Reaction in 1973 to the publication of a report by the first Commission on the Status of Women in Ireland.
- Title Status of Women Report
- 1st Broadcast 09/05/2013
- ContributorOlivia O'Leary (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:24
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "An End to Centuries of Prejudice"
- Extended description
The first Commission on the Status of Women was set up by the Irish government in 1970 with Dr Thekla Beere as chair. It found there was much inequality in the treatment of women in Irish society.
Following the publication of the commission's final report in 1973, RTÉ News gets the reactions of several women activists.
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."
A news item on the final report by the first Commission on the Status of Women.
It was broadcast on RTÉ News on 9 May 1973.
- Local keywords Women, Council for the Status of Women, Equality, Maureen Killeavy, Nuala Fennell, Gemma Hussey, Action Information Motivation, Women's Progressive Association, Thekla Beere
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1973
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N129/0073B
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
Broadcast - 22/05/1971
Clip Length - 00:02:18
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Clip Length - 00:03:24
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