“On Our Way”
Four Women leave their homes in Africa to travel on a long and dangerous journey to Ireland.
The Capoeira/ Tae Chai Space, Douglas St., Cork
Doors @ 6pm, starts at 6:30
SIPTU Conference – One Struggle – Women Workers
IWWU – Plaque Commeration
National Women’s Council Ireland
Dublin City Public Libraries
Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Labour Women Event
To co-incide with Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, Labour Women and PES Women would like to invite you to an open discussion on issues facing women in Europe. This is a free event and is open to all and lunch will be provided.
Register at this link: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5502054794
Session 1; ‘Women & Media’
According to a study carried out by the National Women’s Council of Ireland, fewer than 1 in 4 voices heard on the Irish air waves are women’s voices. This session is an open discussion centering on the challenges facing women in media from the perspectives of women in the news and the women who make the news. Speakers include Margaret E Ward, founder of “Women on Air” and Tuula Peltonen, Member of the Finnish Parliament, where she is the chairperson of the women’s network.
Session 2: Women in Decision Making – Politics and the labour market
Just one in six of our TD’s are women. Women are also significnatly under represented at the highest level of business and in the leadership of the trade union movement. This session is an open discussion centering around the difficulties faced by women getting to the highest level of decision making both in politics and the labour market. Speakers include Senator and Acedemic Ivana Bacick and the ‘ Women for Election’ group who have campaigned for gender quota’s for candidates in Dail elections.
Session 3: Women as Objects : European Response to Human Trafficking and the Sex Trade’
Human Trafficking for the sex trade has become an issue accross europe. This session is an open discussion around how this issue can be addressed. Speakers include Marja Bijl who has spent the last number of years as the head of a Dutch anti-trafficking charity and the Turn of the Red Light Campaign
Women with Disabilities demand Dignity
& Equality on International Women’s day
There are over a billion people with disabilities on the planet. Approximately half of them are women with disabilities. We are grandmothers, mothers, partners, lovers and sisters. We are seldom seen in many aspects of our communities. We as women with disabilities are by and large an invisible group in society. Our invisibility is partly due to the multiple forms of discrimination and the intersectionality of disability and gender.
As women with disabilities we feel it’s important that we come together to celebrate International Women’s Day through music, poetry readings and a good ould music session. We will have a brief discussion on Women with Disabilities in the Arts
We as women with disabilities want to make this an annual event to come together and celebrate us!
If you know a woman with a disability let her know this is happening.
We invite supporters & friends to help us celebrate International Women’s day
RSVP by Thursday the 7th March 5pm
When: Friday 8th March 2013
Where: 21 Hill Street, Dublin 1 (just off North Great Georges St)
Time: 6pm to 9pm
More information? Phone or Text Mary T Cahill 083-3005571