A Review of Gender Issues in Northern Ireland (PDF) by Michael Potter was published by the Northern Ireland Assembly in January 2014.
The paper’s findings include:
Women are under-represented across all major positions of political, economic, social and judicial power. This demonstrates a gender-related systemic impediment to access to decision-making. Certain policy decisions, such as budget reductions, appear to differentially impact on women more than men.
Updates to the Gender Equality Strategy have not demonstrated significant change in the position of women in Northern Ireland over time.