Pledge your support for equality on this International Women’s day

all-mepsToday is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Pledge for Parity. The campaign is calling for everyone, regardless of their field, to support gender equality at work and at home.

This is a brilliant way of approaching …

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Labour MEPs vote for greater promotion of gender equality while Tories vote against

gw picLabour MEPs have voted today for European action to promote greater equality between women and men. Conservative MEPs voted against whilst UKIP MEPs abstained.

MEPs voted by 441 to 205 to adopt a report that addresses a number of key …

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“Maternity leave is a right not a luxury” says local MEP

mother and babyAhead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Glenis Willmott MEP has demanded better maternity leave and pay for women at an EU level. Critical EU legislation is at risk of being scrapped if representatives from national governments don’t agree to re-open …

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Labour leading the way to gender equality

We Can Do ItOn International Women’s Day, many of us look back at just how far gender equality and women’s rights have moved forward in our lifetimes, and also how far we still have to go to achieve true equality. One largely unremarked …

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International Women’s Day 2013

318th March is International Women’s Day, so it’s a good time to have a look at how women in Europe are doing. 

Last week the Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament launched our Manifesto for International Women’s Day.  …

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Half the world, but still only a third of the MEPs

Earlier this month we had International Women’s Day – this coming Saturday I’ll be speaking at the Gedling Women’s Day, an event “organised by Women, for Women and about Women”, where speakers will be discussing how recent political and …

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Women Euro MPs call for more women at the top

On International Women’s Day, Labour women MEPs have together joined growing calls for EU wide quotas for women on company boards.

“We have tried to go down the self regulation route but companies are simply not making the necessary changes …

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