Lack of women in politics highlighted in official report, Ireland

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Lack of women in politics highlighted in official report, Ireland

The Department of Justice has reported to the United Nations that there are too few women in politics and other decision-making roles in Ireland.

In a gender equality report submitted to the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe, violence against women is described as a “persistent challenge” in Ireland.

The document also points to “gender segregation” in both education and the work force, “which may be impacting on the advancement of women into decision-making roles and on closing the gender pay gap”.

The gender pay gap in Ireland is said in the report to be 14.4 per cent, “slightly better than the EU average”.

 

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