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#Gender Equality

# gender-equality - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

French government gets anti-sexism lessons
# Sexism
# Sexism

French government gets anti-sexism lessons

Oct 30th 2012, 7:40 PM 5,922 Views 19 Comments

French politicians’ image have been tarnished of late following a series of sexist gaffes and offensive comments.

# gender-equality - Friday 28 September, 2012

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Minister says gender equality crucial to reshaping society and economic recovery

Sep 28th 2012, 11:56 AM 2,075 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it may fall to Ireland to advance gender equality in state and corporate boards when we take over the EU Presidency.

# gender-equality - Friday 3 August, 2012

Saudi Arabia's first female Olympian 'honoured' despite quick exit
# 82 Seconds
From The42
# 82 Seconds

Saudi Arabia's first female Olympian 'honoured' despite quick exit

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:35 AM 6,938 Views 12 Comments

Wojdan Shaherkani makes history for Saudi Arabia – but is quickly eliminated from her women’s over-78kg judo tournament.

# gender-equality - Friday 20 July, 2012

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas
# Gender Quotas
# Gender Quotas

Gender quota legislation passes all stages of Oireachtas

Jul 20th 2012, 5:02 PM 5,956 Views 79 Comments

The new Bill – which has been sent to President Higgins for signature – cuts party funding if they don’t balance genders.

# gender-equality - Friday 29 June, 2012

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many votes does it take for a woman to get elected?

Jun 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 16 Views 20 Comments

The answer is surprisingly few. Niamh Gallagher explains why she’s working to encourage everyday women to run for office.

# gender-equality - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feminism is on the up again – but it needs to be for everyone

May 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 341 Views 350 Comments

These times are an opportunity, writes Clara Fischer. Why shouldn’t feminism become the new normal?

# gender-equality - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is discrimination against women a problem in Irish workplaces?

Mar 13th 2012, 10:34 AM 8,991 Views 105 Comments

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?

# gender-equality - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Column: Women and girls hold solution to extreme poverty

Mar 8th 2012, 6:30 AM 117 Views 19 Comments

Gender equality is good for everyone, writes Bernadette Crawford, Equality Adviser for Concern Worldwide, on International Women’s Day.

# gender-equality - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Poll: Do Irish sports bodies treat female players fairly?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do Irish sports bodies treat female players fairly?

Feb 18th 2012, 4:16 PM 5,578 Views 53 Comments

The IRFU is under fire for its treatment of the Irish senior female rugby squad. We’d like to know what you think…

# gender-equality - Friday 3 February, 2012

Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Feminists angry and humourless? Not the ones I know

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 148 Views 127 Comments

The feminist movement has a bad name – but its mission is more relevant in these times than ever, writes Linda Kelly.

# gender-equality - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia bans men from working in lingerie stores

Jan 5th 2012, 6:48 PM 5,760 Views 25 Comments

A new law, on the orders of King Abdullah, ends a system where women were forced to buy their underwear from male sellers.

# gender-equality - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

First women-only Oireachtas meeting sparks controversy

Nov 9th 2011, 12:31 PM 2,576 Views 61 Comments

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy has objected to the ‘pigeonholing’ of women in the meeting to be held tonight.

# gender-equality - Sunday 23 October, 2011

'Unwanted' Indian girls change their names in special ceremony
# Wanted
# Wanted

'Unwanted' Indian girls change their names in special ceremony

Oct 23rd 2011, 10:11 AM 3,177 Views 5 Comments

Almost 300 girls who were called Nakusa (or Unwanted) at birth have changed their names in India.

# gender-equality - Friday 7 October, 2011

Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'
# South Africa
# South Africa

Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'

Oct 7th 2011, 9:39 AM 384 Views 5 Comments

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.

# gender-equality - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Charity auction t-shirts to redress the gender balance
# Auction
From The Daily Edge
# Auction

Charity auction t-shirts to redress the gender balance

Oct 4th 2011, 7:15 AM 911 Views 1 Comment

MTV host Laura Whitmore and list of stylists and designers auction one-off tees for gender equality campaign.

# gender-equality - Friday 30 September, 2011

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia holds last ever male-only elections

Sep 30th 2011, 12:22 PM 181 Views 7 Comments

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.

# gender-equality - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving a car in Saudi Arabia

Sep 27th 2011, 4:05 PM 1,192 Views 30 Comments

The verdict comes as another woman goes on trial for the same offence in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

# gender-equality - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Boys and girls should care about gender equality - report
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Boys and girls should care about gender equality - report

Sep 21st 2011, 8:41 PM 1,293 Views 9 Comments

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.

# gender-equality - Friday 16 September, 2011

Australia adds third gender to passports
# Third Gender
# Third Gender

Australia adds third gender to passports

Sep 16th 2011, 10:53 AM 1,795 Views 23 Comments

Australian passports will now offer a third option to transgender people.

# gender-equality - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Female writers don't need their own prizes to compete with men

Jun 8th 2011, 11:26 AM 8 Views 9 Comments

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.