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#Women's Rights

# womens-rights - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

May 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 327 Views 194 Comments

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

# womens-rights - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legislators colluded against women but abortion law provides clarity

May 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 45 Views 54 Comments

Irish women have been denied their constitutional right to adequate maternal healthcare but the new draft law changes that, argues Labour TD Ciara Conway.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child

Apr 16th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,595 Views 110 Comments

From a textbook dysfunctional home life, educational disadvantage and adolescent homelessness, Rachel Moran was primed for life as a prostitute. Here she tells her story about the losses prostitution can bring and how those you love can be tarred with shame by association.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Arab world's richest man calls for parliamentary elections in Saudi Arabia

Apr 3rd 2013, 3:08 PM 10,540 Views 44 Comments

Al-Waleed bin Talal also said that ending a ban on women driving in the country was a matter of time.

# womens-rights - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'
# Childcare
# Childcare

Varadkar comments on childcare a 'throwback to the 19th century'

Mar 28th 2013, 7:03 PM 10,673 Views 104 Comments

The Transport Minister said earlier this week that women would have to quit their jobs if they earned less than the childcare expenses.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

North Dakota outlaws most abortions
# Abortion
# Abortion

North Dakota outlaws most abortions

Mar 26th 2013, 6:19 PM 7,579 Views 142 Comments

There are no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or if she would lose the pregnancy anyway as a result of a fetal abnormality.

# womens-rights - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women

Mar 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,594 Views 3 Comments

16-year-old Shakila was found dead in the house where she worked as a maid just over a year ago.

# womens-rights - Friday 8 March, 2013

Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go

Mar 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 80 Views 123 Comments

Today marks International Womens’ Day, but how far have we really come when it comes to equal rights? Sandra McAvoy says there are plenty of issues that still need to be addressed.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals
# Food
# Food

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals

Jan 16th 2013, 10:49 AM 2,664 Views 15 Comments

The President also said that women’s rights in agriculture in developing countries needs to be strengthened and recognised.

# womens-rights - Friday 4 January, 2013

Boyfriend of India gang-rape victim: 'The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever'
# India
# India

Boyfriend of India gang-rape victim: 'The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever'

Jan 4th 2013, 5:35 PM 32,622 Views 41 Comments

The boyfriend of the 23-year-old medical student whose brutal gang-rape and murder has sparked an outcry has spoken for the first about what he witnessed during the attack last month.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK
# Malala
# Malala

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK

Jan 2nd 2013, 8:18 PM 7,518 Views 15 Comments

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham and her father has now been offered a role as Pakistan’s education attache in the city.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award
# World Peace Day
# World Peace Day

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award

Jan 1st 2013, 12:21 PM 5,757 Views 27 Comments

“The Taliban tried and failed to silence her and have instead amplified her voice.”

# womens-rights - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation

Nov 28th 2012, 9:00 PM 41 Views 22 Comments

Men should support feminism, says David Cronin – and it should be about more than just high-status women.

# womens-rights - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly

Nov 18th 2012, 3:18 PM 5,708 Views 85 Comments

Minister for Health James Reilly said he had read the report from the expert group a number of times and confirmed the Cabinet will be discussing it on Tuesday week.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Nov 7th 2012, 8:30 PM 2,260 Views 183 Comments

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres
# Overstretched
# Overstretched

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Oct 31st 2012, 7:10 AM 4,867 Views 25 Comments

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam
# Poverty
# Poverty

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam

Oct 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,813 Views 33 Comments

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# womens-rights - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today
# Marie Stopes
# Marie Stopes

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Oct 18th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,342 Views 86 Comments

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# womens-rights - Saturday 22 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey

Sep 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 5,529 Views 19 Comments

Continuing our series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.

# womens-rights - Monday 3 September, 2012

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment
# India
# India

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment

Sep 3rd 2012, 1:34 PM 3,838 Views 11 Comments

The bill requires all workplaces in the rapidly industrialising country to have a formal complaints system for harassment allegations.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee
# MISS ATOM
From The Daily Edge
# MISS ATOM

6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee

Aug 21st 2012, 9:00 PM 15,054 Views 5 Comments

While The Rose of Tralee prides itself on being different to other pageants there are plenty of other ‘alternative’ competitions around the world.

# womens-rights - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef

Jun 16th 2012, 2:36 PM 3,590 Views 5 Comments

He is survived by his ten children and a number of wives.

# womens-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out
# Feminism
# Feminism

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

May 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 4,721 Views 167 Comments

Feminism conference aims to open the dialogue between all generations of feminists.

# womens-rights - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Women ask consultants to support campaign to reform abortion law
# Abortion
# Abortion

Women ask consultants to support campaign to reform abortion law

May 3rd 2012, 8:15 PM 2,906 Views 26 Comments

A group of women who were required to travel abroad for abortions after being diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities have written to all consultants to ask for their support.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?
# Sexual Harrassment
# Sexual Harrassment

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

Mar 12th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,403 Views 38 Comments

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# womens-rights - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments
# USA
# USA

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Mar 3rd 2012, 11:56 AM 4,581 Views 45 Comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
# Reform
# Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Feb 22nd 2012, 2:08 PM 2,062 Views 16 Comments

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

# womens-rights - Thursday 16 February, 2012

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad
# PETA
# PETA

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad

Feb 16th 2012, 5:02 PM 9,076 Views 38 Comments

The animal rights organisation has been accused of promoting violence against women in the latest of its controversial ad campaigns.

# womens-rights - Friday 10 February, 2012

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups

Feb 10th 2012, 10:00 PM 6,835 Views 78 Comments

The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.

# womens-rights - Monday 30 January, 2012

Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'

Jan 30th 2012, 6:12 PM 6,267 Views 38 Comments

Local police suspect the woman was strangled by her husband for failing to give birth to a boy.

# womens-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Jan 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 3,850 Views 38 Comments

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

Dec 27th 2011, 5:54 PM 5,290 Views 16 Comments

The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Dec 12th 2011, 7:48 PM 12,051 Views 96 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# womens-rights - Monday 26 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car

Sep 26th 2011, 7:27 PM 724 Views 21 Comments

Najalaa Harrir drove on camera while campaigning for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.