Senator Katherine Zappone and Dr Ann Louise Gilligan honoured among top inspirational female role models in Europe
Following a successful nomination to the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) by Marriage Equality, Senator Katherine Zappone and her partner Dr Ann Louise Gilligan have been featured in the EU organisation's "Women Inspiring Europe" 2012 calendar. With the publication of the calendar, currently in its second year, EIGE aims to give visibility and pay homage to some of Europe's most remarkable women, by highlighting their achievements and success stories.
Moninne Griffith, Director of Marriage Equality, said "We're absolutely delighted that Senator Zappone and Dr Gilligan have been featured in the 'Women Inspiring Europe' calendar. They are hugely inspirational women for the marriage equality movement - not only in Ireland, but around the world. Their struggle to have their Canadian marriage recognised here is a huge part of the reason that we have Civil Partnership legislation in Ireland today. While Civil Partnership is an important step on the road to equality, there is still much work to be done before equality is achieved. Senator Zappone and Dr Gilligan's continued challenge has inspired people from all across the country to join the campaign for equality for same-sex couples, our families and our children."