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CANCELLED due to WEATHER! NWCI’s Soapbox returns for International Women’s Week

Saturday, March 02, 2019

CANCELLED due to WEATHER! NWCI’s Soapbox returns for International Women’s Week

We have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Soapbox tomorrow, 2 March, following advice from Met Eireann.

As you know, the Soapbox is an outside event without any shelter. We have spoken with Met Eireann and the weather is expected to be very gusty with heavy rain at the particular time of the event.  It won’t be possible to hold up umbrellas and the advice from our sound contractor is that the sound quality will be very poor and there may be a safety issue with regard to the AV equipment.  We therefore very reluctantly made the decision to cancel the event.



On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the National Women’s Council of Ireland will once again be bringing their custom made Soapbox to the streets of Dublin.

We will be drawing inspiration from many of the early feminists, who began their involvement in political campaigning by speaking out about equality issues on a soapbox on a city centre street. 

Women and men, passionate about women’s equality will have their say on burning issues, from childcare, health, gender pay gap to violence against women. 

The location of this year’s Soapbox will be in front of the Mansion House on Dawson Street from 1-3pm on Saturday March 2nd.         

Speakers confirmed to date include: 

  • Emma Murphy Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Avril Hannafin, An Cosan
  • Jaro Waldeck, Director of Photography, Women and Film & TV
  • Lorraine Walsh, Cervical Cancer Survivor & Campaigner
  • Gabi Muntean, Pavee Point
  • Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland
  • Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Rita Fagan, Inchicore Resource Centre  
  • Liam Herrick, Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  • Dominique Meehan, Sexual Violence Advocate 
  • Eileen Flynn, Traveller rights campaigner 
  • Gabi Muntean, Pavee Point 
  • Emma Allen, Abortion Rights Campaign 
  • Erica Fleming, Homelessness Advocate
  • Sandra Ruiz-Moriana, Migrant Women's Rights Activist and Local Election Candidate for the Social Democrats    

And many more...

Others will be online talking on #NWCISoapBox.

Starts: 2 March 2019 13:00
Ends: 2 March 2019 15:00
Location: Outside the Mansion House, Dawson Street