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#Women's Rights

# womens-rights - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award

“The Taliban tried and failed to silence her and have instead amplified her voice.”

# womens-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.

# womens-rights - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly

Minister for Health James Reilly said he had read the report from the expert group a number of times and confirmed the Cabinet will be discussing it on Tuesday week.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# womens-rights - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# womens-rights - Saturday 22 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey Famous Words This post contains videos

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey

Continuing our series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.

# womens-rights - Monday 3 September, 2012

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment

The bill requires all workplaces in the rapidly industrialising country to have a formal complaints system for harassment allegations.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge 6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee MISS ATOM This post contains videos

6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee

While The Rose of Tralee prides itself on being different to other pageants there are plenty of other ‘alternative’ competitions around the world.

# womens-rights - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef

He is survived by his ten children and a number of wives.

# womens-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

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

# womens-rights - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Women ask consultants to support campaign to reform abortion law

A group of women who were required to travel abroad for abortions after being diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities have written to all consultants to ask for their support.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# womens-rights - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments USA This post contains videos

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

# womens-rights - Thursday 16 February, 2012

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad PETA This post contains videos

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad

The animal rights organisation has been accused of promoting violence against women in the latest of its controversial ad campaigns.

# womens-rights - Friday 10 February, 2012

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups

The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.

# womens-rights - Monday 30 January, 2012

Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'

Local police suspect the woman was strangled by her husband for failing to give birth to a boy.

# womens-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# womens-rights - Monday 26 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car

Najalaa Harrir drove on camera while campaigning for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.