PES supports 50/50 Campaign for more women at the top


The Party of European Socialists today underlined its full support for the European Women’s Lobby 50/50 campaign for more women at the top of European politics.

Zita Gurmai, President of PES Women and who is taking part in the European Women’s Lobby campaign launch today, said “It gives me great pleasure to support the European Women’s Lobby 50/50 campaign. We need more women at every level of European politics, including at the top. It has been a disgrace to see how few women were ever mentioned in all that talk about people supposedly in the frame for top EU jobs. I think it made people realize that something needed to be done to promote the involvement of women. The EU is not a men’s club.”

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The French Presidency sends a message for the 50/50 Campaign

Valerie LetardAs the French minister for Solidarity Valérie Létard was not able to be present at the launch of the 50/50 Campaign on 16 September, she sent a message which was read during the launch.

In her message Ms Létard expressed her regret for not being able to be present, and declared her support for the Campaign. She remainded that although much progress has been achieved in the field of equality between women and men during the past thirty years, a lot remains to be done. Continue reading