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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Listen to Women for Election’s latest interview with the Irish Times
“A strong woman is nothing to be afraid of.” A few weeks ago, Women for Election CEO Ciairín de Buis sat down with Kathy Sheridan in the Irish Times to record the Women’s Podcast. During this episode, they talk about our organisation as well as the status of Irish women in politics. Ciairín and Kathy […]
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 […]
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 […]
Crucial year ahead for women in politics – get ready to run!
Speaking at a panel discussion in Dublin this week, Women for Election founder and Board member Niamh Gallagher said 2018 will be a crucial year for resetting the gender balance in Irish politics. She urged women to use the year in which we will mark 100 years of female suffrage, to get ready to run […]
Women for Election wins international gender equality award
This evening the Irish not-for-profit organisation Women for Election was awarded the 2017 Gender Equality Award at the International Electoral Affairs Symposium and Awards Ceremony in Jordan. The Award was made by the European Centre for Electoral Support and the ICPS (International Centre for Parliamentary Studies).
Women for Election is looking for a dynamic, goal focussed CEO to lead our organisation and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. 2018 is a critical year for us, with the local and European elections scheduled for May 2019. The role focuses on preparing for the next election cycle […]
Red Dog backs Women for Election’s €50,000 crowdfunding campaign
Vibrant visual campaign raises €32,000 by half-way stage Proceeds will help train #MoreWomen to get elected Creative agency Red Dog’s vibrant work has helped Women for Election raise almost €32,000 at the half-way stage of its ambitious crowdfunding campaign. Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher said the design had also raised awareness of the organisation’s […]