The Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality (the Assembly) will meet remotely tomorrow (Saturday January 16) to discuss the topic of ‘Care’.
The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting (full agenda set out below) looks at areas such as early years parental care, and the social responsibility for care.
The 100 members are meeting online and will receive video presentations, hold private roundtable discussions and publicly present feedback on their deliberations. Among the presentations to the citizens to assist in their deliberations and discussions tomorrow are:
- Dr Ursula Barry from University College Dublin on Placing the Care Economy at the centre of Irish society.
- Professor Nóirín Hayes from Trinity College Dublin on Gender Equality: Caring for Children
- Teresa Heeney from Early Childhood Ireland on the Pathways to Better Prospects study.
- Personal stories
- Advocacy group panel
The presentations to the Assembly, as well as feedback from members on their deliberations, will be made available during the day on www.citizensassembly.ie . Due to the online nature of this meeting live streaming of sessions will not take place, but broadcasts of the public sessions will be made available on the website shortly after they have concluded.
Chairperson of the Assembly, Dr Catherine Day said: “The Oireachtas resolution that established the Assembly asked us to examine the social responsibility of care and women and men’s co-responsibility for care, especially within the family. The current Covid crisis has brought these issues even more to the forefront and reinforced the importance of our work on this issue. We will also cover early years parental care following on from previous discussions we had on work-life balance at our December meeting. I am looking forward to a lively discussion on Saturday and I would encourage the public to engage with our work online on our website and twitter account where there is a wealth of information and videos related to the broad range of topics we have covered so far.”
Sabrina D’Angelo, Q4PR
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Notes to Editor:
10 am Welcome & introduction Chair
10.10am Icebreaker video
Session publicly available with time delay(video available at approx. 10.45am)
10.15 am Presentation by Ursula Barry– Placing the Care Economy at the Centre of Irish Society
10.25 am Q & A with Ursula Barry & Nóirín Hayes
Session publicly available with time delay (video available at approx. 11.30 am)
10.50am Breakout room discussion:
13.30 Welcome back Chair
Session publicly available with time delay(video available at approx. 14.00)
13.35 Breakout room discussion
Pause in discussion for video: Personal stories
15.20 Closing remarks Chair
Session publicly available with time delay(video available at approx. 16.00
Breakout room feedback video
This will be recorded immediately after the meeting and tweeted out as soon as it is available.
Text from resolution
- – Recognise the importance of early years parental care and seek to facilitate greater work-life balance;
- – Examine the social responsibility of care and women and men’s co-responsibility for care, especially within the family;
These will be published on the website at 10 am
- Dr. Ursula Barry – Placing the CARE economy at the Centre of Irish Society (2 videos)
- Professor Nóirín Hayes – Gender Equality; Caring for Children
- Teresa Heeney, Early Childhood Ireland on ‘Pathways to Better Prospects’ study
- Dr. Pauline Cullen – Summary of public submissions on Care
- Advocacy panel: Zoe Hughes Care Alliance Ireland; Orla O’Connor National Women’s Council of Ireland, Tanya Ward, Children’s Rights Alliance. Moderator: Cathal McCoille
- Advocacy: Dr. Meredith Raley, Disability Federation of Ireland
- Personal experience: Damien Douglas, Aisling Glynn, Brendan Courtney. Moderator: Rory O’Donnell
About the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality:
The Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality (the Assembly) was established by a resolution of the Oireachtas.
Membership of the Assembly consists of 100 people entitled to vote at a referendum, including the Chairperson, Dr. Catherine Day. Further details on the Citizens’ Assembly website.
The Citizens’ Assembly can also be found on Twitter @CitizAssembly and on YouTube: The Citizens’ Assembly