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Labour Women establish Commission on Repeal of the 8th Amendment

Posted on December 05, 2014

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LABOUR WOMEN ESTABLISH COMMISSION ON REPEAL OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT

Labour Women, the women’s section of the Labour Party, has established a Labour Women Commission on Repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (Article 40.3.3).

This Commission is tasked with examining the best legal and political strategies to accomplish:

1. Repeal of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution in its entirety;

2. The introduction of detailed legislation providing for the circumstances in which abortion may legally take place.

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2nd - 4th December 2014

Posted on December 05, 2014

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Order of Business - Seanad Eireann 2-4th December 2014

This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120200004?opendocument

  • Homeless

  • Jonathan Corrie tragedy

  • Education & Skills

  • Junior Cycle reform

  • Strike action

  • Sexual Offences Bill

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014120300003?opendocument

  • Banking crisis motions

  • Yeats 2015

  • Jonathan Corrie

  • Dublin local authorities & NGO sector to meet Deputy Kelly on homelessness crisis

  • Closure of homeless accommodation units

  • Hooded men case

  • European Court of Human Rights

  • Women in Academia

  • Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

  • Junior cycle reform

  • Tom Collins, Irish Times

 

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Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann (18-20 November 2014)

Posted on November 21, 2014

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This week in the Order of Business – Contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik. Follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111800005?opendocument

  • An Cosan

  • Jobstown protests

  • Secondary School Teachers Union

  • Gender Equality in Third level education

  • Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014111900003?opendocument#B00100

  • Irish Water

Posted in: ConstitutionCulture & ArtsEconomyEducationEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Remembering the women who have died at the hands of a partner or ex-partner

Posted on November 20, 2014

Sen. Marie Moloney, Ciara Conway T.D, myself and Sen. Mary Moran - violence against women vigil

Today in Seanad Éireann, Leinster House we observed a minute silence and after gathered outside to remember the women who have been murdered in Ireland at the hands of a partner or an ex partner in Ireland.

For more information, perhaps you need support or would like to help Women's Aid with the important work the work that they do please check out their website.

http://www.womensaid.ie/newsevents/news/2014/11/20/remembering-stolen-lives-outside-dail-eireann-wome/  

#78 #WomensAid #violenceagainstwomen

Posted in: ChildrenEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Senator Bacik Welcomes Nomination of Josephine Feehily to Chair Policing Authority

Posted on November 13, 2014

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Senator Bacik Welcomes Nomination of Josephine Feehily to Chair Policing Authority

I would like to welcome the announcement today that Josephine Feehily is to be appointed chair of the Policing Authority.

Ms Feehily has had an impressive career as a public servant, most recently as Chair of the Revenue Commissioners, and her long track record of achievement will stand her in good stead in this challenging new role.

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Posted in: EqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSocial Policy

International abolitionist conference « Prostitution and trafficking in human beings in the world : an exploitation of the most vulnerable groups

Posted on November 12, 2014

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Today I am in Paris on behalf of the Oireachtas Justice Committee attending the CAP (Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution) Conference on prostitution and human trafficking. Powerful presentations highlighting experiences of exploitation and oppression.

http://www.womenlobby.org/news/events/article/international-abolitionist?lang=en

Posted in: ChildrenEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsResearchSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

'Ireland should adopt a ban on purchase of sex', Irish Times Opinion piece - Ivana Bacik

Posted on November 07, 2014

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'Ireland should adopt a ban on purchase of sex'

Ivana Bacik, Irish Times, Friday 7th November, 2014

Opinion: ‘Irish prostitution is highly organised and highly profitable. It is also highly exploitative’

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ireland-should-adopt-a-ban-on-purchase-of-sex-1.1991233

 

Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadWomen's Rights

Order of Business - Seanad Eireann (4-6th November 2014)

Posted on November 06, 2014

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This week in the Order of Business - contributions from Senator Ivana Bacik, follow the links for more details.

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014110400004?opendocument

  • Irish Water/Water Services Bill
  • Web Summit 2014
  • President Higgins visit to Ethiopia
  • Trade links with Africa
  • EMC (economic management council)
  • Jean-Claude Trichet's letter
  • Private Member's Bill motion - Penal Reform
  • Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Report
  • Ruhama Report - sex workers

http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/debateswebpack.nsf/takes/seanad2014110600003?opendocument

Posted in: ConstitutionCulture & ArtsEconomyEqualityEurope/InternationalHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

Mairia Cahill - Prime Time, Order of Business and Irish Independent

Posted on October 24, 2014

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This week I was on Prime Time discussing how the IRA and Sinn Fein treat sexual abuse survivors. (link attached 10 mins in). http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10335963/ #PrimeTime

Read my response when the Irish Independent asked women TD's and Senators the questions - 'Do you believe Mairia Cahill? Does the republican movement have questions to answer over its handling of sexual abuse allegations and why?' http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/mairia-cahill-what-women-tds-and-senators-say-30674870.html

And finally I spoke on the matter during the Order of Business.

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Posted in: ChildrenEqualityHuman RightsJusticeNewsSocial PolicyWomen's Rights

'Man Up' Ireland launch for Safe Ireland with guest speaker Lynn Rosenthal, White House adviser

Posted on October 22, 2014

Man Up Ireland launch

'Man Up' Ireland launch for Safe Ireland with guest speaker Lynn Rosenthal, White House adviser.

http://www.manup.ie/man-2014-launched-october-22nd/

 

 

 

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