"An Ireland where all women enjoy equality with men and can achieve their full potential, while enjoying a safe and fulfilling life"

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Department of Justice and Equality
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Redmond's Hill
Dublin 2

Email: gender_equality_inbox@justice.ie

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For current information on progress towards gender equality in Ireland, see the CSO Men and Women in Ireland Report 2016.

For information on the statutory code of practice on sexual harassment and harassment in the workplace, see the IHREC website.

The National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020 is the framework through which the Government will pursue actions to advance the rights of women and girls.

The Houses of the Oireachtas will be marking the one hundredth anniversary of the giving of voting rights to women and the resulting women in Parliament, through the Vótáil100 / Mná san Oireachtas programme of events which will take place throughout 2018. Programme details to follow on the Oireachtas website.




Thursday 11 January 2018

National Symposium, "Rising to the challenge - addressing Ireland's gender pay gap", Iveagh House, 10 January 2018

A summary report of the responses to the recent public consultation on the gender pay gap was published at a National Symposium, "Rising to the challenge - addressing Ireland's gender pay gap", hosted on 10 January 2018 in Iveagh House by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charles Flanagan, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton.

Details of the consultation process and of the summary report are available at the following link: Public Consultation August 2017.
For further information on the symposium please see: Conferences.


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