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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The GEPLE Project: Gender Equality Political Leadership Education

Women-For-Election from GEPLE on Vimeo. In October 2015, a collaborative project was established with support from ERASMUS+. Its aims? To share resources and knowledge to develop best practices and increase female representation in political life. Groups from across Europe, and one partner from the United States, came together to share their knowledge with each other and create […]

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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 […]

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"I can see women rising everywhere around me, climate strikes, Repeal campaign, women4election - this matters because democratic life needs to represent us for our voices to be heard in all areas - I cannot wait to see the first female Minister for Finance" - @DeirdreMortell

Just men on walls here in @Europarl_EN

Where are the #womenonwalls ?

Really looking forward to contributing to this training on #SDGs for women councilors on Saturday! Strongly encourage those from all parties & none to register - the SDGs are an important tool & frame - A great way to link local decisions with global best practice! https://t.co/TQ9DVPtobO

Nice to see Ireland in the top 10 on the #EIGEIndex. Sadly our politics score let us down at only 44.1 - our lowest score across all the areas covered. We might have made progress in the last few years but we still need a lot #morewomen in Irish politics https://t.co/0JpZspbsEi

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