News for: Gender And Public Policy

COST Action IS1409 Policy Event in European Parliament, Brussels

COST Action IS1409: Gender and Health Implications of Policies to Extend Working Lives in Western Countries. The purpose of the event is to highlight the policy messages that represent the culmination of four years’ collaborative research into the gender and health implications of policies designed to extend working life. Our COST Action research network has… | Read on »

Prenuptial Agreements in Ireland

Prenuptial agreements have traditionally been considered legally void in Ireland. However, in 2007 a ministerial Study Group recommended limited legislative recognition of prenuptial agreements, in light of social and economic changes. The Study Group’s recommendations have never been implemented, and the legal recognition of prenuptial agreements remains controversial, largely due to fairness concerns, particularly in… | Read on »

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Title: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes Supervisor:  Dr Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time Closing date for applications:  22 September 2017 Details: NUI Galway’s Centre for Global for Women’s Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, is pleased to… | Read on »

2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum

The 2017-18 Whitaker Ideas Forum series begins on 13 September and takes place weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 2:00pm through 22nd November. The Whitaker Ideas Forum seminars have, to-date, showcased the diverse range of research being conducted across the Institute. The forum represents a great opportunity for early career researchers to present to their… | Read on »

Article Explores Wider Economic Impacts of Domestic Violence Against Women

The patriarchal mindset that dismisses violence against women as a “private matter” between intimate partners perpetrates an enduring damage to the economy and society. Growing scientific research, using domestic violence data from around the world, establishes that violence against women, which happens within the private sphere of the family, inflicts economic costs to households, businesses… | Read on »

What are the perspectives on ageing of mid-life women in rural Ireland?

Relatively little is known about how mid-life rural women perceive their own ageing. A recent Irish study (Herbert, 2017) shows this cohort to be highly diverse in attitude and behaviour, challenging some stereotypical gendered assumptions about mid-life women. Qualitative data were gathered by interviewing 25 women aged 45-65 years of age from diverse socio-economic, demographic,… | Read on »

Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU

Listen to new research findings on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base and other EU own resource taxes and their budgetary impact. Get to know fiscal policies that make for a fair and sustainable tax collection. Also learn about equal, socially and environmentally sustainable taxation in practice. Take part in discussions on how to create… | Read on »

CFP: Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality | June 24-26, 2016

NUI Galway will host the 25th IAFFE Annual Conference in 2016 with the conference theme “Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality”.  IAFFE invites scholars and activists of feminist inquiry to reflect on “movements” in gender equality in the broadest sense of the term. The theme opens itself up to both theoretical and political advances in feminist thinking… | Read on »

Violence against women and girls has social and economic impacts

Dr Nata Duvvury, joint leader of the Gender and Public Policy research cluster is leading a new international research project charged with calculating the social and economic costs of violence against women and girls. Her research project aims to demonstrate that the cost of violence is not just to the individual, but that it has… | Read on »