Each year thousands of events occur celebrating International Women's Day - large global gatherings, conferences, awards, exhibitions, festivals, fun runs, corporate events, concerts and performances, key speaker events, online digital gatherings and more. Events are held by many types of groups including women's networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties and the media. Below are a sample of the events taking place accross Ireland this week.
Queer Women in 1916, March 10th 2016
The LadyBirds, a group for young lesbian, bisexual and transgender young women will host on event on the 10th March which will see a Lesbian historian come to the group to give a talk on Queer women in 1916. This special event will not only mark international womens day but also mark Irelands centenary year remembering the rising and irelands war of independence. This particular input will look at the important role queer women played 100 years ago as ireland fought to win its independence. More details here
Leadarise - Young Women who Lead, March 9th 2016
Leadarise marks International Womens Day with an evening of networking at the Grafton Lounge
The Leadarise network creates meaningful networking events and peer trainings for young women who lead in Brussels, Dublin, London and New York. We believe in closing the equality gap by helping young women to help each other become better leaders. Join us after work at the Grafton Lounge on Wednesday 9 March from 6:30pm to 8pm to toast International Women's Day. learn about Leadarise, meet peers and make new connections. Business cards encouraged! Purchase a drink at the bar and join is in our specially reserved area - no admission charge. Please register by emailing email@example.com
Leading Parity, March 11th 2016,
Trinity's School of Education’s contribution to International Women’s Week 2016 comprises of three events aimed to encourage reflection and discussion around the influence of women in education, the perception of their role in society and actions towards the “Pledge for Parity” which is the theme for this year.
1) Panel: Women in Education and our contribution towards Gender Parity: presentations from postgraduate research students at different stages of the life cycle
2) Panel: Men's perspectives of female contribution in Society
3) Documentary Screening and Forum: Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai is a good example of a fight for women’s rights to access education. Malala Yousafzai is the youngest female Nobel Peace Prize winner, who stood for the rights of education for women in her country (Pakistan). After the documentary an open forum will welcome comments from the public. More details here
NWCI Special Centenary Soapbox, March 12th 2016
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March, and the centenary of 1916, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) will once again be bringing their custom made Soapbox to the streets.
The location of this year’s Soapbox holds special significance as the bandstand at St Stephen’s Green was held by rebels led by Constance Markievicz in 1916.
NWCI believes the best way to commemorate women’s role in 1916 is to reflect on the key themes of 1916, and whether they are still relevant today. Echoing the seven strands of the official programme and indeed the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation, NWCI plans to examine seven themes which were crucial to the involvement of women: Equality, Politics, Labour, Health, Creativity, Republicanism and Pacifism.Feminism will be a crosscutting element.
Taking to the Special Centenary Soapbox this year will be a mix of historians, artists and contemporary trailblazers who will address the relevance of the seven themes to women in 1916, today and into the future. Others will be online talking on #NWCISoapBox. More details here