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#Equal Rights

# equal-rights - Thursday 8 March, 2018

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

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

# equal-rights - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds

Today is the sixth annual International Day of the Girl.

# equal-rights - Thursday 13 July, 2017

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others" Equal Rights This post contains videos

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"

Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

# equal-rights - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'

More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

# equal-rights - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'

I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.

# equal-rights - Monday 23 February, 2015

Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech?

She called for wage equality “once and for all”.

# equal-rights - Saturday 28 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Google Docs have hidden a cute Pride Easter egg in your spreadsheets Dublin Pride

Google Docs have hidden a cute Pride Easter egg in your spreadsheets

Everything’s better in rainbow.

# equal-rights - Monday 30 September, 2013

More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011 CSO

More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011

There were 335 male unions and 201 female unions in the first year civil partnerships became legal.

# equal-rights - Sunday 22 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 11 funniest protest signs ever I Saw The Sign

The 11 funniest protest signs ever

They might be serious issues, but they’re also pretty gas.

# equal-rights - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America

It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.

# equal-rights - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

# equal-rights - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry

When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.

# equal-rights - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes

I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.

# equal-rights - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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

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

# equal-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

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

# equal-rights - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that legislation discrimination against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people “are not acceptable”.