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First Meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality

The Assembly met for the first time on 15-16 February 2020. This weekend included an introduction to the main issues around gender, gender norms and stereotypes, and the family.

Tabhair faoi ndeara go bhfuil an t-eolas sna cur i láthair agus páipéir, chomh maith lena léirmhíniú, bunaithe ar shaineolas na gcainteoirí atá neamhspleách ón dTionól, a Chathaoirleach agus a rúnaíocht.

Agenda for first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on how to advance gender equality.

Saturday's Proceedings

Session 1 - Gender in Ireland – some key facts

Elaine O’Mahoney (Central Statistics Office) - "Gender in Ireland – some key facts"

Elaine O’Mahoney's presentation was based on this CSO publication and was accompanied by a slideshow presentation. Ms O’Mahoney's presentation to the Assembly can be watched back here.

Session 2 - Recent gender equality developments & possible further actions

Dr. Anne-Marie McGauran, Research Associate, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Trinity College Dublin - "Recentdevelopments on gender equality in laws and policy in Ireland"

Dr. Anne-Marie McGauran's delivery of her paper Recent developments on gender equality in laws and policy in Ireland was accompanied by a slideshow presentation. Dr. Anne-Marie McGauran's presentation to the Assembly can be watched back here.

Session 3 - Gender and stereotyping

Lived experience:

The lived experience presentations can be watched back here.

Professor Sheila Greene, Fellow Emeritus, Psychology Trinity College Dublin - "Gender Norms and Stereotypes"

Professor Sheila Greene delivered a slideshow presentation "Gender Norms and Stereotypes" & her presentation can be watched back here. 

Sunday's Proceedings

Session 1 - Evolution of Irish family

Professor Linda Connolly, Social Sciences Institute, NUI Maynooth - “Evolution of Irish family”

Professor Linda Connolly delivered a slideshow presentation & her presentation can be watched back here.

Session 2 - The family in the constitution and law

Professor Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG - “The family in the constitution and law"

Professor Siobhan Mullally delivered a slideshow presentation & her presentation can be watched back here.

Lived Experience 

The lived experience presentations can be watched back here. 

The videos shown at the weekend meeting, as outlined in the Agenda, are below.