We’re very excited about International Women’s Day here at Alice PR, not least because we’re an all woman team but we also have such amazing clients working so hard to promote equality, women’s rights and promoting the achievements of women in all walks of life. Some of the events being run by our clients this year are listed below and we are honoured and very excited to be involved.
Dress for Success, Dublin:
Dress for Success Dublin, the charity that provides women with the clothing, skills and confidence needed to succeed in the workplace, hosted a breakfast event to kick-start its 2017 International Women’s Day campaign on the 1st of March.
The event was the first in a week-long series of activities taking place in workplaces nationwide, in support of Dress for Success Dublin. This year, the charity chose the theme #WoMenAtWork for International Women’s Day, encouraging workplaces to donate to Dress for Success Dublin and use IWD as an opportunity to discuss issues facing women in the workplace.
At the event, Sonya Lennon – designer, tech entrepreneur and founder of Dress for Success Dublin – spoke about the people who have inspired her in her own career. She also outlined full details of the companies supporting the IWD campaign this year, and of the fundraising events taking place over the coming week. She was joined by representatives of many of the companies supporting the campaign, including eir, which is the headline sponsor.
Dress for Success are calling on women and men in workplaces nationwide to come together to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday, 8th March by holding a #WoMenAtWork gathering, and to use the gathering as an opportunity to discuss some of the issues including the gender pay gap, access to childcare, unconscious bias and discrimination. The gatherings can be anything from a coffee morning or a lunchtime walk to a social outing or a team breakfast.
Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment:
Alice PR has been working with The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment since last year. The Coalition is a growing alliance of over 60 organisations including human rights, feminist and pro-choice organisations, trade unions, health organisations, NGOs, community organisations and many others. Their members agree that the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution must be repealed in order to respect and protect the lives, health and choices of women in Ireland.
The Coalition presented at the Citizens’ Assembly this weekend, and following this, on International Women’s Day, they are holding a ‘March4Repeal’ event, to demand that the Government promptly names the date for a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Supporters are invited to assemble at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1 at 5.30pm, on Wednesday, 8th March and further information on the March can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284333118649491/
The Irish Research Council:
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Irish Research Council have compiled an infographic highlighting projects funded by the IRC that are aimed at improving the lives of women. The wide-ranging projects include practical sexual consent workshops for young adults, an oral and archival history of the Magdalene Institutions, a study on the clinical & social impact of Theya Healthcare post-surgery bras, and examining legislative gender quotas and female electoral candidacy.
For more information see www.research.ie