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A Constitution that reflects our values

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

A Constitution that reflects our values

What would it mean to enshrine the value of care into our Constitution? What does valuing care mean in practice?

The upcoming referendum on family, care and gender equality, now scheduled to take place in early 2024, is a unique opportunity to have a national conversation about the values we want to see reflected in our Constitution. 

Join us on 18 October at the Pump House, Dublin Port as we explore these values and discuss the proposed changes to Article 41.2.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Ursula Barry, Feminist economist based in UCD with focus on the care economy, gender equality policies in Ireland and the EU
  • Don Samaratunga, Healthcare Assistant working in elder care and member of SIPTU's Care Sector and Migrant Worker Network
  • Rachel Coyle, Head of Campaigns and Mobilisiation at the National Women's Council

The event will be chaired by Margaret Martin, Chairperson of NWC. 

To support our preparations for the event, please email susan Susan McCormack Susanmcc@nwci.ie by 11th October if you have any accessibility requirements including ISL.

Register here

This event is part of 5th annual Dublin Arts & Human Rights Festival Programme: In Solidarity: An International Celebration of Arts and Human Rights. The festival features exciting and innovative events that promote equality, human rights and diversity through the arts, taking place in Dublin, Kerry, Donegal and Cork, with artists and speakers in attendance from Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The aim of the festival is to showcase and highlight the extraordinary work of human rights defenders in Ireland and around the world, past and present, and the role of the arts and artists in promoting human rights today.

See Smashing times website now for the full festival programme

Starts: 18 October 2023 10:30
Ends: 18 October 2023 12:00
Location: The Pump House Alexandra Road, Dublin Port, Dublin