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International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Page Updated: 13th July 2022

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is "Break the Bias".

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. More information can be found here.

The Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges from the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021:

The UCD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion unit, in conjunction with the UCD Sutherland School of Law and Equality Studies Centre, is delighted to invite you to "The Gender Pay Gap in Higher Education Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges from the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021", an online event taking place on Monday 7th March 2022, 11.30am - 1.30pm.

With this online webinar, UCD will mark the 2022 International Women’s Day by discussing a recent legislative initiative that could have a crucial role in advancing gender equality for women living in Ireland in the next years, the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021. The webinar will offer a forum to analyse the opportunities and challenges that arise from this piece of legislation to effectively tackle the Gender Pay Gap, with a particular focus on its potential impact and implementation in the Higher Education sector.

The webinar will help understand the context in which the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 was adopted, with reference to comparative experiences in other European countries and to the EU Directive Proposal that is currently under consideration. IHREC’s Chief Commissioner, Ms Sinead Gibney, will also provide guidance on the Act and will explain the role IHREC can play in promoting effective implementation and enforcement of the Act. Additionally, the webinar will offer practical views on what Higher Education institutions are already doing to tackle the GPG and how the Act can be effectively implemented in this sector.

UCD EDI will also take this opportunity to launch its Annual Report 2020/2021 and to share findings from its EDI Survey 2021. Speakers on the day will include:

  • Chair: Dr. Marie Moran (Assistant Professor in Equality Studies and Social Justice, Director of the UCD Equality Studies Centre)
  • Tristan Aitken (Chief People Officer and Director of SIRC & Legal Services, UCD)
  • Sinéad Gibney (IHREC Chief Commissioner)
  • Marcellina Fogarty (UCD Strategic Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager)
  • Dr. Sara Benedí Lahuerta (Lecturer/Assistant Professor, UCD School of Law)
  • Aoife Cooke, Head of Equal Opportunities, NUI Galway
  • Maura McGinn (Director of Institutional Research, UCD)

More information on the UCD Equality Studies Centre can be found here.

More information on the UCD EDI Unit can be found here

If you missed the event, you can watch the webinar in full here:

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie