Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Ireland Announces Referendum for Constitutional Amendment for Gender Equality
Taoiseach and Minister O’Gorman announce holding of referendum on gender equality
The Taoiseach said:
For too long, women and girls have carried a disproportionate share of caring responsibilities, been discriminated against at home and in the workplace, objectified or lived in fear of domestic or gender-based violence.
"I am pleased to announce that the government plans to hold a Referendum this November to amend our Constitution to enshrine gender equality and to remove the outmoded reference to ‘women in the home’, in line with the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality.
h/t Prof. Julie Suk