Thread from 17th October 2021
Amending the gender ground in our equality legislation as promised in the Programme for Government risks making women and girls feel more unsafe.
"Disturbingly, a recent study found more than 93pc of women in Ireland feel unsafe when out and about." 2/5
"Men may be statistically more likely to fall victim to street violence, but they don’t feel the fear in the same way, and it’s this fear that’s socially and psychologically damaging." 3/5
"More than half of those consulted in Dublin felt girls and young women were 'never' or 'hardly ever' included in decision-making"
Were women and girls consulted before a commitment was given to amend the gender ground and include "gender identity"? 4/5
Please send your submission to the Public Consultation on amending our equality legislation which ends November 29th and encourage other women to do the same. 5/5