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Our Week with Jessica….

Last week was very busy we were delighted to welcome our old friend Jessica N Grounds from Washington DC to Ireland. The Irish Institute at Boston College hosted Jessica in Dublin and Belfast and Women for Election were delighted to introduce her to our members. Jessica N. Grounds has dedicated her life to empowering women […]

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EQUIP – Ireland’s first ever political campaign school

Wow, we all needed a rest after that! EQUIP, Ireland’s first political campaign school ran over three days in the Radisson Hotel in Athlone from April 29th – May 1st and Women for Election brought 20 women from across the country and from all political parties and none together for an intensive residential to build […]

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Get fit for the campaign!

The team at Women for Election are inviting women nationwide to join with us and run in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday, 3 June 2013. As you all know we are only 15 months away from the local and European elections so let’s support each other and run together on Monday, 3 June 2013.The event […]

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International Women’s Day 2013

Women for Election were delighted to celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 with Women for Election and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Dáil Éireann. Kirsten Gillibrand is the successor to Hillary Clinton and was elected with 70% of the vote in the highly influential state of New York. Over lunch Senator Gillibrand spoke about different […]

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Participating in the Constitutional Convention

After submitting proposals to the Constitutional Convention , Women for Election was called to present to the Convention on the 16th and 17th of February. The topic was encouraging greater participation of women in public life and increasing the participation of women in politics, convened by experts Professors Gail McElroy and Yvonne Galligan. Niamh Gallagher […]

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For our 8th INSPIRE programme, Women for Election welcomed 35 women to Dublin’s Clarion Hotel. The room buzzed with conversation all day, and the incredible diversity of experiences, interests and occupations of the participants certainly made for interesting and lively discussion. Community activists, artists, authors, geographers, social workers, carers, sportspeople, lawyers, playwrights, beauty therapists, soldiers, […]

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We at Women for Election are delighted to open our latest round for our Intern programme. If you are a recent graduate and looking to build experience and you have a fascination for all things political, then we would love to hear from you. We promise you an exciting and challenging environment and a chance […]

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    As we move on from Christmas 2012 let us take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful New Year and a wonderful, positive and prosperous 2013. 2012 for Women for Election was an exciting year. We officially launched both our organisation and our INSPIRE Programme. We believe that demystifying the political process and providing training, mentoring and support […]

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Limerick…you’re a lady…

What a weekend we had in Limerick. On Saturday 6th October we were delighted to meet fantastic women from Limerick, Clare and Kerry as they participated on INSPIRE.  Every region in Ireland faces its own unique challenges but the near absence of female representatives in this region is striking particularly when we consider the level […]

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Its all go here at the moment in Women for Election, busily getting everything ready for our upcoming programme in Limerick 6th October in The Clarion Hotel, Steamboat Quay, phone calls, logistics, paperwork, but in many ways we are no different to any other entrepreneurs across the country getting out their and making a difference. […]

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Want to see #MoreWomen elected? The next government should commit to:

1. Legislate for a quota system for local and Seanad elections.

2. Fund Women for Election to ensure we continue our vital work.

3. The Taoiseach should nominate diverse and expert women to the next Seanad.

#MoreWomen https://twitter.com/SamanthaJPower/status/1268991360343949312

The latest edition of our 'Working Together' newsletter is out now...

We've got info on upcoming training and events, as well our asks for the next Government to make sure we have #MoreWomen in political life.

Check it out here: https://womenforelection.ie/working-together-issue-twelve/

It can’t be just a co-incidence! I’m reminded of @SamanthaJPower words to @women4election supporters on this subject “no surprise women leaders often out-perform their male counterparts... it reflects the struggles many had to overcome to get to their positions “ https://twitter.com/women4election/status/1268812585601826817