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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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 […]

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We’re Hiring!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Wicklow Councillor welcomes Women for Election crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000

• Councillor Jennifer Whitmore says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Greystones Councillor Jennifer Whitmore today welcomed Women for Election’s plan to raise €50,000 in an innovative crowdfunding campaign. The funds will be used to subsidise training for about 300 women running in the local elections in 2019 and in the […]

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Senator Conway-Walsh welcomes Women for Election crowd funding campaign to raise €50,000

• Rose Conway-Walsh says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Senator Rose Conway-Walsh today welcomed Women for Election’s plan to raise €50,000 in an innovative crowdfunding campaign. Women for Election will use the funds to subsidise training 300 women to stand for election. Conway-Walsh, who took part in a Women for […]

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Women for  Election has called on the two Fine Gael leadership candidates to commit to a 50:50 gender balance in Cabinet if either chooses to appoint new members when elected leader. The Chairperson of Women for Election wrote last week to the Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Housing, Planning […]

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Guest Blog by Clare Duignan, @clare_duignan Could there be a more exciting time to visit Washington than in these first weeks of the administration of newly-elected US President Donald Trump? Having spent the days since his inauguration waking to RTÉ’s Cathríona Perry on Morning Ireland telling us what Mr. Trump had done overnight, following his […]

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Looking back on 2016

2016 has certainly been a year to remember with huge changes in national and international politics. Women for Election have been busy througout the year, training candidates and bringing politically minded women together. Below we look back at our work over the past twelve months. The Year in Politics On Wednesday December 14th we were […]

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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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