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Achieving Women's Economic Independence

Despite significant progress towards women’s economic independence, women in Ireland are still economically disadvantaged in many ways. Women are still far less likely to be in the labour force and more than four times more likely to work on a part-time basis than men. Women on average earn less than 14.4 % than men and are less likely to work in occupations that are highest paid. Women are 25 times more likely to look after their home and family.
Working to ensure women’s economic independence is one of the key areas of work for NWCI. We currently focus on the following areas:

  • Women and Employment
  • Women and Social Protection
  • Women and Austerity 
  • Representations of Women's Economic Independence