Women for Election were asked to present to the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality and made our presentation in November 2020.
We were delighted to see our 3 proposals included in the final recommendations of the Assembly.
- Legislate for a quota system to be extended to local and Seanad elections. Parties should be required to ensure at least 40% of their election candidates are of each gender.
- Introduce additional targets to improve diversity within our political system. And to help ensure that we continue to help and support women to run for election.
- An entitlement to maternity/adoptive leave should be introduced for all elected TDs, Senators and Councillors.
The report of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality was published in April 2021.