and Family Roles Resources
on Gender and Family Roles were asked in 1998,
2002 and 2005.
- The Equality
Commission for Northern Ireland is an independent public
body established under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, and replaces
the Equality Opportunities Commission for Northern Ireland.
Its responsibilities include discrimination based on sex
or on sexual
- The responsibility
of the Gender
Strategy Unit within the Office
of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM)
is to develop and implement a Gender Equality Strategy to tackle
inequalities between men and women, and boys and girls where
that inequality relates to their gender, marital or relationship
status, whether or not they have dependants or caring responsibilities
or are transgendered.
orientation equality issues also fall into the remit of
on the OFMDFM Research website include Gender
Equality Indicators for Northern Ireland (by Esther Breitenbach
and Yvonne Galligan), Gender
and Poverty in Northern Ireland (by Fiona Scullion and Paddy
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in Northern Ireland
(by Esther Brietenbach) and An
acceptable prejudice: Homophobic violence and harrassment in
Northern Ireland (by Neil Jarman and Alex Tennant).
Women and Equality Unit works across the UK government to
bring about measurable improvements in the position of women
which benefit society generally; and to promote equality for
all, particularly in the development and delivery of Government
policy and services.works towards the Government's objective
of ensuring that the women's agenda is at the heart of government.
- The BBC
Eyewitness site includes a section on gender equality focussing
on women in Northern Ireland, and also on sexual
Men's Project seeks to tackle the issues facing local men
Northern Ireland Assembly and Women: assessing the gender deficit,
Margaret Ward, Democratic
Dialogue, December 2000, uses data from Life and Times Survey.