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#Women's Rights

# womens-rights - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it
# International Women's Day
# International Women's Day

Holly Cairns: The gender pay gap is a scandal - we must resolve to end it

Mar 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,219 Views 53 Comments

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.

# womens-rights - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’

Feb 13th 2021, 4:25 PM 21,773 Views 50 Comments

The Assembly heard that Article 41.2 of the Constitution came from “a very different time, for a very different Ireland.”

# womens-rights - Friday 3 January, 2020

'It didn’t matter to her that the establishment might be upset': How Marian Finucane brought women's stories to the fore
# Truth To Power
# Truth To Power

'It didn’t matter to her that the establishment might be upset': How Marian Finucane brought women's stories to the fore

Jan 3rd 2020, 4:19 PM 20,562 Views 22 Comments

The broadcaster used her platform to discuss topics that were rarely if ever spoken about in a public forum in Ireland.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February
# Equal Rights
# Equal Rights

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

Nov 19th 2019, 7:28 PM 8,303 Views 23 Comments

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

El Salvador: Woman who was jailed after her baby was stillborn is acquitted in court
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

El Salvador: Woman who was jailed after her baby was stillborn is acquitted in court

Aug 20th 2019, 7:23 AM 30,441 Views 18 Comments

The 21-year-old said “it was hard the whole time I was inside.”

# womens-rights - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'
# Period Poverty
# Period Poverty

'Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents'

Jul 23rd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,511 Views 17 Comments

Young female activists are working to improve people’s lives in the largest urban slum in Africa, Kibera.

# womens-rights - Friday 8 March, 2019

Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Taoiseach says there is an 'epidemic' of violence against women

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 1:00 PM 26,611 Views 80 Comments

The government today ratified the Istanbul Convention which obliges it to protect women from all forms of violence.

# womens-rights - Friday 22 February, 2019

Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: It is time for change in the Catholic church and that starts with equality for women

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 15,545 Views 174 Comments

‘Guided by the Holy Spirit we must come together and find new inclusive governance structures to replace the old patriarchal model, which has broken down’, writes Colm Holmes.

# womens-rights - Friday 14 December, 2018

11 emotional tweets about this week's historic repealing of the Eighth Amendment
# Repealed
From The Daily Edge
# Repealed

11 emotional tweets about this week's historic repealing of the Eighth Amendment

Dec 14th 2018, 7:00 PM 4,496 Views 4 Comments

“It’s a moment brought about by a movement in the streets, civil disobedience, and young people and women in particularly fighting for change. Let’s keep it up!”

# womens-rights - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris
# Abortion Law
# Abortion Law

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,754 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

# womens-rights - Thursday 6 September, 2018

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan
# RIP
# RIP

'A towering figure in the struggle': Tributes after death of women's rights campaigner Sylvia Meehan

Sep 6th 2018, 5:27 PM 16,006 Views 11 Comments

“Her death marks the passing of a remarkable woman of whom it can truly be said: ‘She made a difference’.”

# womens-rights - Monday 3 September, 2018

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference
# Referendum Delay
# Referendum Delay

Government accused of trying to 'press gang' committee to delete Constitutional women in the home reference

Sep 3rd 2018, 5:42 PM 14,870 Views 49 Comments

It had been suggested that the clause should be amended rather than deleted.

# womens-rights - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time
# Tuam Site
# Tuam Site

'Putting our shameful past behind us': Mother and baby home forum meets for the first time

Jul 26th 2018, 4:50 PM 9,600 Views 67 Comments

How to memorialise the past, as well as what health and well-being supports are needed for former residents will be discussed.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'She was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a tin roof. The year was 1998'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'She was living in a derelict building dripping with damp under a tin roof. The year was 1998'

Jun 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 50,708 Views 45 Comments

During the making of No Country for Women, we journeyed with women today to learn more about their mothers’ and grandmothers’ lives, writes Anne Roper.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
# Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington

President Higgins unveils plaque at Dublin Castle where an Irish suffragette smashed a window

Jun 13th 2018, 4:20 PM 11,408 Views 26 Comments

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, which aimed to ensure that women got the right to vote as part of the Home Rule Bill.

# womens-rights - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift

May 19th 2018, 3:37 PM 15,404 Views 52 Comments

They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.

# womens-rights - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM
# Cutting
# Cutting

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

Mar 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,740 Views 24 Comments

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

# womens-rights - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

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

Mar 8th 2018, 6:03 PM 15,151 Views 54 Comments

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

International Women's Day 2018: Here's what Irish women need
# Read Me
# Read Me

International Women's Day 2018: Here's what Irish women need

Mar 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 82,402 Views 58 Comments

IWD is an important moment to look to the changes we need to make for women’s equality, writes Orla O’Connor.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'
# Me Too
# Me Too

President Higgins: 'We are a very long way from adequately addressing issues of hierarchy'

Mar 7th 2018, 6:54 PM 9,827 Views 55 Comments

President Michael D Higgins spoke to Ryan Tubridy ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow.

