Citizens' Assembly on
5 December 2020
Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality
Second Work & Social Protection Meeting
The Assembly met online on 5 December. This meeting focused on the following topic from the Oireachtas resolution: ‘To identify and dismantle economic and salary norms that result in gender inequalities, and reassess the economic value placed on work traditionally held by women and ‘To scrutinise the structural pay inequalities that result in women being disproportionately represented in low pay sectors’
[The topic of Work and Social Protection was covered on 14 November and 5 December. Click here for more information on the 14 November meeting.]
The Agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.
Please note that the information in the presentations and papers and its interpretation is based on the specialist expertise of the speakers who are independent of the Assembly and its Chair and Secretariat.
Members give feedback from breakout rooms. Each breakout group nominated a member to give feedback from their discussion.
A transcript is available here and a video can be viewed below.
Dr Catherine Day opened the morning session. Her opening remarks can be viewed below.
Dr Mary Murphy and Dr Adele Whelan answered questions posed by Assembly members during a Q&A session. The video can be watched below.
Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University
Dr Mary Murphy delivers her presentation on Work and Social Protection, which was accompanied by a slideshow presentation. Dr Murphy also provided papers on Making activation work for Women, A Women’s model for social welfare reform, The Future of the Irish Social Welfare System: Participation and Protection (NESC) and Pensions: What Women want.
Advocacy panel: Work & Pay
A video of this discussion can be viewed below.
A paper has been submitted by each speaker and can be accessed by clicking on their name.
Dr Catherine Day introduced the afternoon session. Her remarks can be viewed below.
The citizens then moved into their breakout groups.
After their discussions, members returned for a plenary session where Dr Catherine Day concluded the Second Work meeting.
The Chair’s closing remarks can be viewed below.
Citizens also received a summary paper prepared by the Secretariat.
Additional questions for speakers