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Blogs by Lucy Gaffney Maguire

Are men more conflict-prone?

Lucy Gaffney Maguire The recent murder in Dublin, Ireland of Aisling Murphy elicited much outrage, media coverage, and government promises to address gender-based violence (GBV). The Irish Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee promised that her murder would be a ‘watershed’ moment for GBV in Ireland. Outlining a plan with four pillars of Prevention, Protection, Prosecution,…

Breaking the bias – it’s not just a slogan.

Lucy Gaffney Maguire March 8th is International Women’s Day (IWD), and this year the theme is #breakthebias. Of course, this hashtag is rousing – it’s easy to say and remember. But, what does it mean? If bias is an unbalanced, prejudiced leaning towards a particular point of view, person, or group of people, then in…

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