‘If we really want to build a new European model based on democracy, social justice and sustainability, we also need to address gender issues to improve women’s and men’s lives throughout Europe. Gender equality is beneficial to the whole society, not only for women!’ said Hungarian MEP and Party of European Socialists (PES) Women President Zita Gurmai in Paris on Saturday (15 June).
Between 17 and 19 June, the representatives of the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group States will gather together in Brussels for the 25th EU-ACP Joint Parliamentary Assembly. Traditionally, ahead of the plenary session, a Women’s Forum was held on Saturday (15 June). This year’s Women’s Forum focused on the role of women in post-2015 development policy.
Hungarian MEP and Party of European Socialists (PES) Women President Zita Gurmai had a meeting with UN Women Brussels Liaison Office Director, Ms Dagmar Schumacher on Tuesday in Brussels. At the discussion Ms Gurmai presented the outcome of her recent meetings with high-ranking UN officials and outlined the proposed EU actions against gender-based violence. Ms Gurmai also briefed Ms Schumacher about the situation of women’s rights in Hungary.
PES Women President, Zita Gurmai, met with Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative to the UN Secretary General for Combating Violence against Women in War. Ms. Burgura was attending the Women’s Rights Committee in the European Parliament in Brussels.
What does the low turnout of young people at the European elections mean for the future of the European democracy? This issue was discussed in a radio debate in Brussels organised by the European Youth Forum and the Euranet Plus radio network. Participants of the debate included politicians from all major European-level parties and Mr László Andor, European Commissioner for employment and social affairs. The Party of European Socialists (PES) was represented by Hungarian MEP and PES Women President Zita Gurmai.
“Women are bearing the brunt of austerity all across Europe: they suffer more in economic terms and they are also confronted with a regression of public attitudes towards women's rights and gender equality”, said Hungarian MEP and Party of European Socialists (PES) Women President Zita Gurmai in London. Ms Gurmai was speaking at the joint event of the Labour Movement for Europe and the Fabian Women’s Network. The aim of the event was to explore what progressive politics can do to reverse this process.
The Irish Presidency hosts today and tomorrow (29 and 30 April) a gender equality conference in Dublin titled “Women’s economic engagement and the Europe 2020 agenda”. The event brings together national and international experts, NGOs and representatives of the Commission and the European Parliament. Conference participants include Irish Labour Party Member, Kathleen Lynch TD Minister of State, Department of Health and Department of Justice, Equality & Defence, and László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Hungarian MEP Zita Gurmai participated in an international seminar organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Brussels for young female political leaders under the title of 'The crisis and its impact on gender equality'.
European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek and Hungarian Foreign Minister János Martonyi today signed the regulation on the rules of implementation of the European Citizens' Initiative, one of the most important novelties of the Lisbon Treaty. In his...