# womens-rights - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?
# Women's Christmas
# Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Jan 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,314 Views 21 Comments

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Opinion: 'It's easy to attack RTÉ but the pay gap is an issue where you work too'
# Wage Equality
# Wage Equality

Opinion: 'It's easy to attack RTÉ but the pay gap is an issue where you work too'

Jul 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,498 Views 122 Comments

All I’m asking for is what men have always had: to have children and still get a fair wage, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Ireland's abortion laws subjected woman to 'cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment'

Jun 13th 2017, 12:04 PM 15,473 Views 135 Comments

The UN Human Rights Committee has again called on Ireland to reform its restrictive abortion laws.

# womens-rights - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke
# Rodrigo Duterte
# Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines' president Duterte under fire after 'sickening' rape joke

May 27th 2017, 3:08 PM 23,696 Views 41 Comments

Duterte told a military camp that they were allowed to rape women because he would take the blame for it.

# womens-rights - Friday 5 May, 2017

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'
# That's The Enda It
# That's The Enda It

Kenny says he raised human rights with Saudis but that 'obviously includes women's rights'

May 5th 2017, 6:29 PM 8,374 Views 111 Comments

The Taoiseach has sought to clarify that Ireland had conveyed its concerns over Saudi Arabia’s record on women’s rights.

# womens-rights - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'
# Secret Vote
# Secret Vote

Government: 'We raised concerns on status of women with Saudi Arabia'

May 4th 2017, 3:15 PM 13,271 Views 118 Comments

“Ireland has a long-standing and proud record in the area of women’s rights and children’s rights,” Minister Flanagan said.

# womens-rights - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Melania Trump makes rare public speech calling for women's empowerment
# First Lady
# First Lady

Melania Trump makes rare public speech calling for women's empowerment

Mar 30th 2017, 12:17 PM 22,509 Views 56 Comments

President Trump said that his wife’s poll numbers are higher than his own.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'

Mar 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 269 Views 50 Comments

An economic downturn isn’t an acceptable excuse for unfair treatment of pregnant women, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# womens-rights - Friday 10 March, 2017

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

Mar 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 1,270 Views 25 Comments

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# womens-rights - Monday 6 March, 2017

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

UN committee warns scope of mother and baby homes inquiry is too narrow

Mar 6th 2017, 10:14 PM 12,065 Views 51 Comments

A UN Committee added that the Eighth Amendment “unduly restricts access to abortion”.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

'Repeal' bus to distribute abortion pills in cities and colleges around Ireland

Feb 1st 2017, 7:57 AM 24,866 Views 171 Comments

Rosa said the tour will “provide direct assistance to those in need of safe abortion pills”.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed

Jun 15th 2016, 12:52 PM 12,643 Views 77 Comments

Women’s Aid received 22,341 reports of domestic abuse against women and children in 2015.

# womens-rights - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'

Mar 24th 2016, 4:00 PM 1,005 Views 28 Comments

Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.

# womens-rights - Friday 15 January, 2016

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

Jan 15th 2016, 5:00 PM 580 Views 339 Comments

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels
# Opinion
# Opinion

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels

Dec 29th 2015, 8:30 AM 251 Views 323 Comments

If you believe that mothers should come first when being treated medically, then the eighth needs to be repealed, writes Sam Elliot.

# womens-rights - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Concerned about immorality, some men are going out of their way to stop female drivers
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Concerned about immorality, some men are going out of their way to stop female drivers

Nov 14th 2015, 7:03 AM 13,752 Views 22 Comments

Gender equality is enshrined in the Afghan constitution, but the idea of a woman driver is still seen as controversial, provocative and even immoral.

# womens-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral
# Dedication
From The Daily Edge
# Dedication

This moving dedication in Gloria Steinem's new book is going viral

Oct 29th 2015, 7:29 PM 3,948 Views 1 Comment

Steinem thanked the doctor who gave her an abortion 58 years ago.

# womens-rights - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Women set to parade topless through New York
# Women's Equality Day
# Women's Equality Day

Women set to parade topless through New York

Aug 23rd 2015, 7:07 AM 25,651 Views 52 Comments

The event has been organised by women’s right group GoTopless.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

'Outrageous accusation': George Hook says he isn't controversial just to wind people up
# The Right Hook
# The Right Hook

'Outrageous accusation': George Hook says he isn't controversial just to wind people up

Aug 5th 2015, 3:03 PM 30,509 Views 92 Comments

“Everything I say is what I believe.”

# womens-rights - Thursday 16 July, 2015

WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house
# Disturbing
# Disturbing

WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house

Jul 16th 2015, 8:49 PM 73,894 Views 74 Comments

A police report says the officer forced her to “look into his eyes” as he “lectured” her, in handcuffs.

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