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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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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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Now on Count 10 for #SE2020 Labour Panel
Seats: 11 Quota: 94,417
Elected so far:
Jerry Buttimer (FG)
John Cummins (FG)
Robbie Gallagher (FF)

Waiting to see #MoreWomen in #Seanad2020

Onto the 3rd count now for 2 remaining seats on the NUI panel, after incumbent Ronan Mullen was elected on 1st count.
Watch live updates on http://www.nui.ie/elections/seanadelection2020/

After Count 1 for the #TCD panel, no one has reached the quota of 3,761. 2 candidates have been excluded.
Count 2 is happening now -
Watch live on https://www.tcd.ie/seanad/
#Seanad2020

Of the 16 Senators elected to #Seanad2020 so far, just 4 are women:
On the Cultural & Educational panel @lichamber (FF) is the only woman out of the 5 Senators.
That’s 1 fewer than in 2016.

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