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FemFest 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

FemFest 2019

Join the National Women’s Council of Ireland for #FemFest, a major conference for young women aged 16-25 discussing leadership, equality and planning for that feminist future! On the centenary of the first Dáil, FemFest 2019 will explore the theme of women in public life in Ireland: past, present and future.

FemFest 2019 is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Justice and Equality

*** Please Note: This event is strictly for young women aged 16-25 ***

#FemFest is a fun and engaging space about young women and for young women. It will combine passionate and dynamic speakers of all ages with engagement from the audience with our brilliant line up of speakers! Register here today!

The list of inspiring speakers includes:

- Vicky Phelan, women's health campaigner

- Ellie Kisyombe, activist and local election candidate

- Martina Fitzgerald, journalist and author

- Bronach Crabtree, Derry Girls Against Borders

- Dil Wiskremasinghe, social justice and mental health broadcaster, social entrepreneur

- Suzy Byrne, equality and disability campaigner

- Julia O'Reilly, local election candidate, member of Traveller community

- Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan

- Aisling Cusack, Union of Students in Ireland

- Mary McAuliffe, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

- Eileen Flynn, National Traveller Women's Forum

- Sarah Harte, Irish Second Level Students' Union

#FemFest will:

Provide a fun and engaging space for young women aged 16-25 to engage with issues relating to leadership from a feminist perspective.

Explore and raise awareness of the issues affecting young women in Ireland today

Empower young women to use their own voice and agency by asking them to set practical objectives on how to address these issues into the future.

Create an important opportunity for engagement with a diverse group of women from all over Ireland, and from varying backgrounds.

FemFest is a safe, inclusive space for young women. You can include preferred pronouns on your lanyard and we will have gender neutral bathrooms. For more information on inclusion and accessibility see also FAQs below or contact us for any additional requirements. You can e-mail our Accessibility Officer, Susan McCormack on susanmcc@nwci.ie


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the organiser here: laurah@nwci.ie

I have accessibility requirements in order to be able to attend the event, who do I talk to about this?

You can email NWCI's Accessibility Officer, Susan McCormack: susanmcc@nwci.ie with any requirements but you must notify NWCI of these in advance of the event.

Starts: 19 January 2019 10:00
Ends: 19 January 2019 17:00
Location: Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.