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# Gender Equality

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# Women's Rights
'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights
Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.
# inclusion rider
Frances McDormand asks all female nominees to stand in rousing Oscars speech
She won the Best Actress award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
# Study
'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.
# marriage bar
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
# women's christmas
Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.
# Girls not Brides
Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.
# Gender Equality
Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched
It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.
# Fine Gael conference
Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions
The Taoiseach plans to set up a Gender Equality Commission.
# Gender Equality
Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'
The junior minister was speaking after criticising “macho” culture in the Dáil.
# Gender Equality
After years of high-profile gender issues at NUIG, 40% of senior lecturers are now female
The equality reports come following a series of high profile gender discrimination cases taken against the university by female academic staff in recent years.
More Irish women than men have third-level qualifications
Women represented 52.2% of all third-level graduates in Ireland in 2016.
# Gender Inequality
15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds
Today is the sixth annual International Day of the Girl.
# Research
Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion
28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.
# family magazine
Poll: Do you teach your kids about gender equality?
How young is too young to start discussing gender stereotypes?
# Gender Equality
RTÉ to conduct review of gender equality after salary criticisms
The broadcaster also said it will bring forward the publication of fees paid to its top 10 most highly-paid presenters.
Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'
I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.
# factcheck
FactCheck: You asked, we answered - the gender pay gap
One FactCheck reader saw a lot of claims about the gender pay gap this year, so we’ve taken a closer look.
# Equality
Irish women with MBAs earn €33,500 less than men with the same qualifications
Overall the gender pay gap for women in the workforce stands at 20%.
# questionnaire
Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US
The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.
# knockanstockan
Woman defends topless protest at music festival
She said the aim of her actions was to highlight “the many glaring double standards that are imposed upon women”.
# Girl Power
Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality
The video calls for an end to violence against women and education for all girls.
# 30th government
Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers
Campaigners have criticised the appointments, and called for progress in the selection of junior ministers.
# waking the feminists
Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'
The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.
# Money Talks
Cash pool for female startup founders needed to 'end discrimination against women'
An Oireachtas committee wants a €25 million fund set aside for female entrepreneurs.
# Girls and Boys
Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job
An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.
# unconscious sexism
NUIG wants to rid itself of sexism by training staff to recognise 'unconscious gender bias'
The university’s governing authority has endorsed the recommendations of a gender equality taskforce report.
One Pennsylvania shop charges women less than men for goods – here's why
Our idea was simple: each item would have two price tags, one for men and one for women.
Can men be feminists?
Never has the question of men’s role in gender equality been so debated.
# heforshe
Emma Watson is doling out some solid advice to young feminists on Twitter
“Become an engineer”.
Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.
# Men and Women
Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it
Wondering why feminism is an issue for men too? Here’s the answer.
# promotion
Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company's board
As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.
# Feminism
Jez from Peep Show writes three perfect paragraphs about feminism
“I’m a very strong feminist…”
Video: Making gender equality work for men
Is achieving gender equality a battle to be fought by women, for women? No. (The hint is in the word ‘equality’.)
There is a massive gender divide in the civil service
The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.
# genders
These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society
Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
# Gender Equality
Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"
Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.
# Historic
Dáil debates gender recognition law for first time in history
Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.