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Voting Weekend - Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality

The Assembly met online on 17 & 18 April 2021. 

The focus of the final weekend meeting was on agreeing the draft ballot paper and voting. To note in order to organise discussion sessions the ballot paper was broke into blocs as outlined below. Some blocs were agreed on Saturday and others on Sunday. E-voting also took place on both days.

The Agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.

SATURDAY 17 APRIL

Saturday’s plenary sessions can be viewed here and the transcript of the meeting is available here.

Process to develop ballot paper

In order to develop the ballot paper members were sent a draft ballot paper on Gender Equality Principles, Leadership, Education and Norms before the meeting in a survey. They were asked to provide feedback on these recommendations and also had the opportunity to table further recommendations they wished to be included.

From these responses the ballot paper was revised. The changes to the ballot paper at this stage can be found here.  The Chair explained these changes here.

Members were sent this revised ballot paper in advance of the April meeting which can be found here. Members were then given the opportunity to discuss the ballot paper in Blocs on Saturday 17 April and provide feedback to the Assembly. Feedback was communicated through the facilitator on each table.

The changes to the Ballot paper during this session can be found here. At the end of the discussions members were polled if they wanted these changes on the ballot paper and to agree the ballot paper.

The final ballot questions voted on are available here (questions 15 - 31). 

SUNDAY 18 APRIL

Sunday's plenary sessions can be viewed here and the transcript of the meeting is available here.

Process to develop ballot paper

In order to develop the ballot paper members were sent a draft ballot paper on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence, Pay and Working Conditions, Social protection & Pensions in a survey before the meeting. They were asked to provide feedback on these draft recommendations and also had the opportunity to table further recommendations they wished to be included. From these responses the ballot paper was revised.

The changes to the ballot paper at this stage can be found here and the Chair explained these changes here.

Members were sent this revised ballot paper in advance of the April meeting which can be found here. Members were then given the opportunity to discuss the ballot paper in Blocs on Sunday 18 April and provide feedback to the Assembly. Feedback was communicated through the facilitator on each table.

The changes to the Ballot paper during this session can be found here. At the end of the discussions members were polled if they wanted these changes on the ballot paper and to agree the ballot paper.

The final ballot questions voted on are available here (questions 32-49 )