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The History of International Women’s Day

Published: Friday, March 04, 2016

International Women’s Day (8th March) originated from the trade union movement in America in the early 20th century, particularly in the activism of the women who worked in the clothing industry “sweatshops” of the time. In 1907...

International Women's Day Events

Out of Silence: Women’s Mental Health in Ireland - Film Premiere

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Join us for the film premiere of "Out of Silence - Women's Mental Health in Ireland" on the occassion of the 7th World Congress on Women's Mental Health that is taking place during International Women's Week here...

Wear A Bonnet – A living Art Installation

Wear A Bonnet – A living Art Installation

Friday, March 03, 2017

Australian artist, Christina Henri’s ‘Wear A Bonnet – A living Art Installation is taking place in Grangegorman as a remembrance to the thousands of women who were transported from Ireland to Tasmania through the Richmond Penitentiary, now...

Flowers for Magdalene, New Ross

Flowers for Magdalene, New Ross

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Marking the run up to international woman's day this year also marks 50 years since the closure of the New Ross Magdalene Laundry in 1967. Ireland’s Magdalene Women form a very important part of our cultural heritage and have...

Making Change: Women, crafting and social change

Making Change: Women, crafting and social change

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Making Change: Women, crafting and social change is a free family-friendly event. It will feature a short talk on the history of craftivism from the French Revolution to the Women's March. This will be followed by demonstrations and...

Flowers for Magdalenes 2017, Glasnevin Cemetery

Flowers for Magdalenes 2017, Glasnevin Cemetery

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The 6th annual Flowers for Magdalene event, a ceremony of remembrance for the women of the Magdalene Laundries taking place in the lead up to International Women's Day.  Familiy friendly event. Please bring enough flowers for the four...

‘Women In Research’ Panel Discussion & Reception - Trinity

‘Women In Research’ Panel Discussion & Reception - Trinity

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

 'Women In Research' Panel Discussion and Reception Join us for this Women in Research panel discussion to celebrate International Women's Week, with audience contributions and questions welcome and encouraged. The discussion will focus on the experiences of women...

Screening of ‘EMBRACE’ - Social Documentary on Body Image

Screening of ‘EMBRACE’ - Social Documentary on Body Image

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Join us for the Screening of 'EMBRACE' - Social Documentary on Body Image Tuesday 7th March 6:45 pm Location: Odeon Cinema's Point Village On the eve of International Women's Day, join us for a screening of Embrace to celebrate...

Strike 4 Repeal

Strike 4 Repeal

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

This International Women's Day, women are striking for repeal. This is not a traditional industrial strike, but there are many ways you can observe and support it. If you can, take the day off work. Forgo domestic chores if...

Realising Women’s Mental Health Rights - International Women’s Day celebration at the World Congress

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

To mark International Women's Day 2017, NWCI will host a special celebration focusing on the rights of women in relation to mental health and wellbeing as part of the World Congress on Women's Mental Health, on Wednesday, 8 March in...

HSE Celebrating Women’s Day - Taking up the Leadership Challenge Women in Health

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

HSE Celebration of International Women’s Day 2017 Taking up the Leadership Challenge Wednesday 8th March 2017, 9.30 to 3.30pm Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2   Further information for registration: Email: nationalhr@hse.ie 9.30 – 10.00: Registration 10.00 – 10.10: Introduction by...

‘Visible & Invisible Women’ – 100 Years on in Donegal - Donegal women invited to join the conversation

‘Visible & Invisible Women’ – 100 Years on in Donegal - Donegal women invited to join the conversation

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

‘Visible & Invisible Women’ – 100 Years on in Donegal Donegal women invited to join the conversation   For booking and further information contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on 074 9124613 or email museum@donegalcoco.ie.  ...

Limerick Women’s Network hosts ‘Arts Display of Knitted Quilts & Portraits’ commemorating women who died in Irish maternity services

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

As part of Limerick Women's Network International Women's Day Celebrations.  The Network is working with a local knitting group to create a unique one-off roleplay about the background to the work of The Elephant Collective - individuals...

Access 2000 Wexford invites you to ‘Be Bold for Change’ - Campaign for Maternity Death Inquests

Access 2000 Wexford invites you to ‘Be Bold for Change’ - Campaign for Maternity Death Inquests

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The theme of 2017 International Women's day is 'Be Bold for Change' and that is what the Access 2000 Wexford groups will be doing on March the 8th in the Bull Ring. They have taken The Elephant Collective's campaign on...

Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre invite to new launch of new coffee area

Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre invite to new launch of new coffee area

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Ballymun Child & Family Resource Centre invite to new launch of new coffee area on March 8th at 11am . See poster

Robert Emmet Community Development Project Dublin 8 Celebrates International Women’s Day

Robert Emmet Community Development Project Dublin 8 Celebrates International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Robert Emmet Commmunity Development Project want to gather the stories of the women who have inspired us in this community over the past 300 years. Send us the stories of the women who have inspired you. On March 8th International Women'...

SOLAS & the Saol Project invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day

SOLAS & the Saol Project invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

RSVP by March 3rd   - communications@solas.ie

March for Repeal

March for Repeal

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Wednesday 8th March is International Women’s Day, a global day of action and solidarity. The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth is calling on the Irish government to name the date for a referendum to repeal the eighth...

Wild and Precious Arts Night

Wild and Precious Arts Night

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Put Wednesday March 8th in your diary because Kilmainham Arts Club is back with an eclectic arts night for International Women's Day. All are welcome to this event which includes presentations of art and photography on the big screen,...