Controversial article in the Irish Constitution on the role of women has repeatedly criticized both inside the country and in international organizations, particularly the UN.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ireland decided to hold a referendum on an outdated provision in the Constitution, which refers to family roles for women, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.
As reported by the European true, we are talking about the abolition of article 41.2, which States that “due to its role in the family, a woman has the state’s support” and that “mothers should not have economic need to work”, for which they would have to neglect their family responsibilities. See also gender equality could increase global GDP by $ 12 trillion by 2025 – UN Secretary-General Referendum will be conducted in one day with presidential elections in October 2018.
“This year, the centennial anniversary of granting women the right to vote in Ireland, the government believes that now is a good time for abolition of article 41.2 and the beginning of the public debate on gender equality in the country”, — said the Minister of justice of Ireland, Charlie Flanagan. He added that over the 80 years since the official adoption of the Constitution, it became clear that article 41.2 “out of place in our Constitution.”
The Constitution of Ireland was adopted in 1937. Controversial article has been repeatedly criticized both inside the country and in international organizations, particularly the UN.