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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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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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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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Ask what you can do for candidates seeking election

Niamh Gallagher, Co-Founder Women for Election In my little world, democracy is thriving. In just two weeks, more than 10 friends have asked me how they can get involved in the upcoming election. Separately, at a professional dinner two weeks ago, the question that kept the table buzzing was how to get involved in the […]

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Women for Election’s league table shows Wicklow top county for electing women as current Dáil enters its last autumn session

As the current Dáil enters its last autumn session before the General Election, Women for Election have produced a league table of counties who have the best record of electing women. It turns out that the average number of women elected per county since 1918 (excepting Dublin and Cork) is two. Dublin and Cork are […]

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USI and MRCI team with Women for Election to equip candidates for general election

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) are teaming up with Women for Election to support female candidates for the General Election to attend Women for Election’s three day residential political campaign school, EQUIP 2015. USI will support a full scholarship for a current student or a woman […]

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Women urged to keep their ‘eyes on the target’ at Women for Election Summer School

Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, and Women for Election graduate of EQUIP 2013, Liadh Ní Riadh urged participants at the Women for Election Summer School ‘Finding your Voice and Volunteers’  to keep their eyes on the target as the focus turns to the general election. At a day-long event hosted by Google Dublin, participants […]

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