Friday 3 March 2023

It's women's time: Ending gender inequality and violence in every place | PES Group event, Valencia

It's women's time: Ending gender inequality and violence in every place | PES Group event, Valencia

16.00 - 21.30
Palacio de la Exposición Carrer de Galícia, 3 46010 València
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The pandemic has further exacerbated gender inequalities, with many women becoming full-time home carers and educators, while providing the majority of essential services outside the home.

At the same time, incidents of domestic violence rose dramatically during the lockdowns. The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) highlights in its Gender Equality Index 2022 that the EU's 2022 score is still far behind acceptable figures.

Progressive locally and regionally elected politicians can and do make a difference when it comes to designing and implementing effective gender equality measures, thus contributing to a feminist vision of the European Union that safeguards achievements so far and pushes for faster progress in gender equality. They have also a key role to play in the fight against gender-based violence as many of their decisions have a direct impact on the different genders.

The PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions, together with PES Group member Ximo Puig I Ferrer, President of Valencia Region, are proud to invite you to join the public event "Gender inequalities and violence – Regional and local solutions", which will take place in Valencia, Spain, on Friday 3 March 2023 from 16:00 to 20:30.

The event will bring together PES Group members, European Commissioners, members of the European Parliament, young progressive local and regional politicians, activists, experts and citizens to discuss good practices and reflect upon innovative solutions on the ground around two round table discussions. The focus will be on women's economic and social empowerment and on the elimination of gender-based violence.


The event is organised with the support of PSOE Group of the city of Valencia and sees the involvement of five progressive partners: the Young European Socialists (YES), the Party of European Socialists (PES), PES Women, Foundation for Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the the S&D Group in the European Parliament.

#ProgressivesSpeakUp School 2023

Together with our partners, we will have the opportunity to host, in the afternoon of 2 March and in the morning of 3 March, the fourth edition of the #ProgressivesSpeakUp: School of young local and regional politicians.

PES Women Statutory Meeting

In the margins of the PES Group event, PES Women will meet on Thursday 2 March to hold a Statutory Meeting



15.30 - 16:00 Registration

16.00 - 16:30 Opening and key note speech

16:30 - 17:45 1st round table "Women's economic and social empowerment"

17:45 - 18:00 Break

18:00 - 19:15 2nd round table "Elimination of gender-based violence"

19:15 - 19:30 Conclusions

19:30 - 19:45 Break

19:45 - 20:00 Launching campaign

20:10 - 20:25 Key note speech

20:25 - 20:30 Closing and family picture