children first
In 2007 PES Women pushed for child care available for everyone. It started with high EU representatives’ signing the Child care Book that stated “We believe that child care should be a basic public service for all who want it.” José Manuel Barroso, EC President responded “the Commission is fully committed to the development of childcare services”.
Gender Pay Gap, shut it!
Despite long-standing legislation at European and national levels, the difference between the pay of men and women is 15 % on average across the EU. PES Women called for concrete actions to shut the gap.
Stop trafficking against women
PES Women organized a successful anti-trafficking campaign in 2006 prior to the World Cup. An online petition was signed by over 23,000 people from across Europe and the world. These signatures included PES prime ministers, party leaders and prominent politicians. PES Women has conveyed this widespread public concern to key decision-makers and demanded immediate action to prevent this human rights violation.