Posts Tagged: Equality Budgeting

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

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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 »

Budget 2014 Press Release

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Two pairs of hands holding open the 2014 budget documents

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 »

Civil society forum in response to Budget 2014

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Programme of events for the NGO budget response event.

The Equality Budgeting Campaign and the Free Legal Advice Centre will be hosting a civil society forum in response to Budget 2014. The event will be held Thursday, 17th October, in the Mansion House from 2 – 4.15pm. The event coincides with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and we invite you to join… Read more »

Equality Budgeting offers a “Fair Slice” outside Leinster House

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Tiered wedding cake

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

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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 Group Welcomes Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013

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Campaign Group Welcomes Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013 Time to put policy ahead of politics to ensure Ireland brought in line with other jurisdictions A group of over 30 civil society organisations, the Equality Budgeting Campaign, today welcomed the launch of Sinn Féin’s Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013. The new bill proposes a radical overhaul… Read more »

Video: TASC presentation on Equality Budgeting

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Click this image to view the presentation made by TASC at the Equality Budgeting Seminar.

In this video Nat O’Connor from independent think tank TASC talks about some of the economic arguments for equality and Equality Budgeting. English subtitles available if you click the ‘Turn On Captions’ option.

Nessa Childers MEP writes on Equality Budgeting Seminar

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Portrait photo of Nessa Childers M.E.P.

The original version of the below article is found on Nessa Childer’s website. Nessa attends seminar in Dublin hosted by the Equality Budget Campaign.   Held last Saturday 20 April, the seminar laid out in plain language the effect that the economic downturn is having on the every day lives of working people and added further… Read more »