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Our Research

The Centre houses a formal Research Unit which was initially funded for three years by Atlantic Philanthropies in 2004. The aim of the Research Unit of CGWS is to undertake socially relevant research from a feminist perspective, asking challenging questions about the type of society we have and the type of society we wish to create. Its overall focus is on issues of equality/inequality with specific emphasis on:

  • Women and Ambition
  • Issues of Work Life Balance
  • Education and Gender Equity
  • Change and Diversity in Family Structures
  • Gender and Ageing
  • Barriers and Facilitators to Women's Advancement
  • Masculinities
  • Sexualities
  • Human Rights

The Research Unit has competed successfully for tenders from the government, state agencies and the voluntary sector from organisations such as the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Department of Education and Science, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Irish Human Rights Commission, and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency.

For more information about research taking place through the CGWS, please browse through our current and past projects.


Last updated 9 December 2011 Email: lawlessc@tcd.ie (Email).