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#Women's Rights

# 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

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

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

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'

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

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

‘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

From The Daily Edge 11 emotional tweets about this week's historic repealing of the Eighth Amendment Repealed

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

“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

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

“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

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

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'

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 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

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

“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 earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

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.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

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.

# womens-rights - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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'

“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

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'

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'

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

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

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 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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Everything I say is what I believe.”

# womens-rights - Thursday 16 July, 2015

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

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

# womens-rights - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

UN asks Ireland why government has not organised a referendum on abortion

The UN committee grilled Ireland on women’s rights, direct provision and equality legislation.

# womens-rights - Thursday 21 May, 2015

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

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