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# international women's day

This month
March 2023
# international women's day
Hundreds march through Dublin on International Women's Day
Protestors chanted “women’s rights, migrant rights, same struggle, same fight”.
Voices
International Women's Day: Does AI have a woman problem?
Fair representation in datasets a little-known battle front in the fight for equality, writes Sarah Jane Delany.
# international women's day
Soldier, sailor, technician - the lives of three women in the Irish Defence Forces
To mark International Women’s Day we sat down with three women working in the Irish Defence Forces.
Voices
Opinion: Women in work face extra challenges that men do not experience
Dr Emma Howard asks whether its time to address things like giving birth and pregnancy loss in CVs and hiring processes.
Last year
2022
# Equality
Government must act on women’s equality issues, rally told
Hundreds attended the National Women’s Council of Ireland event outside Leinster House in Dublin.
All time
Voices
Opinion: Remote working should not become the 'Mother' option, leaving women behind
Mary Rose Burke of Dublin Chamber outlines the stumbling blocks faced by working women and the need for more flexible working options for all.
Voices
Noeline Blackwell: This week has exposed society's distorted attitudes towards gender-based violence
The head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reflects on another painful week for women in Ireland and the UK.
Voices
Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
In the week when we celebrated International Women’s Day, the Social Democrats TD says we should settle for nothing less than equal pay for equal work.
Voices
International Women’s Day: Minding the mental health of women in the face of this pandemic
Therapist Bernie Hackett celebrates women on IWD and reminds them that help is available.
Voices
Opinion: From repression to Robinson and Repeal - the Irish heroine's journey
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Kathy Scott of the Trailblazery walks the road with Irish women and celebrates their spirit.
# 21st Century workplace
You may think your workplace is progressive - your employees may disagree
‘If we aren’t inclusive in how we recruit and promote people, we’re not tapping into the full talent pool’
Voices
Opinion: Adult children still at home? There's no blueprint for this time
Like so many parents in Ireland in a difficult housing market, Ruth Deasy had to share her home with her two grown sons.
# international women's day
PSNI responds to criticism of Women's Day event that awards men for helping female officers
A PSNI chief superintendent said that it was “vitally important” for men to support and empower women in the force.
# Seachtain na Gaeilge
These are the gaeilgeoirí you should be following on Insta this Seachtain na Gaeilge
If you need a hand with the cúpla focal.
# international women's day
Cheers to IWD! 10 Dublin bars offering great drinks deals to mark the occasion
Let’s raise a glass, ladies!
# gender violence
'We can't accept this as being the norm': USI President Síona Cahill on why she's calling for mass walkouts today
Activists are calling for mass walkouts to mark International Women’s Day today.
# international women's day
69 songs by our favourite Irish women: Here's your International Women's Day Spotify playlist
This playlist also happens to be 4 hours 20 minutes long and contains 69 songs.
# rape myths
Abuse survivor says legal profession should 'bring their morals as well as law books into courtrooms'
Leona O’Callaghan said the government and judiciary needs to stop pointing at each other and step up to make changes.
# international women's day
Call for mass walkouts in Ireland to protest against gender-based violence and pay gap
Abuse survivor Leona O’Callaghan said she is urging people to stand together to demand change in Ireland.
# this is not consent
OPINION: Ruth Coppinger TD on why she believes her 'thong stunt' can kickstart a movement around sexism and consent
The Dublin West TD says the reaction to the ‘stunt’ showed how people are wanting to create a change in society in regards sexism and consent.
# Girl Power
23 of the best celebrity Instagrams from International Women's Day
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s 2 year old daughter saying ‘girl power’ will give you heart eyes for days
# mná
16 of the best scenes from Ireland's International Women's Day marches
(So far).
# Wild Irish Women
5 fascinating Irish female trailblazers whose stories history has hidden
Tricking the British empire for 50 years? That’s badass!
# IWD
Aer Lingus offered women priority boarding for International Women's Day and it caused a LOT of controversy
Well, no good deed goes unpunished.
# Mary McAleese
'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.
# misogyny
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”.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you a feminist?
What does feminism mean to you?
Voices
International Women's Day 2018: Here's what Irish women need
IWD is an important moment to look to the changes we need to make for women’s equality, writes Orla O’Connor.
# Central Bank
'More needs to be done': Just 16% of CEO jobs in Ireland last year went to women
The Central Bank said it remained concerned at the lack of diversity among senior roles in the Irish financial sector.
# me too
President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'
President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.
# Barcelona
Spanish policewoman reprimanded for taking 'menstruation break' while on duty
The policewoman has since alleged harassment against the officer who reprimanded her.
# you don't scare me
'Fearless Girl' to continue staring down the Wall Street bull until 2018
“She is inspiring everyone in a moment when we need inspiration,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
# Driving ban
Could horses be the way forward for women in Saudi Arabia?
“There is this very weird belief that a woman shouldn’t ride a horse,” Gosaibi says, especially if she is not yet married as “she might lose her virginity”.
# embrace vulnerability
The Rubberbandits' response to International Women's Day has really resonated on Facebook
“So many lads on twitter yesterday saying “What about international Mens day?”"
# Eighth Amendment
Repeal protests attract thousands to the streets of Dublin
Similar demonstrations were staged in other cities around Ireland.
Voices
Fair City's Úna Kavanagh: 'I had a social welfare book called 'Unmarried Mother's Allowance''
Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City, interlacing narratives of strong female characters, writes Úna Kavanagh.
# smokey eye
Snapchat spectacularly missed the point with their International Women's Day filters
They honoured Marie Curie by giving her… eyeliner?
# Strike4Repeal
14 inspired signs seen at the Strike4Repeal protests around the country today
“Repeal The 8th You G*wl.”
# Flying it
Aer Lingus has just released fantastic pictures of its all-female flight crew
The crew was assembled for International Women’s Day, of course.
# strike 4 repeal
"Mo chorp, mo rogha"- O'Connell Bridge brought to a standstill by the Strike 4 Repeal
The Strike 4 Repeal has taken over Ireland.