PES Women

We promote gender equality and women’s representation both inside and outside the Party of European Socialists.

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Promoting gender equality and women’s rights

PES Women is fighting for a gender just and feminist Europe by giving a voice, tools and platform for women, by putting forward specific women’s rights policies, through gender-mainstreaming the overall policy-making of the Social Democratic family.

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Members of the PES Women Executive meeting by videoconference

PES Women: LGBTI rights are human rights

PES Women stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Rainbow Rose, the Party of European Socialists (PES) and the Partit Laburista in Malta this week in support of Europe’s…

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Pictured front from left, PES Women Vice-President Zefi Dimadama, PES Women President Zita Gurmai, PES Women Executive Member and President of MS-ID, Elza Pais, and PES Women Vice-President Katrine Skov with the PES Women Bureau, ahead of the conference.

PES Women in Lisbon to celebrate 30 years of progress on gender equality

Feminist campaigners from Europe’s socialist and social democratic political family gathered in Portugal on Friday to celebrate 30 years of PES Women – the organisation…

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Members of the PES Women Executive meeting today by videoconference

PES Women: gender equality is a fundamental EU value that must be protected

Following the celebration of Europe Day on May 9, PES Women Executive members met to discuss how equality – a fundamental EU value – can…

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PES Women promotes gender equality and women’s representation. We fight for equal pay, to end viol

4 days ago

🌍 Today we celebrate International Safe Abortion Day.❌ Even though we are in 2023, women’s rights are still under attack. Access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially legal access to contraception and safe abortion, is not guaranteed in most parts of the world, including in Europe.Unsafe abortion is a major public health problem and must become a practice of the past. 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Together with PES Women, we call for women’s right to access safe and legal abortion. This is not only a question of gender equality, but also of fundamental human rights. See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

📣The International Equal Pay Day marked in 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. Across all regions, women are paid less than men, with the gender pay gap estimated at around 20 per cent globally. ➡️The EU has taken important steps in creating a fairer and more just Europe for women when EU parliament finally voted on the long-awaited pay transparency directive. That is another tool in closing the gender pay gap and creating Union of Equality. But we should remember that in EU average gender pay gap is still 13%. See MoreSee Less
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