Sinn Féin MLA Michelle O’Neill has said there can be no place for sexism or any form of discrimination in public life.
Michelle O’Neill said:
“As political leaders we have a duty and a responsibility to lead by example.
“There is a clear need for more women in public life and there is an onus on women in political leadership to empower women to encourage greater participation in public life.
“There can be no room in our society for sexism, misogyny, racism, homophobia or any form of discrimination.
“There is no right or wrong way to look and women are in positions of leadership because we belong, representing everyone equally.”