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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Women's Rights

All time
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.
# Eighth Amendment
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.
# Rodrigo Duterte
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.
# that's the enda it
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.
# secret vote
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.
# First Lady
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.
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.
''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.
# Women's Rights
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”.
# Eighth Amendment
'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”.
# Women's Aid
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.
'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.
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.
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.
# Afghanistan
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.
# 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.
# women's equality day
Women set to parade topless through New York
The event has been organised by women’s right group GoTopless.
# The Right Hook
'Outrageous accusation': George Hook says he isn't controversial just to wind people up
“Everything I say is what I believe.”
# Disturbing
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.
# Human Rights
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.
# Censored
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.”
# Women's Rights
Three Indian police officers arrested for raping a model inside a police station
It is being reported locally today that the woman and her boyfriend also had €7,360 extorted from them.
# Ireland's Guilty Secret?
'People think I'm the devil for having an abortion, but it's the only option that's right for me'
A young Cork woman has taken part in a BBC documentary that follows her journey to have an abortion in the UK.
# 2004
10 years on: Women fight for rights and equality after devastating tsunami
The natural disaster – one of the worst in history – claimed the lives of 230,000 people.
# you're not getting in
This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland
Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.
# istan-bull
'Digging soil is against their delicate nature': Turkish president says women are not equal to men
‘I would kiss my mother’s feet…because the scent of heaven was there.’
# Pregnancy
Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month
Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.
Opinion: 'In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay'
97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.
Opinion: We must repeal the eighth amendment
The presence of the eighth amendment is putting the life, health or well-being of certain pregnant woman at risk.
Opinion: 'At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact... we are second class citizens'
Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.
# Protest
Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership
The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.
# True colours
MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report
The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections?
Today on International Women’s Day, we want to know if you think this is the right approach.
Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia with the aim of reducing a women’s enjoyment of sex. This abominable practise must be stopped, writes David Dalton.
Column: The life and times of the great Irish suffragette
Throughout her career, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington strove simultaneously for national freedom and women’s rights, writes Leah Butler.
Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war
Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.
# Abortion
Pro Life groups call BPAS advert in Irish newspaper today 'disgusting' and 'callous'
The largest abortion provider in Britain has taken out an ad in The Irish Times today saying: “We’ll care for your women until your government does”.
# Saudi Arabia
Saudi women get behind the wheel to protest against driving ban
Women have been driving in Saudi Arabia to protest against females not being issued licences.
Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?
Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.
Column: 'It is a crime to be born a woman in India'
Shame is a powerful concept, used to control and modify behaviour the world over – and it has been used to perpetuate gender imbalances in countries like India, writes Christie Louise Tucker.