Outdated sexist language must be removed from the Constitution says Bacik

Ivana Bacik TD
10 March 2022

Labour Spokesperson on Equality and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality, Ivana Bacik has today (Thursday, 10th March) said that outdated and sexist language concerning women in the Constitution must be removed by referendum.

Speaking following a meeting of the Gender Equality Committee Deputy Bacik said:

“This morning, we heard from a range of groups – namely, NWCI, IHREC, Children’s Rights Alliance and One Family – about how we must work to change the Constitution. Over the coming months, we will be working to develop the legal framework for deleting the sexist and outdated language about women in the Constitution and for inserting new text placing appropriate value on care in the home and community. Members of the Committee anticipate and expect that the Government will move to hold a referendum on this in 2023.”

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