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What is Gender Equality?

Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including in economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aims and needs of women and men are equally valued and favoured.


Gender Equality Division


Our work includes improving female representation at work, in politics, in public appointments and on company boards, tackling violence against women and girls, and engaging with women to strengthen their voice in government.  

Please visit our website where you will find more information about what we do.


Government policy on gender equality

Government policy in this area includes:


Contact details:

Address: Gender Equality Division
  Department of Justice
  2nd Floor, Bishop’s Square
  Redmond’s Hill
  Dublin 2
  D02 TD99
Phone (main reception): + 353 1 479-0200
Lo-Call: 1890 555-509