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Equality must also support women at home - McGuinness

March 12, 2020

Gender equality objectives must not ignore women who do not work, says Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness.

The First Vice President of the European Parliament has welcomed the new EU Gender Equality Strategy which aims to achieve a “gender-equal Europe” by 2025.

Although equality has improved in Ireland, the number of women in senior positions in business, politics and our universities remains woefully low. Mairead McGuinness says that whilst tackling those targets is important, equality should also support those women who are carers for children or relatives and are not in the workplace.

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