Real Life Stories
Every day, 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum with 99% of all maternal deaths occurring in developing countries. Maternal mortality is higher in women living in rural areas and among poorer communities.
Women in Ireland were allowed to vote for the first time in the general election of 1918. However, they had to be over 30 years of age and land-owners, a restriction that wasn’t lifted until 10 years later in 1928.
In Ireland, the highest rates of discrimination are reported by people from minority ethnic backgrounds and unemployed people (SOURCE: CSO).
There are 168 million children worldwide trapped in child labour, accounting for almost 11 percent of the overall child population.
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 to protect future generations from the repeat of gross human rights abuses that took place during World War II, particularly the Holocaust.
Up to 1976, women in Ireland were unable to own their homes outright. The laws in force at the time meant women had no right to share the family home and a woman’s husband could sell their property without her consent.
The most common grounds identified by people who experience discrimination in Ireland are age and race (SOURCE: CSO).
The gender pay gap in Ireland is 14.4 per cent. In other words, women in Ireland are paid over 14 per cent less than men.
From September 2016, men in Ireland will be entitled – by law – to two weeks of paternity leave following the birth or adoption of a child.
19% of adults in Ireland say they have no understanding of their rights under Irish equality law (SOURCE: CSO).
There are currently 607 families in homeless accommodation in Dublin.
At least one in 10 adults of working age have a disability.