Are you interested in housing, health, education, climate change? Wondering what you, as a Councillor can do? Women for Election has joined with the Irish Development Education Association to provide this free training for women Councillors:  Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Date: 18th January 2020 Time: 9:30am to 4pm Location: Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork. […]

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In conversation with Samantha Power

We were honoured to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power to our offices last week during her book tour of Ireland to promote her memoir, The Education of an Idealist. Ambassador Power spoke about the need for more women in public life, particularly at local level, and left us more inspired than ever to keep campaigning for […]

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Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Training

Are you interested in housing, health, education, climate change? Wondering what you, as a Councillor can do? Women for Election has joined with the Irish Development Education Association to provide this free training for women Councillors:  Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Date: 19th October 2019 Time: 9:30am to 4pm Location: Holiday Inn Express Dublin City […]

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Communication and Events Executive Opportunity

Women for Election is seeking a passionate Communications and Events Executive to develop our message and help reach our goal of gender parity in Irish politics. This is a great opportunity to be part of a small, dynamic team looking to change the face of politics in Ireland. A key staff member, reporting to the […]

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Fundraising Executive Women for Election is seeking an energetic, dynamic Fundraising Executive with excellent communication skills and a strong network of contacts to help the organisation realise their ambitions and deliver a robust fundraising programme. Please download the job description pdf. Location: Women for Election, 36 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Remote working is an option […]

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Event notice: Communicating Europe with Women for Election, Sligo, February 28th, 6pm

This event was made possible by the Communicating Europe Initiative. Date: 28th February, 2019 Time: 6pm to 8pm Location: The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, F91 NCA4 Google Maps Event: Join Women for Election in Sligo on the evening of February 28th for a panel discussion on Europe with MEP Marian Harkin, Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO of the Longford Women’s Link, Fiona Meehan of […]

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Galway October 20th: Campaigning Masterclass with Women for Election

Galway October 20th: Campaigning Masterclass with Women for Election Book Galway campaigning masterclass here. Tickets €50 waged, €30.24 unwaged/OAP/student. Campaigning is the heart of politics. This can mean campaigning for a change in your local community, demanding legal reform or running in an election. Knocking on doors, sending emails to decision makers, making the call on […]

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Global organizations promoting women in politics

Here is a list of organisations throughout the world which promote women in leadership. This is not a conclusive list and we will add to it from time to time. Please email hello@womenforelection.ie if you want us to add an organisation. International: http://www.politicalinstituteforwomen.org/ – global education organization that offers non-partisan courses for political candidates, professionals, […]

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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 […]

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We here in WfE are looking forward to learning the ins and outs of the @SeanadCEG from you @dermotryanirl & to meeting all the participants. This training is booked out but we have more planned for 2020. #morewomen

Save the Date for'Political Leadership for Sustainable Development' Free training for women councillors!
Learn how #SDGs can link local decisions to global best practice. Join us on Sat Jan 18th 2020 in Cork.
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Incredible to see Finland's government being led by five women. Given that the number of women in the Dáil just dropped to 21% we have a lot of catching up to do in Irish politics. Let's hope we see #morewomen in Dáil Eireann after #GE2020

If you're looking for Christmas gifts for the politically engaged people in your life, our one year Cousins membership is perfect. It includes early invites to all our events for the year plus you can present them with this beautiful notebook! https://t.co/AAcGgUotGf

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