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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Assembly Debates Women In Politics
Under-representation of women in the Northern Ireland Assembly will be on the agenda during today’s debate. Sinn Féin wants a working group set up to address the issue as well as the broader impact of women’s marginalisation within politics....
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Female Politicians Want Gender Quota
Having more women in politics should be more than an aspiration – their presence must be backed up by law, a Dáil sub-committee was told yesterday. Former Fine Gael minister for education Gemma Hussey told the Dáil sub-committee on Women’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Nothern Ireland - Women to Unite Over Political Inequality
Women from all the main parties are set to join forces next week - to demand an increase in females in the next Assembly. Yet only one in six candidates fighting it out for the 108 seats are women - a marginal drop compared to the last Stormont...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ireland: Parties will lose funding if they fail to fill gender quota
Political parties are going to have to start choosing a lot more female candidates if they want to retain the current €14m a year subsidy from the taxpayer. In what was described by one senior source as "a radical step", the Cabinet has...
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
IRELAND: Parliamentary Election
Ireland will hold parliamentary elections February 25th. Ireland has a bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) consisting of the Senate (Seanad Éireann) with 60 seats and the House of Representatives (Dáil Éireann) with 166 seats. At stake in this...
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Mary Robinson
“It intrigues me that women who have achieved high office are much more likely than their male counterparts to admit mistakes they have made or talk about problems they are encountering.” – Mary Robinson iKNOW Politics: You were the first woman...
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Constitution Building Processes and Democratization
This study focuses on the activity of revising constitutions which reflects a changed perception of their importance and purposes. Changes start with constitution-making, whether as a form of negotiation or the consolidation of social victory or...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)
The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the national representative organization for women and women’s groups in Ireland. Its purpose is to achieve women’s equality in a society where women and men can participate effectively as citizens...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics
The Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (CAWP) is based in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy in Queen's University Belfast. It aims to foster an appreciation of women's contribution to politics, government and...