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Wednesday 3 May 2017

Tánaiste and Minister Stanton launch the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020: Creating a Better Society for All

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The new 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 the press release and published Strategy, please see the website of the Department of Justice and Equality.

For a summary of the outcome of the consultation, please see the Public Consultation Meetings page.

View the Tánaiste, Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, speaking at the launch of the National Strategy on the Department's YouTube channel.

Thursday 16 February 2017

CEDAW Committee considers the reports of Ireland

Yesterday, 15 February 2017 during its 66th Session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women considered the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Ireland, submitted under the simplified reporting procedure, on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

An informal summary report of the meeting is now available, while the proceedings may be viewed online at UN WebTV.

Friday 3 February 2017

Update on the Public Consultation to inform the new National Women's Strategy

Gender Equality Division would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed their views to the recent public consultation to inform the development of the new National Women's Strategy - including those who attended the public meetings held in Cork, Athlone, Dublin and Sligo hosted by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD and Minister David Stanton TD, and those who submitted views in writing. Each submission is being acknowledged, but it is taking a few days to work through the large volume of submissions received. We thank you for your patience.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Grants totalling €13 million to promote gender equality and to help the integration of migrants announced yesterday, 24 January

For further details, including details of the applicants selected for grant offers following open Calls for Proposals, please refer to the Press Release 24 January 2017.

Monday 9 January 2017

National Women's Strategy: Public Consultation Meeting in Sligo now scheduled for Tuesday 31 January

The Public Consultation Meeting on the new National Women's Strategy announced for 12 January in Sligo has been rescheduled. This meeting will now take place at the Sligo Park Hotel on Tuesday 31 January from 10am to 1pm.

Registration is still open to attend the public consultation meetings taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone on 16 January from 2pm to 5pm, at the Alexander Hotel Dublin on 18 January from 10am to 1pm, as well as the Sligo Park Hotel on 31 January from 10am to 1pm. To register your interest in attending please see the Public Consultation Meetings page.

The closing date for receipt of written submissions has also been extended to 5pm on Tuesday 31 January. For more information please refer to Public Consultation November 2016.

Thursday 5 January 2017

Registration deadline extended for the Public Consultation Meeting in Sligo on the new National Women's Strategy

The registration deadline for the  public consultation meeting in Sligo has been extended until noon on Tuesday 10 January 2017. For details of all dates and how to register your interest in attending please see the Public Consultation Meetings page.

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