International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, a look back at reaction to the report of the first Commission on the Status of Women in Ireland from RTÉ News in 1973.

Maureen Killeavy is concerned that female unskilled and semi-skilled workers may not get equal pay. Nuala Fennell of Action Information Motivation (AIM) has reservations on recommendations dealing with family maintenance legislation. Gemma Hussey of the Women's Progressive Association thinks that all women should read the report and that women have a duty to join political parties and take part in politics and public life.

Reporter Olivia O'Leary concludes that how far this report's "recommendations go to becoming a reality depends not only on government readiness to implement them, but it also depends on a change to public attitudes and an end to centuries of prejudice."

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