Archive for the ‘Women’s Rights’ Category

Equality, Health, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Details emerging that a young, suicidal woman of precarious immigration status, the victim of a traumatic rape was refused an abortion, and subsequently had the child delivered by Caesarian section, have again brought centre stage the urgent need to Repeal the 8th Amendment and implement measures to deal with abortion for women who are the victims of rape & incest, cases of fatal foetal abnormalities and where a woman’s health is in danger, as strongly recommended recently by the UNHRC.
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Oral Questions, Public Expenditure, Women's Rights, Worker's Rights

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.


International, Women's Rights

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.
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Health, Women's Rights

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).
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