The Irish government has launched a Gender Equality Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions to overcome the inequality in the sector.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister of Higher Education Mary Mitchell O CinsiyetConnor launched the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020 on Monday in Ireland Promoting Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions.
The Action Plan is designed to transform the gender equality performance of the higher education sector.
Gender Equality Taskforce was established in November 2017 and identified important measures to accelerate progress in gender equality.
Data analyzes conducted by Taskforce have shown that, with current trends, institutions continue with current practices, a gender balance of 40% may be achieved for more than 20 years.
In the 2013-2017 period, there was a marginal improvement of 1-2% in the university sector; this rate increased from 18% in 2013 to 24% in 2017.
Meanwhile, 51% of lecturers are held by women.
Taoiseach said the government is committed to closing the gender-based wage gap in Ireland.
”We know that diversity and wide representation lead to better decision-making and a more productive environment and workforce,“ he said.
Eder The government undertakes equality between men and women; we have issued the law on gender differences in wages, we offer paid parental leave for both parents, we raise childcare more affordable and standards, and do more to encourage women to the judiciary and to the boards of the State.
Uz Now we want to make sure that we have a more effective and inclusive higher education sector.
Ve Women role models in authority positions will encourage and inspire girls to pursue high-level jobs in their future workplace.
. We can't trust others to change the status quo, we just can't wait for things to change over time.
Da I would like to thank Taskforce for their duties; The third level provided us with a roadmap to create a real change in our sector. "
Ms. Mitchell OuConnor said she set ambitious goals, but has a history of change in Ireland.
”This Action Plan outlines and outlines a comprehensive strategic approach that will help strengthen a gender equality culture in HEIs for all staff, academic and professional, management and support staff at all levels, Plan he said.
Tir Gender discrimination at the professor level is an important metric that is used internationally to compare countries and clearly reflects the scope of the problem in the academic environment.
, I insist on institutions that set ambitious goals for one year, three years and five years.
24 I want 40% of the professors in our institutions to be women until 2024.
Var Ireland has a record of influencing change in key policy initiatives.
It We have shown our determination to remove the same sex marriage referendum as equality and diversity and, in fact, the 8th article that will affect women, including this year's referendum.
Ey I know that the goals in this report will affect the actual change.
”Gender inequality has no place in the higher education system.“– Press Association