Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

In a recent discussion about how the new gender quotas for political parties are playing out, Newstalk Breakfast Show presenter Chris Donoghue said, “(...)

 Taking to the streets ... Hazel Madden, Fiona Holton, Ciara Murphy, Rebecca McCarthy and Kate O’Brien, in flashmob dance in Dublin’s O’Connell street as part of the join “One Billion Rising” in 2013  – claimed to be the biggest global demonstration   staged to call for an end to violence against women.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times
A landmark for women’s rights

Yesterday was a historic day in the protection of women from domestic and sexual violence in the State. After a long campaign by the National Women’s (...)

‘Thousands of women are forced out of employment in the absence of State-subsidised childcare.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

A friend has just started a master’s degree in a Dublin university. Having left her job with an IT company nine years ago, after the birth of her thir(...)

  File photo  of a prostitute talking to a driver. Photograph: PA Wire

New legislation on sexual offences criminalises paying for sex with prostitutes, but ensures the person offering sexual services is not guilty of a cr(...)

At the launch of National Women’s Council of Ireland’s  pre-budget submission were (from left): Alice-Mary Higgins, policy and campaigns officer, NWCI; Linda Brennan, parent and women’s champion at Symantec; Aileen Morrissey of Mandate,  and Orla O’Connor, director, NWCI. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Increasing the take-home pay of low-paid workers – the majority of whom are women – must be a priority in the forthcoming budget, according to the Nat(...)

The International Labour Organisation found men were paid more than women in all 38 countries examined. The biggest pay gap was in the US, where women earn $64.20 on average for every $100 earned by a man

Should women be paid less than men? The answer would obviously seem to be no. Yet it seems wage disparities are still alive, well and even widening(...)

‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

“Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transport could be to introduce women-only train carriages,” says British Labour leader candidate Jeremy Corbyn.

One suspects that, for some people, anything British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn says will be a red rag to their proverbial bull. (...)

Orla O’Connor: “When women are selected, they get elected.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour, Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are on course to reach a legally required quota of women candidates for the next general election and retain their ful(...)