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#Women's Rights

# 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.”

# womens-rights - Friday 24 April, 2015

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

'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.

# womens-rights - Friday 26 December, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland

Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.

# womens-rights - Monday 24 November, 2014

'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.’

# womens-rights - Friday 24 October, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Saturday 6 September, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

MEPs slam the rejection of gender equality report

The report gave recommendations on how to tackle inequality between men and women in the EU.

# womens-rights - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Poll: Should there be a gender quota in general elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# womens-rights - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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.

# womens-rights - Saturday 11 January, 2014

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.

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