Equality for Women Measure 2000-2007
The Equality for Women Measure 2000-2006 was a positive action programme for women, led by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and funded through the National Development Plan 2000-2006. It was designed to promote pilot initiatives aimed at improving the economic, social, cultural and political lives of women.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform introduced an additional phase of the Equality for Women Measure having a particular focus on social exclusion in rural areas. As a result, funding, including European Social Funding, was earmarked for relevant projects which aim to work with women from designated CLÁR areas. CLÁR areas are areas of rural disadvantage which have been so designated by the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
Opening Doors to Education for Women in South West Kerry
The Opening Doors to Education for Women in South West Kerry project was completed in December 2007 and funded under the CLÁR Equality for Women Measure. A variety of exciting and valuable courses were delivered under the project, from Carers' courses to computer courses as well as talks aimed at empowering women. The evaluation of the project is available to download or by post. For a copy please contact us.
Equality for Women Measure 2008-2013
The Equality for Women Measure 2008-2013 is part of the government's National Development Plan 2007-2013 and aims to build on the previous measure 2000-2007. The Dept. of Justice Equality & Law Reform has overall responsibility for the measure, which is being implemented by Pobal in collaboration with the Deptartment.
The first strand Access to Employment aims to provide women who are currently outside the labour market with the social skills, and/or education, and/or training to enable them to return to the labour market.
This project is due to finish in June 2010 and to date very successful courses have been delivered outreach in Internet and Email, Confidence & Assertiveness and Return to Learning/Study Skills.
Internet & Email Classes in the IT Roadster - Spring 2010
Ballinskelligs class Glencar Class Kells Class