Change Ireland’s record on Violence Against Women by strengthening legislation and resourcing frontline
services and meeting the highest international standards
including ratification and implementation of the recently
signed Istanbul Convention.
Make early years education and childcare a priority by increasing investment in affordable, accessible,
quality, publicly subsidised early years care
and education to OECD standards, delivering
comprehensive out-of-school-hours childcare
and continuing to strengthen family leave.
End the gender pay gap and deliver decent work for women by supporting a living wage, legislating against precarious work, attaching social clauses on employment, equality and environmental, standards to public spending and promoting gender balance in senior roles across all sectors.
Close the gender pension gap and recognise the contribution of care by ensuring gender-proofing is at the heart of pension reform, working towards a universal pension and building a ‘care credit’ into our social protection system.
Make sure every budget delivers on equality by gender-proofing of all local, departmental
and national budgets and ensuring each budget
strengthens equality, reduces poverty and
makes our tax system more progressive.
Support reproductive rights and repeal of the 8th Amendment by delivering a Referendum to remove the 8th
Amendment from our Constitution and bring Ireland
in line with international Human Rights standards.
Strengthen social protection,training and employment supports by increasing access to and availability of
quality, flexible options in training, education and
employment, gender-proofing social protection
policies and recognising the importance of care.
Advance women’s leadership and participation in decision making - local and national by introducing gender quotas in local elections,
creating a woman-friendly Oireachtas and supporting
achievement of a 40% target for women on boards.
Protect and invest in public
services and ensure they serve
the needs of all women by increasing investment in quality public services and
gender proofing of policies and practices in areas like
health, housing and local government, making them more
effective and responsive to the needs of all women.
Deliver a strong National Action Plan for Women’s Equality by consulting widely to reflect the diversity
of all women in Ireland and ensuring an all-of-government
approach with clear, ambitious,
measurable, targets, resourcing and budget lines.