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# Women

Last month
May 2023
# Defence Forces
Further engagement promised with Women of Honour after draft terms of reference circulated
Minister of Defence Micheál Martin met with six representative groups today.
This year
# severe vomiting
Obstetrician: 'Some women with Hyperemesis are choosing not to continue with their pregnancy'
Consultant obstetrician at the National Maternity Hospital Professor Mary Higgins says GPs should be able to prescribe Cariban.
# factcheck
Debunked: Deceptive leaflet distributed in Dublin telling ‘girls to stay indoors’ is a hoax
The hoax leaflet was supposedly sent by the government, though misspelled the Irish translation.
# women of honour
Micheál Martin to receive Women of Honour report today
A independent group has been reviewing allegations of bullying and harassment in the defence forces over the last year.
Bad Bridget: Uncovering the secret lives of Ireland's emigrant women
Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick, authors of the book Bad Bridget, share the story of an Irish emigrant who was sent to prison for seven years for stealing a watch and money.
# Defence Forces
Women of Honour group have received no updates and await independent report
Micheál Martin said last week that he plans to fulfill the recommendations within the report.
Last year
Spain decries 'dreadful' spike in murders of women
At least 46 women were killed due to gender violence this year in Spain.
# Humanitarian Aid
Aid bodies suspend Afghanistan operations after ban on women aid workers
The UN also said that some of its time-critical programmes have had to stop temporarily due to lack of female staff.
# Afghanistan
Afghan women stopped from entering universities after Taliban ban
Despite promising a softer rule when they seized power last year, hardline Islamists have ratcheted up restrictions on all aspects of women’s lives.
# cariban
Women who suffer severe pregnancy sickness to have access to drug free of charge from January
Cariban can cost women up to €3,000 over the course of a pregnancy.
# misogyny
Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
Women were more likely than men to believe that pornography was detrimental to young people.
# Maternity Leave
New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.
# Domestic Violence
Collapse of NI institutions impacting on gender-based violence legislation being passed
Without a budget it is difficult to commit to new projects across all areas, says Alliance leader Naomi Long.
# arigato
Historic tour a huge positive for Ireland but the hard work is still ahead
Greg McWilliams gave debuts to nine players during the two Tests in Japan.
# Afghanistan
Taliban violently disperse rare women's protest in Kabul
About 40 women — chanting “bread, work and freedom” — marched in front of the education ministry building in Kabul.
# Nearly there
Ireland's men's and women's 7s teams have qualified for the World Cup
The tournament will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in September.
# Domestic Violence
Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy
Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it.
# tgip-podcast
The Good Information Podcast: Gender equality - why Ireland is not as equal as it might seem
How far are Irish women from equality, and what is standing in their way?
# Elm Park
Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
Despite calls for a further delay, the plan was approved by Cabinet this morning.
The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".
SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes
Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital
# State apology
Taoiseach ‘more than willing’ to offer State apology for illegal birth registrations
Children’s Minister Roderic O’Gorman yesterday issued an apology in the Seanad on behalf of the Government.
# Healthcare
'All lawfully permitted procedures', including abortion, to be allowed in new NMH, minister says
The health minister and several medical professionals held a press conference this evening about the legal framework governing the new hospital.
# Women's Health
Stephen Donnelly confirms opening of two additional specialist menopause clinics
A total of six menopause clinics will be rolled out nationwide this year.
# An Post
Six stamps in new Centenary collection will honour Irish sportswomen
The Government approved the series this week, as part of a collection of stamps to run over the next four years.
# hyperemesis gravidarum
Govt one step closer to giving severe illness during pregnancy drug free of charge
U-turn on calling Cariban a food supplement as HPRA says such classification is not appropriate.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What can Ireland do to become a safer place for women?
We speak to Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland to get a sense of what more can be done – from the courts to domestic abuse services – but how ultimately there are no quick fixes.
# the good information project
Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?
We’ve spent the last month looking at the progress being made – and the work left to be done.
# 7s
'They've got this really good squad of athletic, skillful players now'
The Ireland Women’s 7s team had an excellent weekend on the World Series.
# the good information project
Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.
# History Books
From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
We want you to join the discussion.
All time
# On top
Parsons scores classy try as Ireland put a tough week behind them at the RDS
Ciara Griffin and co. were deserved winners as Lindsay Peat scored a fitting try.
# your stories
'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.
# Your story
Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.
# diversity
Gareth Southgate accepts there are not enough women in his England set-up
The England boss admits the progress that the women’s game has made is not reflected in his staff.
# women's health taskforce
Women feel doctors 'normalise' loss of pregnancy, and first-time mothers 'not listened to', report finds
Over 270 women aged 18 to 80 participated in discussions for a report commissioned by a Department of Health taskforce.
# Taliban
Afghan women stage protest outside presidential palace in Kabul
The protesters are urging the Taliban leadership to uphold women’s rights and include women in the government.
# Afghanistan
'We fear what is coming': Women in Kabul speak out as Taliban takes back control
Women in Afghanistan tell The Journal “everyone is living in fear” since the Taliban regained control of the country.
Women living in Kabul tell The Journal "everyone is living in fear" since the Taliban regained control
Females in particular are afraid to leave their homes, Órla Ryan and Laura Byrne write
"We simply do not know what they have in store for us. All we can do now is wait," Mahbouba Seraj says
Photo shows more than 600 Afghans on US military flight hours after Kabul fell to Taliban
Joe Biden's defiance over Afghanistan tests global alliances
Opinion: Nutrition can empower women through menopause alongside medicine
Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch explains how diet and particularly sugar balance can help women cope with the changes of menopause.
# grow the game
Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.
# supporting women
Menopause workplace policy for businesses to be developed, says health minister
Women have recently shared their menopause experience on RTÉ’s Liveline.