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No Woman Left Behind - Women’s Rally

Saturday, March 05, 2022

No Woman Left Behind - Women’s Rally

 On March 5th at 12pm the National Women’s Council (NWC) will hold a rally outside the Dail to call for political leadership and action on women's equality.

Violence against women is an epidemic, women remain the carers in Ireland with minimal shift in our culture of care, our childcare costs are among the highest in Europe, and lone parents, the majority of whom are women, are most impacted by the housing crisis and are the group most at risk of deprivation. Meanwhile, we continue to battle the interference of the Catholic Church in our reproductive healthcare and the future of our new national maternity hospital.

We demand change and hope you will join us at the rally.

At the rally, we will hold a moment's silence in solidarity with women and people in Ukraine and Ukrainians in Ireland. 

Speakers include:

  • Patricia King, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
  • Senator Eilenn Flynn, National Traveller Women's Forum 
  • Sara Benson, Women’s Aid
  • Noeline Blackwell, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
  • Jason Poole, brother of Jennifer Poole
  • Salome Mbugua, AkiDwa
  • Roisin Shortall TD 
  • Ailbhe Smyth, feminist activist
  • Vic Young, Alliance for Choice
  • Ruth Coppinger, ROSA
  • Brid Smith TD
  • Ethel Buckley, SIPTU
  • Mary Lou McDonald TD
  • Louise Bayliss, Focus Ireland
  • Eilish Balfe, Big Start Campaign
  • Gladys O’Neill, pension justice activist
  • Continuum Youth Choir
  • Ivana Bacik TD
  • Lorraine Lally, disability rights
  • Mimi Unamoyo, Bomoko

Yes I will go to the rally

Starts: 5 March 2022 12:00
Ends: 5 March 2022 13:00
Location: In front of Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2