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#Gender

# gender - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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.

# gender - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'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.

# gender - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

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.

# gender - Saturday 15 February, 2020

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 - Monday 3 February, 2020

'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.

# gender - Sunday 5 January, 2020

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.

# gender - Friday 20 December, 2019

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.

# gender - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

# gender - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

# gender - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

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.

# gender - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'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.

# gender - Monday 10 June, 2019

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.

# gender - Friday 31 May, 2019

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.

# gender - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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.

# gender - Sunday 27 January, 2019

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.

# gender - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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.

# gender - Monday 12 November, 2018

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

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’.

# gender - Saturday 20 October, 2018

‘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.

# gender - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

# gender - Friday 31 August, 2018

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 - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Tokyo medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out

“We betrayed the public trust.”

# gender - Monday 9 July, 2018

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 - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

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.

# gender - Sunday 27 May, 2018

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.

# gender - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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.

# gender - Thursday 5 April, 2018

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.

# gender - Monday 2 April, 2018

UK female MPs launch #PayMeToo campaign over gender pay gap

All companies in the UK with over 250 employees will soon have to publish their stats on gender pay differences.

# gender - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

# gender - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# gender - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# gender - Monday 8 January, 2018

Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'

The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.

# gender - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Government to discuss tackling Ireland's gender pay gap with businesses and trade unions

EU figures show that in Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9% less than men

# gender - Friday 22 December, 2017

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets

It has run a number of female-focused recruitment campaigns and says that gender diversity is an operational imperative.

# gender - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

RTÉ's highest earners: Men outnumber women by 2 to 1

A report looked into gender equality and pay at the national broadcaster.

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

# gender - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

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.

# gender - Friday 29 September, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

# gender - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

# gender - Monday 4 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll
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