Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP joins Oireachtas Members for an inspiring Women for Election event

An Tánaiste France Fitzgerald and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP, with Women for Election Co-Founders Michelle O’Donnell Keating and Niamh Gallagher. Photo Credit Kinlan Photography To view all the pictures click here Women for Election are delighted to have facilitated a meeting between the First Minister of Scotland, the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon MSP, […]


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INSPIRE Training With IMPACT Trade Union

On Saturday the 12th of November, Women for Election teamed up with IMPACT to run our INSPIRE Training Programme. The day aimed to prepare and encourage women in IMPACT to run for local, divisional and national committee elections within the Union. Forty women from across Ireland gathered in the IMPACT offices for the training, and […]


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Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards

Women for Election are delighted to have been honoured with the Women in Public Life award at Irish Tatler’s Women of the Year Awards. Every year, Irish Tatler runs this event to highlight the achievement of Irish women in all walks of life, from politics to culture to business. Since 2012, Women for Election has […]


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Vision of 50:50 Committee Chairs Not Met

This week sees members of both the Dáil and Seanad resume their parliamentary activities, including their work on the various parliamentary committees.  Following the results of the General Election, when a historic high of female TDs were elected (22%), Women for Election called for 50:50 Committee Chairs to ensure women hold visible leadership roles. However, […]


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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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