"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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Gender Equality Division
Department of Justice and Equality
Bishop's Square
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. Follow Ireland's gender-sensitive implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in progress reports and on the SDG data portal.

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. A Strategy Committee advises on implementation and reporting progress.

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

For information on Discovering Women in Irish History see the Scoilnet resource provided by the Department of Education and Skills.

In 2018, the Houses of the Oireachtas marked 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 took place throughout 2018, with further details on the Oireachtas website.




Monday 14 January 2019

EU public consultation on impact of EU rules on equal pay 

On 11 January 2019, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather information on the impact of EU rules on equal pay. The consultation is open until 5 April 2019.

For information on making a submission, please see the following online consultation page.
More information from the European Commission on equal pay and the gender pay gap can be found on the Commission's website.


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This website was developed with support from the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013)

This Programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment, social affairs and equal opportunities area, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy goals in these fields.

For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/progress

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The gender equality operation is co-funded by the Irish Government as part of the European Social Fund Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.