"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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The National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020 was launched at an event in Dublin Castle on 3 May 2017 by the Tánaiste, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, and by the Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, Mr David Stanton, TD.

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.




Tuesday 12 December 2017

Launch of ESRI Report: 'A Study of Gender in Senior Civil Service Positions in Ireland'

The study was commissioned by a high-level steering group set up to oversee implementation of Action 8 of the Civil Service Renewal Plan which commits to improving gender balance at each level. It draws on a combination of administrative data, reanalysis of the Civil Service Employee Engagement Survey conducted in 2015, and in-depth work history interviews with 50 senior civil servants across four departments.  The data provides new insights into the processes shaping gender differences in representation at the most senior grades of the civil service. 

The full ESRI Publication is available for download here.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Vótáil100 | Mná san Oireachtas 1918-2018 : 100 years of women's voting rights

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.

For Programme details (to follow) please check the Oireachtas website.

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Men and Women in Ireland 2016

The 2016 edition and tenth publication of the CSO Women and Men in Ireland report was released today, and is available to view on the CSO website.

Also now available is the 3rd edition of the EIGE Gender Equality Index, launched on 11 October 2017 in Brussels. The Index ranks Ireland 8th in the EU in 2015 in progress towards gender equality. Further details on the Index from 2005 to 2015 is available on the EIGE website.

Friday 29 September 2017

REMINDER: Public consultation on the gender pay gap open until 4 October

The public consultation on measures to tackle the gender pay gap in Ireland remains open for submissions until 5pm on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

The consultation process was launched on 9 August by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Charles Flanagan TD and Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, Mr David Stanton TD.

Further details on the consultation process, and how you may contribute views can be found at Public Consultation August 2017


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