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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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Book tickets for our Summer School below. Full line-up TBC. Join us in Twitter’s Dublin offices on July 4th and 5th next week for the Women for Election Summer School. Each day runs from 9am to 1pm and will feature talks and panels from some of Ireland’s most interesting women, and men. The full line-up […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Alison Cowzer, Chairperson of Women for Election

Women for Election welcomes Alison Cowzer as new Chairperson

Alison Cowzer appointed chairperson of Women for Election. Women for Election wishes to extend a warm welcome to our new Chairperson, Alison Cowzer. Alison succeeds Michelle O’Donnell-Keating, one of our co-founders. Alison is a longtime supporter of Women for Election. In her role as Chairperson she will liaise with our CEO Ciairín de Buis in […]

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Timely session on Campaign Management happening today here at @women4election with @patmontague and @DwyerCraig. All this learning will be put into practice during #GE2020

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