The GEPLE Project visits the USA

Earlier this month, Women for Election travelled to the USA as part of the GEPLE Project, an EU Erasmus+ funded multi-national collaborative project, seeking to create best practices for empowering more women to run for office. Over the course of ten days in the USA, we met with NGOs, leaders in civic tech, and groups […]


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Women in Leadership: Sabbatical Training Day

On Monday, elected female representatives from Student Unions across Ireland came together for a day of training. This event was organised by Women for Election in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland, as part of their Women in Leadership programme, and sought to empower participants as leaders and role models. The day started […]


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The Importance of Equal Representation on Student Unions

Why does gender parity on Student Unions matter? At Women for Election, we believe it is important to encourage women to run for office at a young age. Representation levels of women on Student Unions has been low, averaging out at 25% over the last 8 years. While there have been notable exceptions, with some student […]


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Women for Election work with USI on Women in Leadership programme

Women for Election are delighted to be working with the Union of Students Ireland (USI) on a one-day training programme for female sabbatical officers, as part of their Women in Leadership programme. The training, which takes place on the 15th of August, will work with women who have recently begun their tenure as Student Union […]


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The GEPLE Project

Women for Election have come together with BRAND-SOFI (Finland), Forum 50% (Czech Republic), Towarzystwo Edukacji Antydyskryminacyjnej (TEA – Poland), Active Women Association (Poland), and Vote Run Lead (USA) to take part in the GEPLE Project (Gender Equality Political Leadership Education). This collaborative project was established in October 2015 with support from ERASMUS+ and aims to […]


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Women for Election helps empower women to amplify their voices online with Facebook

Facebook today hosted over 150 politically active women for the ‘Women for Election’ annual Summer School.  The event, which took place at Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin, was entitled ‘Amplifying your Voice Online’ and saw panel of leading female politicians discuss how Facebook is enabling them connect with people and strengthen their voice online. During […]


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Join us at our annual Summer School in Facebook Dublin!

Women for Election will be holding our annual Summer School on June 30th in Facebook Dublin. Building on the success of our summer school in Google last year, this year we’re bringing female politicians, campaigners and activists together to share our stories of campaigning online. The day will start with a panel of female politicians, […]


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INSPIRE Across the Border 2016

We were delighted to partner with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation for this year’s INSPIRE Across the Border programme, with support for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The challenges facing women entering political life are not unique to any one community; this was clearly seen at Cross-Border Inspire trainings this May, […]


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Feeling inspired after general and Assembly elections?

If you are feeling inspired after the recent general and Assembly elections, Women for Election have a great opportunity for you. In partnership with Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we are running three one-day INSPIRE programmes in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Cavan this May. […]


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Failure to meet 50:50 cabinet commitment increases urgency to promote female TDs in other key roles

  Tweet   After an unprecedented election for female representation, the Taoiseach’s failure to meet his commitment on a 50:50 cabinet only increases the urgency of promoting female TDs in other key roles according to Women for Election’s Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins. “This general election created unprecedented opportunity for women. The gender quota […]


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