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Working Together- Issue Three

We have been brain storming ways that we can continue to encourage and support the Women for Election community through these strange and unusual times we find ourselves in. This Working Together Newsletter was one of the key tools- all past editions are available on our website here. We here, at WfE, are committed to seeing the full […]

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26th Seanad Election Results

04/04/2020: Women For Election congratulate new women Senators but express disappointment at gender composition of new Seanad Women for Election has this evening congratulated all of those women elected to the new Seanad but expressed its disappointment at the gender composition of the upper house. Results are in for the 49 seats on the Vocational […]

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Working Together- Issue Two

  Here in Women for Election we’re into our third week of working virtually – we have the wonderful luxury of being able to work from home during this crisis and we are working from our box rooms, kitchen tables and makeshift desks. We’re staying at home to help keep ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighbours […]

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WfE Working Together

  Each week, Women for Election will be releasing a weekly newsletter to stay connected with our WfE community and supporters. If you would like to receive our Working Together newsletter please sign up here We will be including a recommends Read/Watch/Listen section- if you have any suggestions that you would like to see included, please get […]

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Working Together- Issue One

    To our WfE supporters and community, We are in a challenging, surreal time. We are facing our greatest crisis, and are doing so together (while socially distancing).  Throughout this crisis we are focused on our supporters, our team, and our work.   All of us in Women for Election, are thinking of those directly affected […]

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Notice of Cancellation of all Events

Women For Election are postponing all training sessions, fundraisers, events and meetings, as a precaution, until further notice. Women For Election staff have been working from home and we are discovering new ways of staying connected & making things happen remotely. The work goes on. We can be contacted by email on hello@womenforelection.ie   Because we’ve […]

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Released: 09 Feb 2020 While some constituencies are still counting, the percentage of women TDs is set to rise by just 1% from 2016. So far, 31 women and 102 men have been elected to the next Dáil. Ciairín de Buis, CEO of Women for Election said “We are disappointed that the number of women […]

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Women For Election in the News

Women aren’t a minority group, we are more than half the population and political parties need to wake up to the fact that we need political leadership which represents us all.

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Women for Election 22/01/2020 Women For Election CEO Ciairín de Buis, says the election nomination figures reveal a missed opportunity for the next Dáil. “We urged all parties to aim for at least 40% women candidates on the ticket and most of them fell well short of the mark.” Ciairín de Buis continued “Fine Gael […]

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Latest Tweets

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