Wed, 22 May 2019

Ireland higher education to adopt gender equality plan

Conor Trindle
13 Nov 2018, 05:29 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland Ireland on Monday initiated the Gender Action Plan 2018 2020: Accelerating Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions.

The Action Plan is designed to transform the Higher Education sectors gender equality performance.

The Gender Equality Taskforce was established in November 2017 to build on the work of theHEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (2016).

The Taskforce identified measures that will further accelerate progress in achieving gender equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions following on from the recommendations of the HEA Expert Group (2016).

On hand for the launch on Monday were An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mary Mitchell OConnor, Irelands Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education.

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