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#Women in the Home

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

Poll: Should reference to women's 'life within the home' in the Constitution be amended?

The Justice Committee published a report on the matter yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote Derailed

Referendum on women’s place in the home delayed after committee vote

The Oireachtas Justice Committee has voted for pre-legislative scrutiny of the removal of the women in the home reference.

From TheJournal.ie Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay Women In The Home

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language' Referendum

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

From TheJournal.ie Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October Referendum

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

From TheJournal.ie No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations" Women In The Home

No referendum on ‘women in the home’ clause before "extensive consultations"

The government says that a possible referendum on altering the article 41.2 of the constitution is complicated by the desire to acknowledge the work of home carers.

From TheJournal.ie Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause Constitution

Constitutional Convention votes to alter 'women in home' clause

A vast majority of the delegates voted to change the article, with 98 per cent supporting a proposal to make it gender-neutral.

From TheJournal.ie Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention Reform

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.