Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality
In July 2019, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality was established by resolution of the 2 Houses of the Oireachtas: Dáil Eireann and Seanad Eireann.
As set out in the Oireachtas resolution, the Assembly has been asked to advance gender equality by bringing forward proposals that:
- challenge the remaining barriers and social norms and attitudes that facilitate gender discrimination towards girls and boys, women and men;
- identify and dismantle economic and salary norms that result in gender inequalities, and reassess the economic value placed on work traditionally held by women;
- in particular, seek to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the workplace, politics and public life;
- recognise the importance of early years parental care and seek to facilitate greater work-life balance;
- examine the social responsibility of care and women and men’s co responsibility for care, especially within the family; and
- scrutinise the structural pay inequalities that result in women being disproportionately represented in low pay sectors.
Following on from the above, to prioritise the proposals, which may include policy, legislative or constitutional change, having regard to the legal requirements and the costs versus the potential impact.
Clare PPN submission
Clare PPN responded to a call for submissions to the Citizens’ Assembly with the following document focusing on participation in local government and it’s decision making structures: Clare PPN Submission – Citizen’s Assembly on Gender Equality March 2020