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From TheJournal.ie Uber is giving Pakistan drivers classes to deter sexual harassment Training

Uber is giving Pakistan drivers classes to deter sexual harassment

Uber was officially banned from Delhi after one of its drivers raped a young woman passenger.

From TheJournal.ie Giving women time off for periods would be unfair - but we need to talk about them more Opinion

Giving women time off for periods would be unfair - but we need to talk about them more

A company in the UK has introduced a “period policy” that will allow women leave if they are suffering.

From TheJournal.ie We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank? Mná Na HÉireann

We now have more female TDs than ever before - but do we really have gender quotas to thank?

A comprehensive analysis of the historic election of 35 women to the 32nd Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil' Opinion

'Gender quotas won't substantially alter the outcome of the next Dáil'

The question of gender quotas continues to be a turbulent issue, not only in Ireland, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

9 questions women need answered right this second

Well? We’re waiting.

From TheJournal.ie Awkward - UK companies must reveal difference between average pay of men and women Equality

Awkward - UK companies must reveal difference between average pay of men and women

The new rule will apply to all companies with more than 250 employees.

From TheJournal.ie 'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together' Opinion

'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'

At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.

From TheJournal.ie Women can see when other women are at their most fertile by just looking at their face Face Value

Women can see when other women are at their most fertile by just looking at their face

That’s according to a study which found that more fertile women “are better at guarding their mate from potential adultery”.

From TheJournal.ie "I don’t eat, I feel sick constantly": Protest held by homeless mothers in Ballymun Dublin

"I don’t eat, I feel sick constantly": Protest held by homeless mothers in Ballymun

They said they spoke to a Dublin City Council employee at the protest.

10 important questions Irish women have for Irish men

We demand answers.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards Jobs For The Girls

Ex-Labour senator claims he was told to come up with 'list of women' for state boards

James Heffernan’s claims come in the wake of the controversy over David Begg’s appointment as chair of the Pensions Authority.

From TheJournal.ie Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday Easter Tradition

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies' Pregnancy

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching Opinion

Ireland continues to fail girls and young women – and the world is watching

The UN asked the Irish government about the situation of girls who are victims of rape and incest, and was patently told that there is no provision for these girls unless they are suicidal.

From TheJournal.ie 6 inventions that Irish women would love to see become a reality Sponsored By Ladyball
From TheJournal.ie When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode Opinion

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.

From TheJournal.ie It's Women's Christmas, so what's it all about? Nollaig Na Mban

It's Women's Christmas, so what's it all about?

Times have changed, but the tradition lives on.

14 enraging clothing problems every woman has had to endure

This is why we take so long to get ready.

From TheJournal.ie Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion Opinion

Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Cosby's attorney: 'My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football' Trial

Bill Cosby's attorney: 'My client is not guilty. This is a game of political football'

Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby’s attorney, said he has been “unjustly” accused of a crime.

From TheJournal.ie More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels Opinion

More bizarre situations will emerge unless we say women are not vessels

If you believe that mothers should come first when being treated medically, then the eighth needs to be repealed, writes Sam Elliot.

From TheJournal.ie A woman has won a seat in Saudi Arabia's historic election Breaking Barriers

A woman has won a seat in Saudi Arabia's historic election

Female candidates could not meet male voters during the campaign.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women who travelled abroad are sharing their faces to 'de-stigmatise abortion' X-ile Project

Irish women who travelled abroad are sharing their faces to 'de-stigmatise abortion'

The 11 women have done so in an effort to highlight the constitutional ban on abortion here.

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda keep his promise to women? What Women Want

Will Enda keep his promise to women?

Women for Election want the Taoiseach and other party leaders to commit to more gender balance in the next Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie "When I joined... I was one of a tiny minority" - the Commissioner wants more women gardaí on the force Garda Jobs

"When I joined... I was one of a tiny minority" - the Commissioner wants more women gardaí on the force

There are 600 new Garda positions on the way in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael still needs more women Not There Yet

Fine Gael still needs more women

The party still has work to do in order to comply with new gender quota rules.

From TheJournal.ie 'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up' Irish Book Awards

'Speaking out about imbalance can shake people up'

Journalist and and Irish Book Awards-nominated editor Sinead Gleeson on why speaking out can help bring change.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls Dropping The Knife This post contains images

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls

Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.

From TheJournal.ie 'Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They're a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape' Opinion

'Slutwalks aren’t the lunatic fringe of feminism. They're a reminder that dressing “like a slut” is never an invitation to rape'

Are you tired of that same old message being rehashed every time a woman is brutally attacked or killed? I am, writes Lorraine Courtney.

From TheJournal.ie 'The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough' Opinion

'The assumption is that plays written by women aren’t good enough'

Grace Dyas says cultural bodies that get state funding should be more accountable and do a better job of reflecting the diversity of Irish life.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated Crackdown

Iranian women who refuse to wear veil to have cars confiscated

All women in Iran, including foreigners, are required to cover their hair and neck.

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 What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws Opinion

What are political leaders waiting for? It's time to liberalise Ireland's abortion laws

Abortion is a sensitive subject., but there are many reasons why the laws need to be overhauled, writes Julien Mercille.

13 hardest things about being an Irish woman

It’s not a picnic, you know.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over nine linked sexual assaults in Clapham London

Man arrested over nine linked sexual assaults in Clapham

The suspect is described as a man with dark hair and as being of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern appearance.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches Going Straight To Hell

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

From TheJournal.ie A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland's streets Sexual Harassment

A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland's streets

Laura Duncliffe has spoken out after she was attacked while walking with friends.

8 reasons why your bra is the perfect place to store your stuff

The most important pocket we have.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How and why Fine Gael needs to find at least five women Internal Affairs

Revealed: How and why Fine Gael needs to find at least five women

With all 40 selection conventions complete, party strategists are now deciding where to add candidates in order to comply with gender quotas.

From TheJournal.ie Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde Wondrous Life

Revealing the hidden lives of the women behind the genius of Oscar Wilde

A new Irish book explores the role of women in Wilde’s life.