Equality and Human Rights

I am seeking equality proofing of social and economic policies and am working to support a rights-based approach to health, housing and education and legislation to ensure equality of access to these services.

I am continuing to advocate for equality between women and men and for the closing of the pay and pension gap, quality affordable childcare, resources to tackle violence against women, and repeal of the 8th Amendment. I am working to promote equality of representation in all areas of national life, including arts, sport, STEM and our educational institutions.  

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Senator Higgins’s “game changing” bill on public procurement passes second stage in Seanad.

Speaking on the 'Contract Preparation & Criteria Bill', which successfully passed sec-ond stage in the Seanad today with the government abstaining and all other parties supporting, Senator Higgins said, “Procurement is an issue which impacts everyone, from the most intimate areas of our lives to the largest infrastructure.  I believe this bill can be a game-changer for the cul-ture around how we deliver public procurement in Ireland”