Inspiring Women- Our Top Books

We created our Read/Watch/Listen recommends section as part of our Working Together Newsletter series, that began back in March. It was our way of staying connected with the Women for Election network. Many of you suggested some great books, and we have decided to compile them all in a handy list.   The Education of […]

Read more

Working Together- October Issue

I hope you and yours have been keeping well. Welcome to the October installment of our Working Together Newsletter. We are in to a new training season here at Women for Election and we were delighted to have over 150 of you log on already this season. Margaret E. Ward kicked us off with a […]

Read more

Inspiring Women- Our Top Movie Picks

As the evenings are growing shorter, we are all beginning to spend some more time indoors. Rather than spending half the evening trying to decide what to watch, why not choose from Women for Election‘s list of inspiring and empowering movies. Here’s our list of movies and documentaries featuring inspiring women: In Our Own Words– […]

Read more

Exciting Job Opportunity with Women for Election

Ireland ranks in a disappointing 98th place* globally for the representation of women in national politics The % of female Dail deputies stands at only 23%. We’re looking for a dynamic, goal focused CEO to lead Women for Election and achieve our mission of increasing the number of women in elected office. Please find the […]

Read more

Working Together- Issue Fifteen

    We’re delighted that nearly 500 of you have joined us over the past while – since our Covid crisis began we’ve run training sessions on areas such as resilience, social media, and our political systems as well as hearing from politicians and public figures such as Ambassador Samantha Power, Ailbhe Smyth, Senators Lynn […]

Read more

Working Together- Issue Fourteen

4 women….. Women for Election had called for a balanced cabinet, for political leadership, for the government to recognise that it is, after all, 2020. In response the government appointed 4 women to cabinet. 4 women. Since the foundation of the State a total of 22 women have served in cabinet. That’s not good enough. […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Working Together- Issue Thirteen

128 days after the General Election we finally have a draft Programme for Government – after weeks of hard negotiations the three parties have put together a programme outlining the direction of travel they would like to see the country take over the next five years. It is now over to the party members of those 3 […]

Read more

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 – […]

Read more

Working Together- Issue Twelve

  Hope. I think we are beginning to feel a lot more hopeful. It looks like we might have ‘wintered this one out’ – at least for now, we are heading into the summer. As we’re moving into the next stage of this Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been looking back in Women for Election and what we have […]

Read more

Latest Tweets

Did you know that today is #WorldStatisticsDay?

Well, here's one stat that might surprise you...

Ireland ranks in a disappointing *98th* place globally for the representation of women in national politics

We can and must do more to encourage and support #MoreWomen to run.

New from cabinet sources: Minister Catherine Martin has raised the fact that no women were involved in the talks over the weekend during today's cabinet meeting. #iestaff

‘No gender parity in Dáil ‘until 2063’ at current rate of progress’. No!! We have to increase the election candidate quota to 50%, introduce family friendly hours in Oireachtas+fund ⁦@women4election⁩ properly to train female candidates #MoreWomen https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/no-gender-parity-in-d%C3%A1il-until-2063-at-current-rate-of-progress-1.4384216

Simply not good enough.

We need to increase quotas for local elections and general elections.

Unfortunately, the current Programme for Government was disappointingly vague in its commitments to see #MoreWomen elected.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/no-gender-parity-in-d%C3%A1il-until-2063-at-current-rate-of-progress-1.4384216