Fill the Gap
Published: Friday, October 14, 2016
NWCI has launched Fill the Gap - NWCI's Pre 2017 Budget Submission on 21 September 2016. Recession and austerity have had a disproportionate economic impact on women in Ireland. The Gender Pay Gap has widened from 12.6% to 14.4% while the Gender Pension Gap has widened from 35 to 37%. ESRI research has shown that women in couples suffered a 14% loss in income during the recession compared to 9% for men. A majority of low paid part time workers are women. Already vulnerable groupshave suffered some of the worst impacts with 58% of lone parents, mostly women, experiencing deprivation.
In Fill the Gap we outline our vision for a Budget 2017 that would make a real difference to women. We are calling on the Government to prioritise investment in crucial areas such as childcare, pension, low pay and ending violence against women.
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