Goodbye and Thank You from the Equality Budgeting Campaign

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The Equality Budgeting campaign, set up in 2012 to seek reforms to the budget process, is today announcing its cessation. Having achieved its main goal of a government commitment to Equality Budgeting, the campaign is happy to hand over the reins of Equality Budgeting to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, which is tasked,… Read more »

Equality Budgeting Submission to CEDAW


Clara Fischer and Louise Bayliss of The Equality Budgeting Campaign recently travelled to Geneva to make a submission to the CEDAW committee. CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Ireland’s human rights record under CEDAW will be examined in February, so now is an important time to highlight… Read more »

Noonan has Chance to End Ireland’s Anti-Women Budgets

Noonan has chance to end Ireland’s anti-women budgets Austerity budgets disproportionately disadvantaged women, research shows

Austerity budgets disproportionately disadvantaged women, research shows Our campaign founder, Clara Fischer, writes in the Irish Times 10/10/16; Budget 2017 will be unveiled tomorrow. In March next year Ireland’s performance on the protection of women’s human rights will be assessed by the United Nations. The former will have a direct effect on the latter. For… Read more »

Lone Parents and the Need for Equality Budgeting – Irish Times Article

Lone parent Michelle McFarland from Kildare and her 14 year old daughter - she says she faces cuts of up to €140 a week.

  The Irish Times recently published an article by one of our campaign co-ordinators, Dr. Clara Fischer. Fischer highlights equality budgeting as a solution to the increasing pressures and inequality faced by lone parents in Ireland: “While other countries routinely use impact assessments and equality-proofing as part of the policy process and, importantly, before decisions… Read more »

Budget 2014 Press Release

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Press Release For Immediate Release, 15.10.2013 Equality Budgeting Campaign: Budget 2014 Again Lacks Equality Focus The Equality Budgeting Campaign today responded to Budget 2014, highlighting the lack of equality analysis accompanying the budget. Dr Clara Fischer, spokesperson for the campaign, said that “we are disappointed that the government has again not included a detailed equality… Read more »

Equality Budgeting offers a “Fair Slice” outside Leinster House

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On the 25th of September Equality Budgeting campaigners offered TD’s and citizens alike a ‘fair slice’ of their tiered equality cake. TDs and senators also signed our equality proofing statement board. See below for some fun shots of the day! Our ‘Equality Cake’. If Equality Budgeting were to be introduced, we would see a less… Read more »

Saoirse Brady: Human rights should be placed at the heart of budgetary decisions

Image of pink piggy bank smashed open to reveal an array of Euro coins.

Around 6.9 per cent of the Irish population live in consistent poverty; in order to break the cycle and support dignified living, the government needs to listen to the people affected, writes Saoirse Brady. Under the EU-IMF financial assistance programme, the Irish State continues to seek savings of €440 million within its social welfare budget…. Read more »

Campaign Groups Responds to Equal Status (Amendment) Bill Vote

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Campaign Groups Responds to Equal Status (Amendment) Bill Vote First Step Toward More Equitable Ireland Achieved The Equality Budgeting Campaign, a group of over 30 civil society organisations, has responded to yesterday’s vote on the Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013. The bill, which was tabled by Sinn Féin, would have placed a positive duty on… Read more »