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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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Are you interested in housing, health, education, climate change? Wondering what you, as a Councillor can do? Women for Election has joined with the Irish Development Education Association to provide this free training to elected and aspiring councillors, students or anyone with an interest in leading change in sustainable development:  Political Leadership for Sustainable Development […]

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In conversation with Samantha Power

We were honoured to welcome Ambassador Samantha Power to our offices last week during her book tour of Ireland to promote her memoir, The Education of an Idealist. Ambassador Power spoke about the need for more women in public life, particularly at local level, and left us more inspired than ever to keep campaigning for […]

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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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