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#Gender Equality

From TheJournal.ie 45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance Action Plan This post contains videos

45 women-only posts to be created in third-level education to address gender imbalance

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the positions will be for world-class academics and are not ‘easy jobs’.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' be removed from Constitution?

A referendum on the topic has been delayed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not' Opinion

Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'

Minister Josepha Madigan writes about how she is inspired by Ifra Ahmed and her fight against FGM in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Tokyo medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out Gender Equality

Tokyo medical school admits it altered tests to keep women out

“We betrayed the public trust.”

From TheJournal.ie 99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year New Laws

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

Cate Blanchett led a protest at the Cannes Film Festival to highlight the lack of gender equality at the festival

82 women took part to highlight the 82 female directors who have premiered at the festival since 1946 compared to 1,645 male directors.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights Women's Rights

'Unacceptable sexist behaviour': Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Women earn 14.9% less than men in Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Frances McDormand asks all female nominees to stand in rousing Oscars speech Inclusion Rider

Frances McDormand asks all female nominees to stand in rousing Oscars speech

She won the Best Actress award for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

From TheJournal.ie 'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension' Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about? Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

From TheJournal.ie Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal Girls Not Brides

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

From TheJournal.ie Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched Gender Equality

Commission on the status of women in Ireland to be launched

It’s understood this is one of the concrete offerings in Fine Gael’s new ‘rolling manifesto’ It will focus on removing gender barriers from all aspects of Irish life.

From TheJournal.ie Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions Fine Gael Conference

Leo wants to link dole payments to a person's PRSI contributions

The Taoiseach plans to set up a Gender Equality Commission.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil' Gender Equality

Mary Mitchell O'Connor: 'There is sexism and bullying in the Dáil'

The junior minister was speaking after criticising “macho” culture in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie After years of high-profile gender issues at NUIG, 40% of senior lecturers are now female Gender Equality

After years of high-profile gender issues at NUIG, 40% of senior lecturers are now female

The equality reports come following a series of high profile gender discrimination cases taken against the university by female academic staff in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie More Irish women than men have third-level qualifications CSO

More Irish women than men have third-level qualifications

Women represented 52.2% of all third-level graduates in Ireland in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married every year - that's one every two seconds 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.

From TheJournal.ie Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion Research

Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion

28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you teach your kids about gender equality? Family Magazine This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you teach your kids about gender equality?

How young is too young to start discussing gender stereotypes?

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ to conduct review of gender equality after salary criticisms Gender Equality

RTÉ to conduct review of gender equality after salary criticisms

The broadcaster also said it will bring forward the publication of fees paid to its top 10 most highly-paid presenters.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?' Gender Equality

Column: 'Is it possible to be Catholic and a feminist?'

I am alienated from and angered by the Church’s past and continued treatment of women, writes Colleen Hennessy.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: You asked, we answered - the gender pay gap Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - the gender pay gap

One FactCheck reader saw a lot of claims about the gender pay gap this year, so we’ve taken a closer look.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women with MBAs earn €33,500 less than men with the same qualifications Equality

Irish women with MBAs earn €33,500 less than men with the same qualifications

Overall the gender pay gap for women in the workforce stands at 20%.

From TheJournal.ie Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

From TheJournal.ie Woman defends topless protest at music festival Knockanstockan

Woman defends topless protest at music festival

She said the aim of her actions was to highlight “the many glaring double standards that are imposed upon women”.

From TheJournal.ie Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality Girl Power This post contains videos

Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality

The video calls for an end to violence against women and education for all girls.

From TheJournal.ie Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers 30th Government

Despite a pledge by Enda Kenny, no increase in the number of female ministers

Campaigners have criticised the appointments, and called for progress in the selection of junior ministers.

From TheJournal.ie Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality' Waking The Feminists

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

From TheJournal.ie Cash pool for female startup founders needed to 'end discrimination against women' Money Talks

Cash pool for female startup founders needed to 'end discrimination against women'

An Oireachtas committee wants a €25 million fund set aside for female entrepreneurs.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job Girls And Boys

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

From TheJournal.ie NUIG wants to rid itself of sexism by training staff to recognise 'unconscious gender bias' Unconscious Sexism

NUIG wants to rid itself of sexism by training staff to recognise 'unconscious gender bias'

The university’s governing authority has endorsed the recommendations of a gender equality taskforce report.

From TheJournal.ie One Pennsylvania shop charges women less than men for goods – here's why Opinion This post contains images

One Pennsylvania shop charges women less than men for goods – here's why

Our idea was simple: each item would have two price tags, one for men and one for women.

From TheJournal.ie Can men be feminists? Opinion

Can men be feminists?

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

From TheJournal.ie Emma Watson: Feminism has become an unpopular word – but it's for men, too Equality

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.

Emma Watson gave a powerful speech about men and feminism, and you need to see it

Wondering why feminism is an issue for men too? Here’s the answer.

From TheJournal.ie Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company's board Promotion

Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company's board

As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.

Jez from Peep Show writes three perfect paragraphs about feminism

“I’m a very strong feminist…”

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