Feminist Seminar – PES Women and YES

Event: Feminist Seminar at PES Congress
Venue: Italian Parliament in the Partito Democratico’s group meeting room 3rd floor
Date and time: 1st of March 15:00 to 16:30

Meeting point: entrance: from Via degli uffici del vicario, just around the corner from Piazza del Parlamento and in front of the “Illy” cafeteria

15:00 Opening by Zita Gurmai (PES Women President) and Vasia Madesi (YES Feminist NT Coordinator)

Welcome words by: 

– Roberta Mori, regional councilor in Emilia Romagna, chair of PD Women’s conference

– Simona Bonafé, MP, Vice President of the PD parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies

15:10 Scene-setting panel with 2-3 people, moderated by YES NT Coordinator

Alicia Homs, S&D MEP and former YES President 

Caterina Cerroni, Secretary of GD Italy

                        Ms Esther Lynch, ETUC General Secretary 

Elly Schlein – Leader of Democratic Party Italy (TBC)

  1. What is the most important feminist issue at this very moment in Europe?
  2. What concrete policies can the EU do to combat these in the next mandate?

15:40 Break out session with questions for the pax to work on

One side “issues” – one side concrete recommendations

Four themes (brainstorm)

  1. Gender based violence
  2. Climate/marginalised groups 
  3. Digitalisation
  4. Violence on homeless women
  5. Women in decision making 
  6. Backlash and anti-gender movements 
  7. Gender-based hate speech
  8. Masculinity & feminism
  9. Unseen inequalities / discriminations 

16:05 Presentation of results from the sessions

16:20 Feminist family picture #HateSpeechSilencesWomen

16:25 Closing 

Zita Gurmai

Zita Gurmai

PES Women President, MSZP Hungary
Elly Schlein

Elly Schlein

Leader of PD Italy
Ester Lynch

Esther Lynch

General Secretary, ETUC