(Women’s) Councillors Caucus

This is the first meeting of the first ever (Women’s) Councillors Caucus. We’ve had a lot of feedback about creating more space for women Councillors to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their work. This meeting will get us started. This first meeting will be a general get-together and an […]

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Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Training

Due to the popularity of our last training, Women for Election has teamed up with the Irish Development Education Association again to provide this free training for women Councillors: Political Leadership for Sustainable Development Date: 23rd November 2019 Time: 9:30am to 4pm Location: Hilton Dublin, Charlemont Pl, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 A893 (This training will also […]

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Councillor post-election training

When: Monday, June 10th Where: Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin Time: 10am – 4.15pm Now you’ve been elected, what next? Women for Election, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organisation that inspires and equips women to succeed in politics, will run its post-election training programme for Councillors on 7th June, 2019 in Dublin. Our tailored […]

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Online Training: Local Election Toolkit

Since 2012 Women for Election has trained more than 1,000 women to run for election. The past year we have worked with women, through our training, from across Ireland as they prepare to run for various elections. The local elections are only a few weeks away, on 24th May, so we want to offer some […]

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April 4th Campaigning and Media/PR Training with Wexford Local Development

In Wexford in 2014, 60 of 70 local election candidates were men. That’s 86% of the county’s ballot. This April 4th, Women for Election and Wexford Local Development are coming together for a Women for Election training evening, from 5pm to 9pm in Wexford Arts Centre. The event is open to female-identifying candidates & campaigners from communities throughout […]

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women for election radio interview training

Sold out: Radio interview training, April 2nd

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Media training with Women for Election and Near FM, Dublin, 2/4/2019 Time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm Location: Near FM, Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Rd, Bonnybrook, Kilmore, Dublin 17 Talking on the radio can be daunting. It can be an unfamiliar setting, especially when being interviewed live. You might not get asked […]

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Latest Tweets

Welcome news about the first Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February 2020 (via @thejournal_ie) https://t.co/BGo7aPkJYS. The rate of change is far too slow currently. Looking forward to seeing the proposals put forward by the Assembly. #genderequality

It's appalling that the gains we're making for women in politics are being undermined & threatened by online abuse. Progress has been slow enough - more needs to be done to stop online platforms being used to undermine women politicians and democracy https://t.co/9i9XrR0fUr

Still places left on our 'Political Leadership for Sustainable Development' training! Senator @aliceeire will present on how the #SDGs can link local decisions to global best practice. Join us on Saturday https://t.co/b3cIeRyqlC. @IDEAIreland @Bridge47_

This is a worrying editorial approach to women in public life. The satire would have worked just as well without the heels and skirts, the point would still have been clear. Male politicians wouldn't have been portrayed in quite the same way.

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