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# Gender Equality

This year
# Referendum
Referendum on constitutional reference to woman's 'life within the home' to be held in November
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that it would “enshrine gender equality” in the Constitution.
Last year
# Referendum
Gender Equality Committee proposes rewording for ‘women in the home’ reference in Constitution
The committee also issued recommendations on childcare and measures to address Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Analysis: The rights of women and girls in Ireland have come a long way - here's how far
Emma Bowie & Oileán Carter-Stritch look at how women’s rights have improved in this country, on International Day of the Girl.
# Gender Equality
Oireachtas report recommends referendum on women's place in the home
The Gender Equality Committee has proposed that several amendments to the constitution be put to a vote next year.
# Gender Equality
Sinn Féin tables proposals to cut cost of childcare by two thirds
The party launched their childcare policy this afternoon.
# tgip-podcast
The Good Information Podcast: Gender equality - why Ireland is not as equal as it might seem
How far are Irish women from equality, and what is standing in their way?
# herstory
Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history
The Good Information Project finds we have to look back in order to move forward in gender equality.
# Gender Equality
Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?
Some experts say that its success in addressing wider gender imbalances in business may be limited.
# the good information project
Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?
We’ve spent the last month looking at the progress being made – and the work left to be done.
# Money Money Money
FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
The short answer: No.
# the good information project
Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.
# Gender Equality
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut.
'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
# ireland thinks
Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
Universal State-funded childcare was identified as the top priority to achieve gender equality in Ireland.
Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
We want you to join the discussion.
All time
# irish society
'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.
Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality
David Miliband and Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason look to the Generation Equality Forum this week as an opportune moment to leap forward for gender equality.
# Gender Equality
Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution
The National Women’s Council welcomed the recommendation that the ‘sexist’ clause be removed.
# Gender Equality
'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results
The issue was to be put to a referendum during the lifetime of the previous government.
# Women's Rights
Turkey criticised for pulling out of landmark treaty protecting women
The convention requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse.
# mix mashed potatoes
Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'
The company who makes the toy said that the titles were limiting for “both gender identity and family structure”.
# Equality
Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.
# new parents
'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.
# Women in Politics
General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality
The assembly is meeting this weekend to begin a structured examination of gender and gender stereotyping in Ireland.
# Gender Equality
'It's up to people how they define themselves': Citizens' Assembly to examine gender in LGBT community
The chair of the assembly said gender equality was an issue affecting members of the LGBT community.
# Dublin Castle
The first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on gender equality is happening today
It will be the fifth assembly to convene since its establishment back in July 2016.
The citizens' assembly on gender equality will meet for the first time this month
Ninety nine people will take part in the citizens’ assembly.
# gender norms
One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.
'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.
# Gender Equality
An Post promises to reduce 3.7% gender pay gap
A new report found that 73% of An Post management staff are male.
# grants
€10.3 million in funding announced for migrant integration and gender equality in the workforce
English language classes and training initiatives for women are some of the projects awarded grants.
# Day Job
Catherine Day to chair gender equality citizens' assembly
Day is a former Secretary General of the European Commission.
# Progress
'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn
The assembly will begin its work in October this year.
# Cabinet
Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government
The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.
# platform
'A different era now': It's captivating but there's a wider context to the Women's World Cup we can't forget
The tournament should be celebrated and enjoyed but also represents a platform where important issues should not be ignored.
# notorious rbg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped change America - but her fight for gender equality hasn't been won
A new biopic about the Supreme Court Justice looks at her early years as a Harvard student and fledgling lawyer.
# Action Plan
45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance
Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?
A referendum on the topic has been delayed.
Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'
Minister Josepha Madigan writes about how she is inspired by Ifra Ahmed and her fight against FGM in Ireland.
# Gender Equality
Tokyo medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out
“We betrayed the public trust.”
# New Laws
99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year
The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.