For the past few months it’s been unavoidable. Everyone knows what the hashtag #metoo is concerned with and mainstream news shows and talk shows have been tackling, with varying degrees of success, the problem of sexual assault and consent. Hollywood first, then entertainment generally, it even spread to Westminster. For those of us who have…Continue reading #MeToo – Where is the Line? A guest post by Elaine Crory, HollaBack!
“Reaffirming the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to increase their role in decision-making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution”…Continue reading “Grit and Determination”: Women Delivering Peace and Security UNSCR 1325
In the last year, the experience of women in the workplace has become more precarious as the recession’s chokehold tightens. Female redundancy rates are increasing and female unemployment figures climb higher. According to 2008 According to CSO 2011 figures, the figure for unemployed women in the Republic of Ireland rose sharply from around…Continue reading Bill of Rights gets the Presidential Treatment at ICTU Women’s Conference