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# gender - Monday 25 May, 2015

To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women

The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?

# gender - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Can men be feminists?

Never has the question of men’s role in gender equality been so debated.

# gender - Friday 27 March, 2015

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics?

Or are they the best people for the job?

# gender - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

Women will earn as much as men ... in 2058

Most women in the US will have to wait 43 years to close the salary gap, but Irish women could have to hold out even longer.

# gender - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Irish women are pretty concerned about discrimination at work. Irish men? Not that bothered.

Many women don’t believe they’re being rewarded as much as their (equally qualified) male colleagues.

# gender - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Why are men more likely to be violent than women?

Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?

# gender - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Column: Why do I have to choose between my identity and my family?

My identity is very important to me. But my family is my life itself. I love them so much. I should not be asked to give up one for the other.

# gender - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Column: We could put Ireland at the forefront of trans recognition, so why don't we?

Ireland currently has the dubious distinction of being one of the only EU states without any legal recognition process for trans people.

# gender - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This little girl's letter pleading for more female superheroes is a must-read Wonder Girl

# gender - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Women-only subways are being considered in China

It comes after pink parking spaces – 30 centimeters wider then usual – were introduced for the alleged struggles women have parking in narrow spaces.

# gender - Monday 12 January, 2015

Our primary school pupils are getting better at reading and maths

That’s according to an assessment of 8,000 pupils across 150 schools.

# gender - Friday 9 January, 2015

Staff at NUI Galway to start investigation into structural inequality

This follows a decision to award Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington €70,000 last month after she was unfairly passed over for promotion.

# gender - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Opinon: This Nollaig na mBan, let's recognise that women shoulder the majority of care work

Historically, societies assumed that women did the caring and men were breadwinners. While things are changing, the responsibility for work within the home still falls predominantly to women.

# gender - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here's a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# gender - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

# gender - Monday 24 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Breathe a sigh of relief: that amazing Lego note from the 1970s appears to be legit Lego

Opinion: The time has come to reframe the gender issue

We have massive opportunities ahead of us, so let’s seize them.

# gender - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: The psychology of appearance – is there a gender bias at play in job interviews?

Women who seem ‘too feminine’ may face an uphill struggle when applying for managerial jobs…

# gender - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Opinion: A game that lets you murder prostitutes? It's creepy, offensive and infuriating

Can we say with 100% certainty that such graphic depictions of sex and violence won’t influence attitudes toward women a teeny tiny bit?

# gender - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Instagram account is collecting the absolute worst men on Tinder Bye Felipe

# gender - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Quiz show apologises after asking contestants to name 'a woman's job'

Family Feud Australia was accused of sexism by viewers.

# gender - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Opinion: Are women less competitive than men?

On average, women are less confident about competing than their male counterparts. Why?

# gender - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

No country in the world gives women the same power, pay and rights it gives to men

Plan Ireland published a report today that highlighted gender inequality.

Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let's keep going in the right direction

Women and girls are participating more in sports, and more consistently, in part because of strong examples set by homegrown female athletes.

# gender - Friday 3 October, 2014

Does the tax system affect women and men differently?

Yes, but not by design.

# gender - Monday 29 September, 2014

What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland

How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?

# gender - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

# gender - Monday 22 September, 2014

Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson addressed the UN on the subject of feminism, and why it matters to both men and women.

# gender - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Lack of women makes Leinster House a "really weird" place to work, says Senator

Gender quotas are coming in at the next General Election. What will that mean for parties? FF are looking at the detail…

# gender - Monday 1 September, 2014

Calls for more women to be considered for the Freedom of Dublin

It has been 14 years since a woman received the honour.

# gender - Saturday 23 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 things Irish women would like Irish men to know The Shoes

12 things Irish women would like Irish men to know

Jeans, beards, farts, feelings.

# gender - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 things Irish men would like Irish women to know Fake Tan

10 things Irish men would like Irish women to know

Sports, tan, friends, feelings.

# gender - Friday 15 August, 2014

Opinion: I’m not a freak. I’m just an ordinary, decent transvestite.

Paranoia prevents me from sticking my head above the parapet – but my silence is not an excuse to dehumanise me.

# gender - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Gender Recognition Bill is "vital" says Equality Authority

The Equality Authority says it is worried about provision for married people who undergo gender realignment.

# gender - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Video: Making gender equality work for men

Is achieving gender equality a battle to be fought by women, for women? No. (The hint is in the word ‘equality’.)

# gender - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

# gender - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# gender - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?

“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”

# gender - Monday 14 July, 2014

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

# gender - Sunday 13 July, 2014

'The Church has been wrong not to ordain women bishops'

So says the head of the world’s Anglicans, as he prepares for a vote on the issue this week.