Women parliamentarians from around the world meet in Dublin

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Women parliamentarians from around the world meet in Dublin

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Over 90 women parliamentarians from around the world, as well as members of Irish civil society groups, women in sport and in business have gathered at Dublin Castle for the first International Congress of Women's Caucuses.

Almost 50 countries are represented by over 200 delegates who are discussing supporting women’s participation in politics around the world, as well as developing legislation and initiatives on issues affecting women worldwide.

Chairperson of the Oireachtas Women’s Caucus, Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin, welcomed delegates, noting that while much has been achieved in the past 100 years, women are still vulnerable to issues like sexual violence and harassment.

The keynote speaker, former British Labour Party deputy leader Harriet Harman, commended women for how far they have come in such a short time, noting the expectation that men and women should now be on equal terms, in all walks of life.

Click here to read the full article published by RTE on 10 September 2018.

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