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# Gender Equality

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Column: I’ve been involved in politics since before I could vote – but it's still a man’s world
Industry is leading the way in discovering the benefits of gender balanced boardrooms, and the business of politics should be no different, writes Emer Higgins.
Column: For the first time, a woman is to be the mayor of Paris
The campaign race for Paris city hall has the city abuzz as – for the first time in the 2,000 year history of the capital – a female will be mayor, writes Natalie Tennyson.
# Gender Equality
Swedish cinemas launch feminist film rating
The movies will be given an ‘A’ rating if they pass the Bechdel test.
# juno project
NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality
Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.
# Gender Equality
Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for power
When it comes to health, Ireland took the top spot in the EU.
# Hong Kong
Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend
A transsexual woman has won a groundbreaking court appeal in Hong Kong – allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing a re-write of the city’s marriage laws.
# croke park 2
Report finds Croke Park deal could push women out of workforce
The equality audit found that changes to working hours and work sharing arrangements would disproportionately affect female public sector workers.
# Gender Equality
Gender pay gap in Ireland still 'unacceptably' wide
A report that was discussed in the European Parliament today found that 38 per cent of Europeans rank the pay gap as the most important inequality.
# Afghanistan
Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women
16-year-old Shakila was found dead in the house where she worked as a maid just over a year ago.
# women's day
Fear of reporting sexual assaults is 'shameful indictment', says Higgins
On International Women’s Day, the President tells an audience at Áras an Úachtaráin that Ireland must support assault victims more.
# but when is?...
Hey guys, it's in November
International Men’s Day, that is.
Column: The majority of care givers are women, but it shouldn't be prescribed upon us
Traditional gender roles serve as prescriptive claims about how girls and women should act. There are greater choices for both men and women now, so we need to reconcile our competing demands, writes Margaret O’Keefe.
# Gender Gap
Ireland among worst performers in increasing number of female directors
New European data shows 24 EU countries increased their proportion of female company directors last year – but not us.
# Insurance
Gender equalisation car insurance policy comes into effect today
The EU guidelines on gender equality mean female drivers will see a rise in their premiums while male drivers stand to make savings in their insurance.
# Gender Equality
Lynch calls for action to increase women's roles on State Boards
The Junior Minister said the government will have to strengthen its efforts if it is to meet its own targets.
# premiums
'Unisex' insurance will be mandatory in Ireland
Alan Shatter confirms that the EU directive that gender no longer be used as a criterion for calculating premiums is being implemented in Ireland.
# Sexism
French government gets anti-sexism lessons
French politicians’ image have been tarnished of late following a series of sexist gaffes and offensive comments.
# Gender Equality
Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.
# 82 seconds
Saudi Arabia's first female Olympian 'honoured' despite quick exit
Wojdan Shaherkani makes history for Saudi Arabia – but is quickly eliminated from her women’s over-78kg judo tournament.
# Gender Quotas
Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas
The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.
Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?
The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.
Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone
These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?
# Your Say
Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?
Mary Mitchell O’Connor has warned that women are routinely paid and promoted less than men, and called for action. So what do you think?
Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty
Gender equality is good for everyone, writes Bernadette Crawford, Equality Adviser for Concern Worldwide, on International Women’s Day.
# Your Say
Poll: Do Irish sports bodies treat female players fairly?
The IRFU is under fire for its treatment of the Irish senior female rugby squad. We’d like to know what you think…
Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know
The feminist movement has a bad name – but its mission is more relevant in these times than ever, writes Linda Kelly.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores
A new law, on the orders of King Abdullah, ends a system where women were forced to buy their underwear from male sellers.
# Oireachtas
First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy
Labour’s Joanna Tuffy has objected to the ‘pigeonholing’ of women in the meeting to be held tonight.
# Wanted
'Unwanted' Indian girls change their names in special ceremony
Almost 300 girls who were called Nakusa (or Unwanted) at birth have changed their names in India.
# South Africa
Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'
South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) said today the killings show “that some in our society are very intolerant” and called on police to move faster in dealing with the cases.
# Auction
Charity auction t-shirts to redress the gender balance
MTV host Laura Whitmore and list of stylists and designers auction one-off tees for gender equality campaign.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
A set of council elections is the last to be held before new rules come in that allow women to run for office for the first time.
# Saudi Arabia
Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia
The verdict comes as another woman goes on trial for the same offence in the ultra-conservative kingdom.
# Gender Equality
Boys and girls should care about gender equality - report
As Plan Ireland calls for an “International Day of the Girl”, a report has found that gender equality is good for boys, as well as girls.
# Third gender
Australia adds third gender to passports
Australian passports will now offer a third option to transgender people.
Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men
The annual Orange Prize for fiction by a woman will be awarded tonight. But why shouldn’t female artists compete with the boys, asks Eleanor Fitzsimons.