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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Book INSPIRE Training for Dublin and Cork in June

Women for Election opens booking for INSPIRE training courses in Dublin and Cork this June. After last year’s amazing crowdfunding campaign, Women for Election is pleased to announce we are taking bookings for our first two INSPIRE training programmes of 2018. Thanks to the incredible generosity of those who donated to the crowdfunding campaign, we […]

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Inspire Training Days coming up in Dublin, Cork and Galway

Interested in politics? Thinking about taking the next step? Join us on one of our Inspire training days! Update: We are taking bookings for our first training day in Dublin on June 9th and in Cork on June 23rd. Tickets are €199, excluding booking fee. We will be announcing more INSPIRE training dates in the coming weeks, including […]

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We’re Hiring a Communications and Events Executive!

We have 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 CEO, the Communications and Events Executive will grow and develop the profile of Women For Election and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and supporters of Women […]

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Interesting read on attempts to tackle sexism in Australian politics... We must challenge the gendered systems that have created barriers for women attempting to enter politics #MoreWomen

A fascinating interview with @MonicaBelfast, one of the two women who were involved in the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. She describes about how she fought for her seat at the negotiating table. #MoreWomen

A visual representation of the lack of diversity in world politics today- Despite making up over 50% of the population of Ireland, only 22% of TDs are women. We can not be an inclusive Ireland if all are not included #MoreWomen

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