WE DID IT!

Well, we did it! We won. And we can hardly believe it. We know just how important getting more women elected is; and how much it means to everyone we’ve met and worked with over the past couple of years, but what we didn’t know was whether we could convince Social Entrepreneurs Ireland that this […]

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WHERE TO START?

When the guys in Social Entrepreneurs Ireland suggested a blog to us here in ‘Women for Election’, we hopped! “Be careful” we warned, asking women to speak about women, sure they might never stop   So, join us as we take you through our journey as a finalist in the incredible Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Social Impact […]

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NOT SEEING IS BELIEVING

“They say that ‘seeing is believing’, but if Social Entrepreneurs Ireland believed that, we wouldn’t be where we are now, would we? More like ‘not seeing is believing’. Well, that’s how it was for us: the dearth of women in Irish politics, election after election, and the lazy sense that we should just live with […]

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INVITE A WOMAN TO RUN TODAY

The reasons why we have so few women in politics are well known and well rehearsed – the 5 Cs: cash, culture, childcare, candidate selection and confidence.  But there is something else too, something that is easy to address if we are all conscious of it: women don’t run for elected office because no one […]

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3 THINGS YOU CAN DO!

“Only three” I hear you cry! Yes we often read about the top 10 things we should do to change our lives, or the top 5 changes we can make to be more successful. Well Women for Election understand that you are busy and we aren’t going to be that demanding! We have 3 suggestions […]

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Latest Tweets

Welcome news about the first Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February 2020 (via @thejournal_ie) https://t.co/BGo7aPkJYS. The rate of change is far too slow currently. Looking forward to seeing the proposals put forward by the Assembly. #genderequality

It's appalling that the gains we're making for women in politics are being undermined & threatened by online abuse. Progress has been slow enough - more needs to be done to stop online platforms being used to undermine women politicians and democracy https://t.co/9i9XrR0fUr

Still places left on our 'Political Leadership for Sustainable Development' training! Senator @aliceeire will present on how the #SDGs can link local decisions to global best practice. Join us on Saturday https://t.co/b3cIeRyqlC. @IDEAIreland @Bridge47_

This is a worrying editorial approach to women in public life. The satire would have worked just as well without the heels and skirts, the point would still have been clear. Male politicians wouldn't have been portrayed in quite the same way.

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