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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 December 2014

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Questions (269)

Niall Collins


269. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the actions his Department has taken to allow for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention; if his Department has any engagement with the Department of Justice and Equality on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48579/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department operates within the national policy framework regarding gender equality, including in relation to preventing and combating violence against women.  It also takes part in the Inter-Departmental Committee, chaired by the Department of Justice and Equality, charged with monitoring the implementation of the National Women’s Strategy, which includes two objectives aimed at preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, namely : -  

Objective 11: To protect women from bullying and harassment in the workplace, and,

Objective 12: To combat violence against women through improved services for victims together with effective prevention and prosecution.

Question No. 270 answered with Question No. 254.