Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category
I raised a question with the Minister for Public Expenditure regarding changes to sick leave particularly pregnancy related sick leave which is particularly discriminatory against women. Click on the link below to watch the discussion.
by Jamison Maeda
Saturday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. But for most women and young girls in Malawi, it’s just another day. In Malawi half of the population struggle with poverty and hunger. Over 14% of Malawians are living with HIV/AIDS, and the average person will live to be only 53. And like so many other regions around the globe, women and girls are the most vulnerable. The most widespread threat to the girls of Malawi is child marriage, which is forced onto girls sometimes as young as 10 years old.
The following statement is from Marie O’Connor and the Survivors of Symphysiotomy.
Survivors of Symphysiotomy are dismayed at the Government’s failure to engage with their demands, following their meeting with Minister James Reilly this afternoon. ‘Despite our best efforts, we failed to get clarification on any aspect of what is a pre-determined process’, said Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy (SoS).
No need to change the constitution to allow for terminations where there is a fatal foetal abnormality.
There are many cases of fatal foetal abnormality. We know there are enough for a Liverpool hospital to make special provision for Irish women in these circumstances. The current regime deprives women of a full consultation with their medical practitioners in Ireland. Those women who decide to travel they have to locate a hospital in another jurisdiction that will treat them. 90% of the Irish population support the right to terminations in instances of fatal foetal abnormality.