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International Women’s Day – Belfast launch of 2016 Women’s Manifesto

International Women’s Day –  Belfast launch of 2016 Women’s Manifesto
Women's Manifesto launched in Belfast on 9th March

Equality Commissioner Debbie Donnelly was a keynote speaker at the launch of the Women’s Manifesto 9 March in Belfast, followed by similar events in L/Derry and the NI Rural Women’s Network in Cookstown. The Manifesto is the work of the Women’s Policy Group and the event was co-ordinated by the WRDA.

The Manifesto demands that parties commit in their own manifestos to introduce widespread reforms in the post-election Programme for Government that will address inequality in a number of key areas:

  • to put an end to violence against women at home and in the community;
  • to eradicate the gender pay gap which still exists despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970;
  • to provide the accessible, affordable childcare needed to offer opportunity when austerity bites women;
  • to decriminalise abortion in line with international human rights standards so that health professionals can provide care for women without threat of prosecution.

The Women’s Manifesto is now available online (pdf, 4.17mb)

Learn more about the Equality Commission's work in the area of gender equality and sex discrimination


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