Women for Election welcomes incentive scheme for parties to run more women in next year’s local elections
Irish non-profit Women for Election, which trains and encourages women to run for election in Ireland, welcomes the Minister of State John Paul Phelan’s recent announcement that the government will incentivise political parties who have at least 30% female candidates in next year’s local elections. This incentive will be granting parties additional funding for a diversity/equality […]
Women for Election holds Summer School highlighting leadership, activism and #MeToo in line-up.
The political organisation is running a free 2-day event in Twitter’s EMEA HQ to highlight women’s roles as leaders and activists and the challenges they face and conquer. Women for Election’s Summer School takes place Wednesday and Thursday, July 4th and 5th, in Twitter’s EMEA HQ on Fenian Street. Women for Election is an acclaimed […]
Sold out Women for Election training programme sends clear message to status quo: women are here and ready to run
Over 50 women attend first INSPIRE training programme in Dublin city centre to learn more about running for election. Images available from Gareth Chaney Today, Saturday 9th June and the anniversary of Lá na mBán, Women for Election held its first training day of 2018 in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin city centre. Women for Election […]
Women for Election announces scholarship programme
UPDATE: We won’t be accepting applications after Monday August 27th. Due to the high number of applications we received over the past few months, we will try to reply to all applicants by August 31st. Women for Election is proud to open applications for our scholarship programme. Successful applicants will secure a free place on […]
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 calls on Taoiseach to consider gender balance in Cabinet
Women for Election has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to consider gender balance when appointing a new Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Women for Election asks Taoiseach for matching funding
• Innovative crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to train #MoreWomen to run for election Women for Election is calling on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to provide matching government funds after its successful crowdfunding campaign raised €56,000 to subsidise training 300 women ahead of the 2019 local elections. Women for Election Chairperson Michelle O’Donnell Keating this week wrote […]
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 […]
Mayo woman leads €50,000 crowdfunding campaign
Innovative campaign raises €30,000 in its first week Funds will subsidise training #MoreWomen to run for election Financial expert Caroline Kirrane is spearheading an innovative crowdfunding campaign which aims to raise €50,000 for Women for Election. Women for Election will use the funds to subsidise training 300 women to stand for election. The Claremorris-born woman, […]
Cork County Councillor welcomes Women for Election crowdfunding campaign to raise €50,000
• Councillor Deirdre Forde says funds will subsidise training for 300 women running for election Ballincollig-Carrigaline Councillor Deirdre Forde 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 for election. Forde, who took part in a Women […]