International Women’s Day – Calendar

Solidarity Books Celebrates the 101st International Women’s Day!

A large turnout is anticipated at the Solidarity Books celebration of the 101st International Women’s Day, on Thursday 8th March.

The series of events will commence from 6pm.

Some of the events taking place during the day are:

6pm Community Dinner at Solidarity Books

7.30pm Discussion with women from Vita Cortex and others on the experiences of women workers.

8.30pm Film Showing: The Women of Brukman (2009)

A powerful documentary which tells the story of the Women (and a few men) who occupied and operated the Brukman clothing factory
when the owners deserted it during the financial crisis inArgentina of 2001. The film follows the lives of several women over a life changing 5 year period as they transform their factory and working life and inspire others to do the same.


International Women’s Day Celebration at Tigh Fili, Civic Trust House

March 8th 8pm

All Welcome

Come and listen to work by women writers and read your own – Open mic with new music by Kathryn Doehner and Claudia Schwab

NWCI Event

With President Michael D Higgins, poet Paula Meehan, Musicians and Friends

Thurs March 8th 
Registration tea/coffee 10.15 — 10.45am
Venue: NWCI, 4th Floor 2-3 Parnell sq. East, Dublin 1
Rsvp: /01- 8787248

AkiDwA conference to mark International Women’s Day


To mark International Women’s Day, AkiDwA invites you to an evening of celebrations. The theme for this year is ‘connecting young migrant women, inspiring future.’ There will be a line of activities on the day that include launch of AkiDwA new Strategic Plan 2012-2015 by Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Maria Parodi, speakers panel, screening of a video clip  featuring young migrant women in Ireland discussing their future hopes and dreams, a fashion show, and other entertainment.


Date:             Thursday, 8 March 2012

Venue:           Dublin City Hall, 52 Dame Street, Dublin 2            


Time:             5pm – 9pm

Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, contact Amaka at / 01 81485821, 086 3096859, or visit .

Established in 2001 by a group of African women, AkiDwA is a network of migrant women living in Ireland. AkiDwA vision is a just society where there is equal opportunity and equal access to resources in all aspects of society, social, cultural, economic, civic and political. Our mission is to promote equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland. 


Schedule for International Women’s Day 2012

Monday the 5th of March

11am – 1pm at the Clare Training Resource Centre

Fabric Art with Martina Hynan in preparation for “Join us on the Bridge Campaign”.  T-shirts decorated on this morning will be worn for the Join Me on the Bridge event on International Women’s Day

7pm at the Old Ground Hotel

‘Let’s talk about Cancer’ Fiona Treacy – Cervical Smear Unit;  Aileen Delaney – My Story;  Gort Cancer Support Centre – information, services & alternative therapies; Mary Skerrit – Rights & entitlements

Tuesday 6th of March

8pm to 9.30pm at St. Flannan’s College, Ennis

Women’s Sporting Event with Clare Intercultural Network

Aerobics 8.00pm to 8.30pm

Women’s Futsal 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday 7th March

7.30pm at the West County Hotel, Ennis

Public event, open to all about Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues.  Guest speakers will talk about the following issues;  female to male, male to female gender transition; homophobia; bullying; bi-sexuality; stigma and stereotyping; personal stories.  If you or anyone you know are affected by any of the above, you are very welcome to this event.

Thursday 8th March (International Women’s Day)

1pm to 2pm at Knox’s Bridge, Ennis

Now in it’s third year, the Join me on the Bridge campaign started in 2010 when women fromCongoandRwandajoined together on the bridge connecting their two countries, showing that they could build the bridges of peace and hope for the future. This action sparked a massive global movement, and last year they were joined by thousands of people on hundreds of bridges worldwide.  This is open to all ages and genders so join us in solidarity with others across the globe.

7pm to 8pm Old Ground Hotel

Introductory talk about International Women’s Day

Launch of ‘Excelling Women Network’ a new intercultural group for women in Ennis

8pm Music and song

Song with Kate Njoku

Global songs with Suara Community Singing group

Dance with Armella Doyle

Wexford Women Celebrating International Womens Day

Saturday 10th March

Fusion Cafe, North Main St, 2pm – 4.30pm

Music, Song, Dance, Readings, Soap Box, Crafts and CAKE!!!!!!


Public information meeting to mark 20th anniversary of the X Case and to highlight legislation campaign

Wednesday 7th March at 7.30pm, Kirwan Lecture Thetare, NUI Galway

The Galway branch of the united Left Alliance will hold a public meeting to mark the twentieth anniversary of the X Case and to publicise the Medical Treatment Bill 2012, which will give legislative effect to the ruling made by the Supreme Court in the case.

The public meeting will hear from three distinguished speakers, and will be chaired by local activist and ULA chairperson Dette McLoughlin.

Dr. Niamh Reilly, who is a senior lecturer at NUI Galway and a co-director of the University’s Global Women’s Studies programme will speak about the political, legal and social contexts that led to the X Case.

Midwife and activist Mary Smith has worked as a nurse with Dublin’s Well Woman Centre and as a research office with the crisis pregnancy agency and will highlight the experiences of women who have affected by the lack of legislation and clarity with regard to lifesaving abortion.

Therese Caherty is co-convenor of the Open Feminist Forum and a member of the Action on X campaign group. She will discuss the Bill and its provisions, as well as the political process that will be required to see it become law.

Cindy Sheehan

US Anti-War Activist

Two Talks in Dublin on IWD, Thursday 8th March

 6pm:  Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin (SIPTU)

8pm: J.S. Synge Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin (AI Society, TCD)

The death of son, Casey, who was killed during the Iraq War, drew Cindy Sheehan into anti-war activism. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 when she camped outside President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch to protest against the war. Cindy visits Ireland March 4-18, 2012 to talk about her anti-war activities and also highlight the case of the Cuban Five incarcerated in US prisons. She will meet two of Ireland’s Nobel Peace Laureates, Mairead Maguire and John Hume, to update them on the situation of the five men who were involved in actions to bring about peace between their country, Cuba, and the US.

Info: Bernie Dwyer 0862253698, Chairperson, Free the Cuban Five Campaign Ireland

Connecting girls, inspiring futures:  The Health and Social Consequences of Violence Against Women and Girls

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin – Thursday 8 March 2 – 4:30 PM

The Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence and the Irish Forum for Global Health are hosting a joint ‘Health Dialogues’ public seminar to mark International Women’s Day 2012. The issue of violence against women and girls remains a large public health challenge. Our speaker from the World Health Organisation, Dr Avni Amin, will present recent international research findings on the health and social consequences of violence against women and girls from many countries, including offering some insights about intergenerational effects. Ms Xusein from AkiDwA will then present some research and highlight policy implications on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), in the context of the situation for migrant women in Ireland who have undergone FGM.

To help indicate numbers please RSVP to: by the 6th of March

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