News for: Gender And Public Policy

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley on the rights of females with disabilities

Dr Lucy-Ann Buckley, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, spoke with Icelandic television about the importance of the government to pay special attention to women with disabilities. Watch the clip and read the accompanying article here. (Option to translate the article to English)

Whitaker Member’s Research Presented at the European Parliament

Research highlights gender and health implications of Extended Working Life policies in western countries   Members of the COST Action research network IS1409 chaired by Dr Aine Ni Leime and hosted by Christine de Largy at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at NUI Galway, presented policy briefs that represent the culmination of four years’… | Read on »

Extended Working Life policies; gender and health implications in Ireland

In recent decades the European Union has promoted Active Ageing and the OECD has strongly encouraged governments to introduce policies designed to extend working life (EWL) as a means of addressing population ageing and anticipated increased pension costs. From 2012 onwards, Ireland has introduced several such pension reforms including raising state pension age, – now… | Read on »

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 »