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# Gender Equality

Last month
November 2023
Wording concerns remain as date set for 'women in the home' and definition of family referendums
The Taoiseach confirmed yesterday that the Government is aiming to hold both referendums in early March next year.
This year
Opinion: My heart sank when I heard calls for the word 'care' to be added to Article 41.2
Ann Marie Flanagan is calling for Article 41.2 of the Constitution to oblige the State to support people to live full lives.
Two referendums on gender equality and family expected to take place next year
Votes on women’s ‘place in the home’ and the definition of the family in the Constitution will take place on the same date.
Women in the Home Referendum will likely be held next year, Minister says
The Taoiseach said during the summer that he expected the Referendum to take place as planned in November.
Two referendums instead of one may be required on gender equality with 'tight' November timeline
A referendum on the ‘women in the home’ clause and a separate vote on the definition of family may be needed.
Open letter to Taoiseach seeks wording 'if gender equality referendum is to go ahead '
The Taoiseach said last month that a referendum to amend the “women in the home” clause in the Irish Constitution will go ahead in November.
Varadkar says ‘women in the home’ referendum will be held in November, despite rumours of delay
Varadkar conceded that there has been some difficulty agreeing on the wording of any proposed amendment.
Why are female journalists targets for online abuse, and what can be done about it?
Recent research from DCU highlights the extent to which women in journalism face abuse and harassment online.
WRC hears claim landlord told woman she could not stay in flat after hearing she was pregnant
The woman claimed she was discriminated against on grounds of family status and gender under the Equal Status Act.
Referendum on constitutional reference to woman's 'life within the home' to be held in November
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that it would “enshrine gender equality” in the Constitution.
Last year
Gender Equality Committee proposes rewording for ‘women in the home’ reference in Constitution
The committee also issued recommendations on childcare and measures to address Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Analysis: The rights of women and girls in Ireland have come a long way - here's how far
Emma Bowie & Oileán Carter-Stritch look at how women’s rights have improved in this country, on International Day of the Girl.
Oireachtas report recommends referendum on women's place in the home
The Gender Equality Committee has proposed that several amendments to the constitution be put to a vote next year.
Sinn Féin tables proposals to cut cost of childcare by two thirds
The party launched their childcare policy this afternoon.
The Good Information Podcast: Gender equality - why Ireland is not as equal as it might seem
How far are Irish women from equality, and what is standing in their way?
Elizabeth, Julia, Rosie: Rewriting the women erased from Irish history
The Good Information Project finds we have to look back in order to move forward in gender equality.
Explainer: What would Fine Gael's proposed gender quotas on boards actually do for business?
Some experts say that its success in addressing wider gender imbalances in business may be limited.
Quiz: How much do you know about gender equality in Ireland?
We’ve spent the last month looking at the progress being made – and the work left to be done.
FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
The short answer: No.
Open Newsroom: Gender equality, Ireland, the EU and you
The Good Information Project’s lunchtime webinar looks at a challenges and solutions to issues such as childcare systems, representation of women in politics, and tackling gendered violence.
Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut.
'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
Universal State-funded childcare was identified as the top priority to achieve gender equality in Ireland.
Just 13% of women polled think women are treated equally in the home, Michelle Hennessy reports.
One in five people believe women and men are treated equally in Irish society.
Universal State-funded childcare and increased penalties for violence and abuse of women were cited as the top priorities for achieving gender equality.
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
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All time
'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.
Opinion: 'Back to normal' is a step back for gender equality
David Miliband and Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason look to the Generation Equality Forum this week as an opportune moment to leap forward for gender equality.
Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution
The National Women’s Council welcomed the recommendation that the ‘sexist’ clause be removed.
'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results
The issue was to be put to a referendum during the lifetime of the previous government.
Turkey criticised for pulling out of landmark treaty protecting women
The convention requires governments to adopt legislation prosecuting domestic violence and similar abuse.
Mr and Mrs Potato Head drop the titles 'to promote gender equality'
The company who makes the toy said that the titles were limiting for “both gender identity and family structure”.
Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.
'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.
General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality
The assembly is meeting this weekend to begin a structured examination of gender and gender stereotyping in Ireland.
'It's up to people how they define themselves': Citizens' Assembly to examine gender in LGBT community
The chair of the assembly said gender equality was an issue affecting members of the LGBT community.
The first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on gender equality is happening today
It will be the fifth assembly to convene since its establishment back in July 2016.
The citizens' assembly on gender equality will meet for the first time this month
Ninety nine people will take part in the citizens’ assembly.
One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.
'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.
An Post promises to reduce 3.7% gender pay gap
A new report found that 73% of An Post management staff are male.
€10.3 million in funding announced for migrant integration and gender equality in the workforce
English language classes and training initiatives for women are some of the projects awarded grants.
Catherine Day to chair gender equality citizens' assembly
Day is a former Secretary General of the European Commission.