Women for Election announces scholarship programme

Women for Election is proud to open applications for our scholarship programme. Successful applicants will secure a free place on our acclaimed INSPIRE training course. These scholarships are open to any women normally resident in Ireland.  Women For Election will be running four of our flagship INSPIRE training days this year – 2 coming up […]

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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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Listen to Women for Election’s latest interview with the Irish Times

“A strong woman is nothing to be afraid of.” A few weeks ago, Women for Election CEO Ciairín de Buis sat down with Kathy Sheridan in the Irish Times to record the Women’s Podcast. During this episode, they talk about our organisation as well as the status of Irish women in politics. Ciairín and Kathy […]

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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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Happy International Women’s Day

We have a lot to celebrate this International Women’s Day as 2018 represents a historic opportunity to mark social progress towards gender equality and motivate us to achieve full equality. February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. This law gave women of property over the age of 30 the […]

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Crucial year ahead for women in politics – get ready to run!

Speaking at a panel discussion in Dublin this week, Women for Election founder and Board member Niamh Gallagher said 2018 will be a crucial year for resetting the gender balance in Irish politics. She urged women to use the year in which we will mark 100 years of female suffrage, to get ready to run […]

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Women for Election wins international gender equality award

This evening the Irish not-for-profit organisation Women for Election was awarded the 2017 Gender Equality Award at the International Electoral Affairs Symposium and Awards Ceremony in Jordan. The Award was made by the European Centre for Electoral Support and the ICPS (International Centre for Parliamentary Studies).

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Women for Election calls on Taoiseach to consider gender balance in Cabinet

Women for Election has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to consider gender balance when appointing a new Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

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