Communication and Events Executive Opportunity

Women for Election is seeking a passionate Communications and Events Executive to develop our message and help reach our goal of gender parity in Irish politics. This is a great opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic team looking to change the face of politics in Ireland. A key staff member, reporting to the […]

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Fundraising Executive Women for Election is seeking an energetic, dynamic Fundraising Executive with excellent communication skills and a strong network of contacts to help the organisation realise their ambitions and deliver a robust fundraising programme. Please download the job description pdf. Location: Women for Election, 36 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Remote working is an option […]

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Event notice: Communicating Europe with Women for Election, Sligo, February 28th, 6pm

This event was made possible by the Communicating Europe Initiative. Date: 28th February, 2019 Time: 6pm to 8pm Location: The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 NCA4 Google Maps Event: Join Women for Election in Sligo on the evening of February 28th for a panel discussion on Europe with MEP Marian Harkin, Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO of the Longford Women’s Link, Fiona Meehan of […]

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Global organizations promoting women in politics

Here is a list of organisations throughout the world which promote women in leadership. This is not a conclusive list and we will add to it from time to time. Please email hello@womenforelection.ie if you want us to add an organisation. International: http://www.politicalinstituteforwomen.org/ – global education organization that offers non-partisan courses for political candidates, professionals, […]

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The GEPLE Project: Gender Equality Political Leadership Education

Women-For-Election from GEPLE on Vimeo. In October 2015, a collaborative project was established with support from ERASMUS+. Its aims? To share resources and knowledge to develop best practices and increase female representation in political life. Groups from across Europe, and one partner from the United States, came together to share their knowledge with each other and create […]

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Alison Cowzer, Chairperson of Women for Election

Women for Election welcomes Alison Cowzer as new Chairperson

Alison Cowzer appointed chairperson of Women for Election. Women for Election wishes to extend a warm welcome to our new Chairperson, Alison Cowzer. Alison succeeds Michelle O’Donnell-Keating, one of our co-founders. Alison is a longtime supporter of Women for Election. In her role as Chairperson she will liaise with our CEO Ciairín de Buis in […]

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We’re Hiring a Communications and Events Executive!

We have a great opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic team looking to change the face of politics in Ireland. A key staff member, reporting to the CEO, the Communications and Events Executive will grow and develop the profile of Women For Election and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and supporters of Women […]

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Happy International Women’s Day

We have a lot to celebrate this International Women’s Day as 2018 represents a historic opportunity to mark social progress towards gender equality and motivate us to achieve full equality. February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This law gave women of property over the age of 30 the […]

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The 2012 Electoral Amendment Act requires that each sex makes up at least 30% of a party's candidates.

Below is the effect of gender quotas on the 2016 General Election compared to the 2011 figures.

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Interesting read on attempts to tackle sexism in Australian politics... We must challenge the gendered systems that have created barriers for women attempting to enter politics #MoreWomen

A fascinating interview with @MonicaBelfast, one of the two women who were involved in the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. She describes about how she fought for her seat at the negotiating table. #MoreWomen

A visual representation of the lack of diversity in world politics today- Despite making up over 50% of the population of Ireland, only 22% of TDs are women. We can not be an inclusive Ireland if all are not included #MoreWomen

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