The National Strategy of Women and Girls 2017 -2020: creating a better society for all. Department of Justice and Equality, July 2017.
The National Strategy of Women and Girls has been developed by the Government with over 130 actions to provide a vital framework for action to address the remaining obstacles to women’s equality in Ireland. It aims to respond to women’s needs across a range of identities and situations.
The strategy’s vision is “an Ireland where all women can enjoy equality with men and can achieve their full potential, while enjoying a safe and fulfilling life”. The overall aim of the strategy is to change attitudes and practices that prevent women and girls’ full education, employment and public life at all levels.
The policy framework focuses on the following outcomes:
Women and girls in Ireland should:
-enjoy economic security and equal socio-economic opportunity with men and boys
-experience improved physical and mental health
-exercise equal and active citizenship
-participate equally in leadership in all areas of Irish life
-experience a reduction in gender-based violence
And, as well, the Irish Government must take into account a gender-based perspective.
In addition to this policy, the Government also provide a framework of laws for equal treatment of women and girls.
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