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From TheJournal.ie General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality Women In Politics

General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality

The assembly is meeting this weekend to begin a structured examination of gender and gender stereotyping in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history Herstory

'Why haven't I known about her up to now?': RTÉ broadcasts landmark series celebrating women in Irish history

It involves a six-part series as well as a podcast series.

From TheJournal.ie Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the decade by US linguists They/them

Non-binary pronoun 'they' named word of the decade by US linguists

‘They’ had previously been named word of the year by the American Dialect Society in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie JK Rowling voices support for woman sacked after transgender tweets Maya Forstater

JK Rowling voices support for woman sacked after transgender tweets

Maya Forstater lost her job after tweeting that she opposed proposals to reform the UK Gender Recognition Act.

From TheJournal.ie First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February 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.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects Gender Breakdown

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

From TheJournal.ie French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes Stereotypes

French toymakers sign pact to rid games and toys of gender stereotypes

The charter also envisages that manufacturers will adapt the way their products are advertised.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn Progress

'We're falling very far short': Citizens' Assembly on gender equality to start work in autumn

The assembly will begin its work in October this year.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

From TheJournal.ie Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender? Local Elections

Women represent less than 6% of seats on some councils - how does your council fare on gender?

Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit were the only parties to see a decrease in the number of female elected candidates.

From TheJournal.ie Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates Women For Election

Plan for 'bad weather' and 'watch out for dragons in your own party': What FF and FG are telling women election candidates

Two of the main political parties have held training events for women contemplating a life in politics.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning Column

The Irish For: Gender, LGBT and transitioning

Aerach means gay in both the modern sense as well as the original meaning of happy and carefree writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

From TheJournal.ie Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles Gender Quotas

Call to tackle 'significant underrepresentation' of women in senior council roles

Just under three in 10 Chief Executive (28%) and Director of Services (26%) roles in local authorities nationally are held by women.

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 ‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum Mental Health

‘You’ve got everything now, you should be fine’: How youth workers are helping LGBTI+ people post-marriage referendum

Marriage equality and the Gender Recognition Act were two significant milestones in recent years, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

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 Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies Waking The Feminists

Gender-blind casting and unconscious bias training on the way for some major Irish theatre companies

The move comes after 18 months of work following the Waking the Feminists movement.

From TheJournal.ie Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO Gender

Gender identity to no longer be considered a disorder of the mind, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s revised classification system sees trans-identities added under conditions relating to sexual health.

From TheJournal.ie Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan's new film is about sex, the sixties, and a doomed marriage

We talked to the director of Saoirse Ronan’s new film, On Chesil Beach.

From TheJournal.ie In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son Bacha Poshi

In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son

The 18-year-old has pretended to be a boy for most of her life.

From TheJournal.ie Over three-quarters of companies in the UK report gender pay gap UK

Over three-quarters of companies in the UK report gender pay gap

A total of 78% showed a pay gap in favor of men, while 14% favored women and 8% had no gap.

From TheJournal.ie UK female MPs launch #PayMeToo campaign over gender pay gap Paymetoo

UK female MPs launch #PayMeToo campaign over gender pay gap

All companies in the UK with over 250 employees will soon have to publish their stats on gender pay differences.

From TheJournal.ie How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM Cutting

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

From TheJournal.ie Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark' Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

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 Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

From TheJournal.ie Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance' Hearing Voices

Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'

The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Government to discuss tackling Ireland's gender pay gap with businesses and trade unions Wage Equality

Government to discuss tackling Ireland's gender pay gap with businesses and trade unions

EU figures show that in Ireland, women currently earn around 13.9% less than men

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets Gender Breakdown

Defence Forces 'facing challenges' in fulfilling its gender targets

It has run a number of female-focused recruitment campaigns and says that gender diversity is an operational imperative.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ's highest earners: Men outnumber women by 2 to 1 Gender Pay Gap

RTÉ's highest earners: Men outnumber women by 2 to 1

A report looked into gender equality and pay at the national broadcaster.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men Report

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

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 Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic' Column

Mary Lou McDonald on Dáil debate: 'Playing the woman and not the ball is a tactic'

The deputy leader of Sinn Féin writes for TheJournal.ie on her frustration with the ‘arrogance and entitlement’ of establishment parties.

From TheJournal.ie 'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls Gender Roles

'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls

Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie 'The portrayal of gender abuse is often misused in order to justify discriminatory and even racist speech' Read Me

'The portrayal of gender abuse is often misused in order to justify discriminatory and even racist speech'

The inclusivity of our feminist discourse must be continually re-affirmed, write Nicoletta Mandolini and Dr Caroline Williamson.

From TheJournal.ie 'You won't hear a woman's voice, and it's not acceptable': What are Irish radio stations doing about gender balance? Women On Air

'You won't hear a woman's voice, and it's not acceptable': What are Irish radio stations doing about gender balance?

We asked the stations themselves – and the Minister for Communications.

From TheJournal.ie Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns' Silicon Valley

Google cancels meeting to discuss gender and diversity due to 'safety concerns'

Questions being posed internally by employees, along with some of their names, began appearing on outside websites.

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