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# Gender

This year
FactFind: What is contained in the proposed SPHE syllabus about sex and gender?
A draft document that acknowledges the existence of trans people has caused a stir
Eoghan Cleary: My teenage students understand the difference between gender and sex
The teacher says his students are well able to wrap their heads around gender identity issues.
Last year
Explainer: How will the changes to UK Gender Identity Services impact on Ireland?
The HSE is aiming to establish a specialist service in Ireland.
Secrecy, shame, and getting help: Men and eating disorders in Ireland
Psychologists and men who have had eating disorders explain the warning signs and what can be done to treat EDs.
Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'
Academia is no longer dominated by men, with women making up more than half of lecturers. But problems remain across third-level in Ireland.
All time
Jordan call for investigation into gender of Iran women's goalkeeper after losing on penalties
The Jordan Football Association are claiming foul play after missing out on qualification for the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup.
Opinion: 'Until the 70s, puritanical attitudes of Irish society and State discouraged women’s writing'
Eilis Ní Dhuibhne writes about how women writers in Ireland faced a range of barriers up until recent decades.
People will be able to self-identify as male or female in Scotland's census next year
National Records of Scotland, who are responsible for the census, said people do not need a gender-recognition certificate to identify as a different gender from the one registered at birth.
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
A report by
Lauren Boland
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
Top commercial stations play Irish female artists in charts at lower rate than most national radio
There were no women and no people of colour in FM104′s top 20 most-played songs.
'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.
'The lack of medical support is a travesty': Trans people facing five-year healthcare waiting list
On Transgender Day of Visibility, Teni CEO Éirénne Carroll talks to The Journal about access to healthcare in Ireland and worrying developments in the US.
Taoiseach says it's 'not satisfactory' that trans healthcare report hasn't been published
The National Trans Healthcare Steering Committee has raised concerns about the status of the report.
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.
Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.
'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.
Opinion: Why we asked people on the streets of Dublin if they watch pornography
Cliodhna McAllister writes about how her experiences with Tinder, dating and porn got her thinking about how we view sexuality and gender in Ireland.
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.
'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history
It involves a six-part series as well as a podcast series.
Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the decade by US linguists
‘They’ had previously been named word of the year by the American Dialect Society in 2015.
JK Rowling voices support for woman sacked after transgender tweets
Maya Forstater lost her job after tweeting that she opposed proposals to reform the UK Gender Recognition Act.
First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February
It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.
Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects
The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.
French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes
The charter also envisages that manufacturers will adapt the way their products are advertised.
'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.
Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender
The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.
Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?
Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.
Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates
Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.
The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning
Aerach means gay in both the modern sense as well as the original meaning of happy and carefree writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.
Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles
Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.
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’.
‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum
Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.
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.
Tokyo medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out
“We betrayed the public trust.”
Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies
The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.
Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO
The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.
Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage
We talked to the director of Saoirse Ronan’s new film, On Chesil Beach.
In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son
The 18-year-old has pretended to be a boy for most of her life.
Over three-quarters of companies in the UK report gender pay gap
A total of 78% showed a pay gap in favor of men, while 14% favored women and 8% had no gap.