Week in review

EQUIP 2015 in the news In the coming months, Women for Election will be ramping up our work to train women running in the next General Election. The highlight of that will be our EQUIP 2015 programme. Our three day residential political campaign school will take place from September 7th– 9th and will train women […]

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP inspires Women for Election

Women for Election were delighted to host an exclusive and intimate event with the First Minister of Scotland, the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP in Dublin Castle on Friday the 19th of June where a question and answer session was moderated by Women for Election Board Member, Alison Cowzer.   Expressing her appreciation for the […]

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Time to EQUIP women for upcoming General Election

This September Women for Election are running EQUIP, a three day residential campaign school, to train, support and mentor women for the upcoming general election. Supported by The Ireland Funds, EQUIP is Ireland’s first and only non-partisan campaign school which first ran in 2013 prior to the local government and European elections. Speaking about EQUIP, […]

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We’re Hiring! Will you be our next intern?

Women for Election seeks a Research & Programmes Intern When? July 2015 – December 2015, 4 days per week (flexible) Where? Herbert Lane offices, Dublin 2 Deadline for applications? June 19th Tell me more… Women for Election, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation whose mission is to inspire and equip women to succeed in politics has an […]

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The impact of INSPIRE

The moment when two of the women who participated in day one of our two day cross-border INSPIRE training programme realised that they lived only four miles (yet a world) apart symbolises everything about what we wanted this unique INSPIRE to achieve. The strength of our programmes has always been the non-partisan and cross-party approach […]

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Gender quotas for selection – ‘a practical solution to an intractable problem’

If my great-great-great-great-great grand-daughter runs for election in 2265 chances are, she might enter a Dáil where 50:50 representation has finally been reached. That’s because if current trends continue, equal representation of men and women in our national parliament is going to take another 250 years. This Dáil has the highest number of female TD’s […]

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Time is coming to ‘Equip’ more women to run

It will soon be time to ‘Equip’ more women to run as Women for Election are delighted to announce that Ireland’s first ever political campaign school is to return this September. Equip is a three-day residential programme and it is designed to provide in-depth, practical training for female candidates and female campaign managers in advance […]

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Having children (or not) shouldn’t be an issue for women in politics

Here at Women for Election we have consistently seen how the best international research into why women are under-represented in politics rings true. Confident is a persistent barrier. Repeatedly during our various courses, training sessions and mentoring events we see capable, competent, well qualified women come up with excuses as to why they couldn’t possibly […]

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Women for Election expanding to meet General Election challenge

Women for Election is expanding to meet the needs of female candidates in the upcoming general election with the appointment of a Director of Operations and Campaigns, Suzanne Collins. According to Women for Election Co-Founder Michelle O’Donnell Keating, the level of success of female candidates in the local government elections who benefited from training programmes […]

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Want to help bring change to Ireland? Come work for us!

Women for Election is incredibly excited about the coming 12 months in politics. As we face into a General Election with an ever evolving political climate it is clear that the political space is seeing change and that the electorate is concerned, interested and activating around politics. The 2014 Local Elections proved to Ireland that […]

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