"An End to Centuries of Prejudice"

EXHIBITION : WOMEN IN IRISH SOCIETY

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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
  • Contributor
    Olivia 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."

  • Information

    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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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)
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