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Mary Davis: Still a long road ahead to equality for women

Mary Davis

Published 08/03/2011 | 05:00

In 1974, Indira Gandhi said "women's education is almost more important than the education of boys and men". Her central point was that poverty can come in many forms.

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Being excluded from the mainstream is for many a corroding experience. Gender is still a form of exclusion and still a reason why women do not have opportunity or choice.

According to global research, more than twice as many women in Ireland are unhappy at work due to a lack of advancement opportunities compared to men. This research, to be launched this morning by President Mary McAleese, also found over half of women surveyed felt underpaid compared to just over one-quarter of men.

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