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    A gender perspective on Ireland's employment policies
    (University College Dublin. School of Social Justice, 2007-10)
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    Feminisation of Poverty - lone parents, migrant women and older women
    (European Commission, 2020-03-10)
    This chapter explored the inequalities experienced by specific sectors of women in an EU context focusing on lone parents, migrants and older women.
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    Flexible working time arrangements in Ireland
    (University College Dublin. School of Social Justice, 2009-03) ;
    Commissioned by the EU Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, Unit G1 'equality between woment and men'
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    The provision of out-of-school care in Ireland
    (University College Dublin. School of Social Justice, 2011-05)
    External report commissioned by and presented to the EU Directorate-General Justice, Unit D1 'Gender Equality'
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    Gender budget pilot project
    (University College Dublin. School of Social Justice, 2004-10) ; ; ;
    This Report presents the findings of the first Irish research project on gender budgeting. It explores recent international and Irish experiences of strategies towards greater gender equality and develops a template for applying a gender budget approach in selected local development organisations. The research was funded by the Gender Equality Unit of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform who have responsibility for promoting and monitoring gender mainstreaming in the Irish National Development Plan 2000-2006 (NDP). [Extract from summary]
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    What do we mean by bodily autonomy? And what does bodily autonomy mean for women in particular?
    (New Binary Press, 2018-03)
    Women's bodily autonomy has been contested through history and Ireland is a key territory in which this contest continues to be played out – a contest with implications at a global level. Our contemporary history is littered with legal, political, economic and social ways in which women's autonomy has been limited and restricted Despite the Proclamation of 1916 declaring equal citizenship and equal opportunities, in reality the new Irish Free State of 1922 saw the introduction of a battery of anti-women legislation, restricting rights and roles and aiming at confining women to the domestic sphere. Most women in Ireland could not sign contracts, own property, open bank accounts, access paid work in most areas of the economy, sit on juries or until the 1990s access contraception and divorce. Women were forced to resign from paid employment on marriage across the civil service, public sector, banks and insurance (a law introduced in 1932 and only removed in 1973 on joining the EEC – later the EU) (Connolly 2005; 2015).
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    Gender equality: Economic value of care from the perspective of the applicable EU funds: An exploration of an EU strategy towards valuing the care economy
    (European Parliament, 2021-06-21) ;
    This Report was commissioned by the Dept of Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee of the European Parliament. It explores the impact of COVID-19 on the EU care economy, the gendered nature of care work and its continued reliance on unpaid or low-paid work of women. Issues of valuing and measuring care are examined selected countries are examined with different systems of care provision. The Report concludes that despite the recognition of the centrality of the care economy during the pandemic, the establishment of a new highly significant EU funding mechanism (the Recovery and Resilience Fund, RRF) is focused largely on digital and green investments, paying only marginal attention to gender equality and the care economy.
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    Equality data issues : the use of data in pursuing equality
    (Equality Authority, 2000-01-31)
    This report explores equality issues arising in the collection and publication of data in Ireland and the ways in which data may be used in equality policies and practices.
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    Changing Economic and Social Worlds of Irish Women
    (New Island Books, 2008-02-25)
    We have just lived through a decade of enormous change in the economic and social position of Irish women. From a traditional position in which the majority of women were carers - unpaid carers - women now occupy the dual role of carer-earner. The majority of women are now in paid employment, including women with children, married women and a significant proportion of women lone parents. This has meant huge changes in women's lives, changes which have been brought about by the decisions and choices of thousands of individual women, despite the lack of policies or support systems to facilitate such change. This chapter explores some of the key aspects of the economic and social policy frameworks that shape, and sometimes determine, the changing patterns of Irish women's lives.