NWCI gives first ever Awards for Outstanding Feminist Leadership and the NWCI Solidarity Award
Published: Friday, June 09, 2017
We have given the first ever NWCI Award for Outstanding Feminist Leadership to feminist activist and social justice campaigner, Gráinne Healy. NWCI also honoured the women and children who were incarcerated in religiously run, State funded institutions in Ireland with the NWCI Solidarity Award. The Award Ceremony took place as part of our AGM Morning Event - Feminists are everywhere, 8 June.
Frances Byrne, NWCI Chairperson said,
“We are delighted to honour a woman who – through her commitment, leadership and tireless work that goes well beyond the issue of marriage equality - has contributed immensely to changing the face of Irish society for good - and for the better. We want to pay tribute to this fantastic achievement today and give the first ever NWCI Award for Outstanding Leadership to Gráinne Healy.”
In relation to the NWCI Solidarity Award, Frances Byrne said,
“We also want to honour a group of women and children who for far too long were forgotten and silenced in the official memory and history of this State. By giving the NWCI Solidarity Award to Margaret Joyce, who is a survivor, on behalf of the the women and children who were forcibly incarcerated in religiously run, State funded institutions in Ireland, we want to honour their perseverance, their strength and their struggle for justice and recognition.”