Gender Equality

Like women from other minority ethnic groups, Traveller and Roma women experience both racism and sexism. This results in a poorer outcomes for Traveller and Roma women in a number of areas –

  • Traveller women have a mortality rate 5 times that of the national rate
  • Mental health is a major issue for Traveller women with a suicide rate 5 times the national rate
  • 13% of the Traveller girls complete secondary compared
    to 92% of the general population
  • Poor accommodation impacts specifically on Traveller and Roma women

Pavee Point works to promote gender equality across a broad spectrum of areas and across all our programme work.