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#Women

From TheJournal.ie 'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gender balance in government is important?

Just 22.3% of TDs who won seats in the last election were women.

From TheJournal.ie 'Leo models himself on Macron and Trudeau, but he's not living up to them when it comes to gender balance' Girl Power
From TheJournal.ie Two women in their 50s assaulted in separate attacks in Rathfarnham last weekend Dublin

Two women in their 50s assaulted in separate attacks in Rathfarnham last weekend

One woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital to be treated for injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited Eighth Amendment

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK Women's Health

Irish women account for seven in 10 non-resident abortions carried out in UK

More than 3,200 women and girls travelled from Ireland to the UK for terminations last year.

From TheJournal.ie Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade Gender Gap

Male drivers rack up penalty points twice as often as women over a decade

Since the introduction of penalty points Ireland’s male drivers have received the lion’s share of fixed charge notices for road infractions.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer HPV

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

From TheJournal.ie Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at Awkward

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital' Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

From TheJournal.ie First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later Marathon Woman

First woman to ever compete in Boston Marathon runs again 50 years later

Kathrine Switzer donned bib number 261, the same number she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer Births And Deaths

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer

Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.

From TheJournal.ie Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women Mind The Gap

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

The law will come into effect in January.

From TheJournal.ie Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites' Addiction

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'

Multi-billion euro companies are now targeting women through marketing campaigns.

From The42 British Open back on agenda for Muirfield as golf club passes move to allow female members Open Season

British Open back on agenda for Muirfield as golf club passes move to allow female members

The vote for change cleared the required two-thirds majority this time around.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home Bunreacht Na HÉireann

The Irish Constitution still makes reference to woman's place in the home

Dublin Rathdown deputy Josepha Madigan wants a referendum on Article 41.2.1 of Bunreacht na hÉireann.

From TheJournal.ie Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers Girl Power

Women on State boards on the rise as 'talent bank' boosts numbers

A target of 40% female representation has been set for State boards.

From TheJournal.ie Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today Mark Of Respect

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

From TheJournal.ie Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears War Games

Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears

For the first time, conscription will apply to women.

From TheJournal.ie 'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem' Louise McSharry

'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'

2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.

From TheJournal.ie Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering All Welcome

Rose of Tralee festival says it has not banned transgender women from entering

This is contrary to reports this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women Compensation

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women

The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.

From TheJournal.ie New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women Gender Balance

New rules mean top jobs in Irish civil service must go to women

When it’s between two candidates of equal merit, female candidates will be priorities.

From TheJournal.ie Skills course is helping women into IT sector - but longterm unemployment is increasing Springboard

Skills course is helping women into IT sector - but longterm unemployment is increasing

A report looking at the success of the jobs training programme in its first five years is to be published this week.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case Australia

Man charged over killing of Irish woman in Australian serial killer case

He is charged with the murders of two women – a third woman was also killed but the investigation is still open.

From TheJournal.ie UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training Marie Stopes International

UK abortion provider warned over concerns around risk and training

Marie Stopes International had to restrict some of its services in October this year due to the concerns.

From The42 'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?' AIM

'The majority of the female population doesn’t engage in sport... Why is that?'

In an extract from ‘Eat Sweat Play,’ Anna Kessel looks at how sport can change our lives.

From TheJournal.ie The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda Devil In The Details

The Citizens' Assembly will start discussing abortion today. Here's what's on the agenda

The current regime will be laid out but not critiqued.

From TheJournal.ie Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant' Folic Acid

Women hesitant to take folic acid because it 'indicates they are actively trying to get pregnant'

“It was just something you took when pregnant, I didn’t know that was the reason.”

From TheJournal.ie India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated' Rape

India's Minister for Women says country's rape problem is 'exaggerated'

Maneka Gandhi claimed India was in the bottom four countries in the world when it came to rape.

Hillary Clinton just delivered some powerful and emotional words to young women in her concession speech

“I know we haven’t shattered this glass ceiling but someday someone will…”

From TheJournal.ie Man found not guilty by reason of insanity of unprovoked assaults on women Courts

Man found not guilty by reason of insanity of unprovoked assaults on women

The man was suffering from delusions at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section Court Order

Activists criticise HSE attempt to force woman to have Caesarean section

The HSE attempted to take an order in court, but a judge refused it.

From TheJournal.ie Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study Pregnancy

Over 11,000 pregnant women at risk of depression in Ireland - study

A new study shows the probability of women becoming depressed during pregnancy in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Women have caught up with men's drinking habits Bottoms Up

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

That’s according to new research undertaken in western countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough' Opinion

'Women right now are being lied to in the most grotesque fashion. Enough is enough'

Today, the Labour Party is introducing to the Dáil legislation that will require those who provide counselling services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies to be registered and regulated.