We Are Hiring. Join us to help change the face of politics. We are building a dynamic, goal focused team to support our ambition to inspire and support more women to enter and succeed in political life. Join us in changing the face of Irish politics for the better!  We are recruiting for the […]

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Women for Election Welcomes Commitment to Ambitious Reform on Maternity and Paternity Leave

  For release:     March 11, 2021 Women for Election Welcomes Commitment to Ambitious Reform on Maternity and Paternity Leave Why wait for Citizens Assembly?, asks CEO of Women for Election Women for Election this afternoon welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach that the Government is committed to “ambitious reform” to deliver in the areas of […]

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Minister commits to providing maternity and paternity leave for politicians at Women for Election event

  For release:      Monday, March 1, 2021     Minister commits to providing maternity and paternity leave for politicians at Women for Election event   Peter Burke TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, this afternoon said that he is committed to overcoming Constitutional difficulties to ensure the provision of maternity […]

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Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity…

Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity – Women for Election Cabinet appointments are a missed opportunity Women for Election has said. Responding to the fact that there are only 4 women appointed as Senior Ministers (the same as the previous government) Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “It is disappointing that once […]

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Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disppointingly vague”…

Women for Election has termed the Programme for Government “disappointingly vague” in its commitments to see more women elected to local government. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women  for Election said, “The Programme for Government was an opportunity to show the next government are serious about wanting to see more women running for election – […]

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26th Seanad Election Results

04/04/2020: Women For Election congratulate new women Senators but express disappointment at gender composition of new Seanad Women for Election has this evening congratulated all of those women elected to the new Seanad but expressed its disappointment at the gender composition of the upper house. Results are in for the 49 seats on the Vocational […]

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Released: 09 Feb 2020 While some constituencies are still counting, the percentage of women TDs is set to rise by just 1% from 2016. So far, 31 women and 102 men have been elected to the next Dáil. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “We are disappointed that the number of women […]

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Women for Election 22/01/2020 Women For Election CEO Ciairín de Buis, says the election nomination figures reveal a missed opportunity for the next Dáil. “We urged all parties to aim for at least 40% women candidates on the ticket and most of them fell well short of the mark.” Ciairín de Buis continued “Fine Gael […]

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Despite numerous attempts over the years to increase the share of women among politicians, politics more often than not remains a man’s game. But why is the gender imbalance in political assemblies across the world so difficult to change?

New research 👇
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/07/21/why-history-matters-for-gender-balance-in-political-representation/