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# tgip gender equality

Last year
# tgip-podcast
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?
Quotas, campaigns and new legislation - what's next for gender equality in Ireland?
The Good Information Project has spent the last four weeks focusing on work in Ireland and the EU to bring us closer to gender equality.
# herstory
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.
# 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.
# Childcare Crossroads
Would it work here? The countries finding success in key aspects of childcare
As part of a Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive into childcare, we look to how other countries are managing the sector.
Increased State spend on childcare 'not enough' to solve crisis for parents and providers
A report by
Peter McGuire
A legal right to a childcare place, a purpose-built afterschool system and dramatic hike in public funding would help create a sustainable model.
Cost of childcare in Ireland is among the highest in the EU and parental leave entitlements among the worst, writes Peter McGuire.
This Noteworthy and The Good Information Project deep-dive finds that planned State investment will not deliver a sustainable, universal, model of care.
While the ECCE preschool scheme deemed a success, care for under-3s and primary school children is inconsistent.
# the good information project
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.
# Bunreacht na hÉireann
What to do with Article 41.2? 'It hasn't actually contributed anything. It's never been a help'
It has no legal significance and the idea of changing it has been kicking around for almost 30 years – but it’s still unclear what’s going to happen to the Constitution’s most contentious article.
# broken
'It's put me off having more kids': Your stories of childcare in Ireland during the pandemic
We asked parents to share their stories. Here’s what they told us.
# women in medicine
Women in medicine: 'The system is still designed to suit people with no attachments or responsibilities'
Women make up a majority of undergraduate medical students, but almost two-thirds of hospital consultants are male.
Jan O'Sullivan: Decisions in the Dáil affect us all, which is why it needs more women
Quotas alone will not bring about equality of representation writes former Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a network of State-run childcare centres?
The need for affordable childcare has consistently been highlighted as an issue for working parents.
# Money Money Money
FactFind: Women are just over 50% of the population. Do they have 50% of jobs and economic power?
The short answer: No.
# the good information project
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.
# Gender Equality
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
# Third Level
Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'
Academia is no longer dominated by men, with women making up more than half of lecturers. But problems remain across third-level in Ireland.
# lot done more to do
Ireland's gender pay gap is better than the EU average - what else can be done to fix it?
“I think there’s [still] a lot of confusion. A lot of people make reference to equal pay, and that’s been enshrined in legislation since the mid-70s.”
Clodagh Finn: Let's look at what women did in history, not what they weren't allowed to do
Author Clodagh Finn on the women who are too often relegated to the footnotes of history.
# good information
'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
The movement online led to the emergence of new tools being used to target women.
Recent research pointed to higher levels of abuse towards female politicians in Ireland compared to their male counterparts, Michelle Hennessy reports.
One local councillor shared her experience of receiving inappropriate messages from a man on Facebook.
Research shows these types of negative online experiences lead to self-censoring by women.
Just one in five people in Ireland believe women are treated equally in the home
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
# History Books
From Article 41.2 to the X Case: An A-Z of pivotal policy moments in Irish women's history
We’ve catalogued some of the landmark moments and milestones in Irish women’s history as part of this month’s Good Information Project cycle.
# Get in touch
What kind of difficulties have you faced with childcare? We want to hear your story
Whatever your situation is, we want to hear what change you’d like to see to the current childcare system.
# ireland thinks
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
# Online abuse
Open Thread: Have you experienced gendered abuse or harassment online?
We want to hear your stories.
Are we there yet? The Good Information Project focuses on gender equality
We want you to join the discussion.