National Women's Strategy
As the previous National Women's Strategy concluded at the end of 2016, the Department of Justice and Equality has undertaken a public consultation to inform the preparation of a new National Women's Strategy for the period from 2017 to 2020.
This consultation has now closed. The contributions from the public meetings will be compiled for presentation in a summary report for publication on this website. The report along with the written submissions received will go forward for the attention of the Strategy Committee which shall advise on the development of the new Strategy by the Department of Justice and Equality.
Link to press release: Public consultation opens on the new National Women's Strategy (23 November 2016)
Link to consultation: Public Consultation November 2016
National Women's Strategy 2007-2016
The National Women's Strategy 2007-2016 was launched in April 2007, following an extensive collaboration between Government Departments and a consultative process with the social partners and the National Women's Council of Ireland. It was developed as a national policy to implement the Beijing Platform for Action developed at the Fourth World Conference of Women. The Strategy was the key policy document in relation to the advancement of women in Irish society, across all facets of the economy and society, adopted by the then Government.
The overarching aim of the Strategy is: An Ireland where all women enjoy equality with men and can achieve their full potential, while enjoying a safe and fulfilling life. The Strategy contains 20 key objectives and over 200 planned actions which together aim to achieve this vision, grouped under three key themes: equalising socio-economic opportunity for women; ensuring the well-being of women; and engaging women as equal and active citizens.
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