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S&D president, Iratxe García Pérez, on Europe's democratic renewal needs a feminist slant

The Conference on the Future of Europe shouldn't degenerate into political theatre. Instead, politicians need to listen and give a voice to citizens

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No to foreign financing of organisations pushing for abortion ban in Europe!

The Socialists and Democrats oppose foreign interference and financing of anti-choice organisations in the European Union. Sources from Russia and

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S&Ds appalled by the Turkish government’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention

Socialists and Democrats strongly condemn Turkey’s decision to abandon the Istanbul Convention, a landmark treaty that was signed by 45 countries and

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9 out of 10 Europeans want a social Europe, so let’s deliver, says Iratxe García

Today, during the plenary debate on the European Social Pillar, Social Democrats called for more ambition in the Commission’s Action Plan. They


The European Union is an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone

In a single-line statement, the European Parliament is declaring the European Union an ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’. This sentence captures the positive and

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S&D Group: EU strategy on child rights must prevent the effects of the pandemic from lasting a lifetime

When the European Commission comes forward with a new 10-year strategy on children’s rights later this month, the S&D Group want to see measures that

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Ahead of Women’s Day, S&Ds call for increased support for women during the pandemic

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the S&D Group held a two-day online event: Covid-19: Overcoming new Challenges to Gender Equality, organised

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Binding pay transparency proposal has finally made it! First and necessary step to end the gender pay gap

Socialists and Democrats welcome the proposal by the European Commission for a Directive to introduce pay transparency measures - a first and

04 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Overcoming New Challenges to Gender Equality - Sixth Progressive Youth Forum - 4 & 5 March 2021

Sixth Progressive Youth Forum 4 and 5 March 2021 S&D online event in cooperation with PES Women, FEPS, FES, YES and the EWL 4 March 2021 - 09h00 to


The de facto abortion ban in Poland

The ban on abortion in #Poland is a human rights violation that puts women’s health and lives at risk. This is unacceptable!