Women must have equal opportunities

Lagan River Sinn Féin spokeswoman Keara Downey has said women must have equal opportunities and access to their chosen career paths.

“Unfortunately despite all the laws to stop discrimination against women in the workplace, women still face many barriers in their chosen career paths,” she said.

“Community-based organisations have played a positive role in supporting and encouraging women to participate in training with the potential to lead to employment in traditionally male-dominated sectors.”

“We must have equal opportunities.”