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# Equal Rights
First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February
It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.
# Equal Rights
What has feminism ever done for men?
Except ruin razor adverts, of course.
# dublin pride
PICTURES: Thousands take part in Dublin Pride Parade
The streets of Dublin city centre were thronged with people from the early afternoon.
# Women's Rights
'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights
Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.
# Gender Inequality
15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds
Today is the sixth annual International Day of the Girl.
# Equal Rights
"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"
Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
# Equal Rights
Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'
More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
'We were walking through the flats and it came up in conversation. My Dad asked if I was gay'
I got really really angry with my family when they said they wouldn’t be voting in the marriage referendum, writes Patrick Dempsey.
# Equal Rights
Why is Patricia Arquette getting criticised for her Oscar speech?
She called for wage equality “once and for all”.
# dublin pride
Google Docs have hidden a cute Pride Easter egg in your spreadsheets
Everything’s better in rainbow.
More than 500 civil partnership ceremonies took place in 2011
There were 335 male unions and 201 female unions in the first year civil partnerships became legal.
# i saw the sign
The 11 funniest protest signs ever
They might be serious issues, but they’re also pretty gas.
Column: Trayvon Martin’s tragic death shows that race still divides America
It makes me feel guilty when we talk about race, and I suspect that’s how most white Americans feel, writes Larry Donnelly, who says there is still a way to go yet before racism no longer has a stronghold in America.
Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well
Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.
Column: I'm a devoted father, I'm engaged and I'm a gay man - I should be able to marry
When the question “why are you getting married?” is put to any couple, gay or straight, the answer is the same: “because we love each other,” writes Christian Daly, who says time for marriage equality is now upon us.
Column: Two years on – how civil partnership helped change Irish attitudes
I’m proud I was involved in bringing about civil partnership, because it’s made a real difference to people’s lives – including my own, writes Roderic O’Gorman.
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.
# Feminism
Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out
Feminism conference aims to open the dialogue between all generations of feminists.
Irish govt criticises Russia's 'gay propaganda' law
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that legislation discrimination against the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people “are not acceptable”.