Saturday 18 November 2017

Manning up to create a safer and fairer world for women

Picture posed. Thinkstock Images
Picture posed. Thinkstock Images

Ruairi McKiernan

Shocking figures revealed by the 'Just One Day' campaign show that on one day last year, 467 women and 229 children in Ireland sought support due to domestic violence. In India recently, two teenage sisters were raped and left to hang from a tree. In California, a young man went on a killing spree as revenge against women who wouldn't have sex with him. In Leitrim, a young woman claims to have been gang raped by men on a stag weekend.

It's clear that the latest debate on gender is badly needed and we all need to get involved.

Ireland has come a long way since women were allowed the right to vote 100 years ago, or just over 40 years ago when women had to give up their jobs if they got married.

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