Archive for 2020

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on February 17, 2020

Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

 

Sexual harassment can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Yet all too often, it happens in the workplace. Congress Social Policy Office DR LAURA BAMBRICK shares some of the findings of a recent Congress survey of trade union members’ experience of sexual harassment at work.

Ahead of the International Day to End Violence against Women on November 25, a UN-designated day which kick-starts 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conducted an online survey of more than 1,300 union members with experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace.

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What life is really like living in a Direct Provision Centre - one woman's experience

Posted on January 13, 2020

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elizabeth

It's estimated that there are more than 6,000 asylum seekers living in controversial Direct Provision centres across Ireland, with around 1,400 in emergency accommodation such as hotels and B&Bs. In her blog Nigerian born, Elizabeth Adeyemo describes her experiences living in a Direct Provision Centre in Mosney, County Meath for seven years. She graduated from Maynooth and is studying for a Masters Degree at DCU.  Elizabeth calls Mosney "a decorated prison" but also says she loves this country and like other immigrants longed to be free to work, to build, to contribute and give their children a chance.

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