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#Women's Issues

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country Opinion

Opinion: Let's eradicate period poverty by providing free sanitary products across the country

Some women simply don’t have enough money to buy sanitary products so councils are piloting a scheme to distribute them in public buildings, writes Rebecca Moynihan.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation Abortion

Opinion: Support for suicidal woman was complicated, not assisted, by abortion legislation

The legislation introduced last year has proved itself to be barbaric and unworkable.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators Abortion

Opinion: A law that protects no one – the Eighth Amendment sees women as incubators

This case has sent a clear message to women in Ireland: if you are suicidal and need an abortion, it is highly unlikely that you will get one.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues? Review 2013

Ireland, women and 2013: A year we dealt with our legacy issues?

Magdalene survivors, symphysiotomy campaigns and UNCAT criticism of abortion guidelines…this is the year that was.

From TheJournal.ie US Elections: Issue of abortion an important factor for female voters US 2012

US Elections: Issue of abortion an important factor for female voters

Meanwhile, issues such as energy, immigration, and terrorism are less important to voters than in 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Pro Life Campaign challenges Junior Minister over remarks on abortion Abortion

Pro Life Campaign challenges Junior Minister over remarks on abortion

Kathleen Lynch said the Government would have no choice but to legislate for abortion in certain circumstances if the expert group, tasked with looking at the issue, recommends it.

From TheJournal.ie Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland? Sexual Harrassment

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it Opinion

Column: Abortion is a reality in Ireland – now we need to legislate for it

Senator Ivana Bacik and her student union colleagues were threatened with jail in 1989 for giving out information on abortion. She argues that public opinion has turned and that the Government must confront reality.

Female breadwinners more likely to seek a divorce

If you’re a woman and you earn more than 60% of you household’s income the news is not so good…