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European Parliament passes first resolution on the rights of intersex people

The European Parliament today backed a resolution calling for the fundamental rights of intersex people to be better protected in Europe. Intersex

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68 million girls are at risk of genital mutilation in the next ten years. Let’s stop this cruel and degrading torture! say S&Ds

At least 200 million girls and women in the world have suffered some form of genital mutilation according to the UN, and 68 million are still at risk.

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S&Ds: It’s time for the Council to finally adopt the Women on Boards Directive, we need more women in economic decision-making

During today’s plenary, the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament will call on the member states to finally adopt the so called

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S&Ds campaign for fairer and more gender sensitive taxation

The European Parliament today adopted a report on gender equality and taxation. Tax policies still affect men and women differently. Although

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Failing to ratify the Istanbul Convection means failing women facing abuse and domestic violence. Member states must ratify it immediately

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, S&Ds are calling on member states to ratify the Istanbul

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Individual taxation is instrumental to achieving tax fairness for women, say S&Ds

Fair taxation for men and women is crucial for achieving gender equality and strengthening women’s employment and economic independence. Today the S&D

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S&Ds take the lead in preventing and combating mobbing and sexual harassment in the workplace and in politics

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament led today a coalition calling for decisive measures to prevent and fight mobbing and sexual

  • women
  • Pina Picierno
  • MEP Iratxe García Pérez
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Udo Bullmann to Polish Prime Minister: stop dismantling democracy in Poland!

Today’s debate in the European Parliament on the future of Europe with the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, came at a very troubling time

  • rule of law
  • women
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First anniversary of the EU’s signature of the Istanbul Convention: Member states must ratify it without further delay

On the first anniversary of the accession of the EU to the Istanbul Convention, the S&Ds are calling on member states to ratify it as soon as possible

  • women
  • MEP Iratxe García Pérez
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Women’s empowerment must be central to EU’s foreign policy

The European Parliament today backed the S&D Group’s call for female empowerment to be put at the heart of the EU’s foreign policy. Progressive MEPs

  • Gender equality
  • Liliana Rodrigues