Published on Monday12thNovember2018

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister Mitchell O’Connor launch Gender Equality Action Plan for Higher Education Institutions 2018-2020

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with Minister of State Mary Mitchell O'Connor and Marie O'Connor, Chair of the Gender Equality Taskforce with Fearless Girl, a State Street statue representing gender parity. 

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and  Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education today (12th Nov 2018) will launch the Gender Action Plan 2018 – 2020: Accelerating Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions.  The Action Plan is designed to transform the Higher Education sector’s gender equality performance.

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