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Gender Justice Community Education Programme

NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are pleased to announce that we will be facilitating workshops as part of the Peace IV ‘Liberation From Patriarchy For Gender Justice Programme’ here in Donegal. Workshops will begin late February and end mid-April.

This is an engaging and empowering informal community education programme which will look at the topic of patriarchy and gender inequality.

Over the 6 sessions and event seminar participants will;

  1. Begin an educational journey to raise awareness and understanding of patriarchy.
  2. Explore the roots, dynamics and nature of patriarchy.
  3. Make connections between women’s own experiences and how patriarchy impacts on their lives.
  4. Explore the ways in which systems and structures have and can be challenged to achieve gender justice.

If you would like to sign up for this Free 6 workshop sessions (21st, 28th February, 7th, 21st March, 4th, 11th April) plus attending a seminar event in Derry City 14th March, please fill in this online form here and we will get in contact with you.

Donegal WEAR Project

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Gender Equality is a fundamental human right.  Yet in 2017 women continue to face challenges and inequalities because of their gender, these include;

  • Employment Pay Gaps– “Women earn on average 15% less than men and at the top of the pay scale, 21% less.
  • Restricted Economic Opportunities– there are 128 countries with at least 1 legal difference restricting women’s economic opportunity.
  • Psychical and Sexual Violence– Global statistics show that 35% of women have experienced sexual violence in their life time. Only 52 counties criminalise rape within marriage. 2.6 Billion Live in a country that doesn’t.
  • Under Political Representation– Only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians were female as of January 2015 (UN Women)
  • Lack of Access to Education– 1 in 5 girls of lower secondary age is out of school, 1 in 3 girls in the developing world is married by the age of 18.

NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network are offering 20 places to women to take part in ‘The Wear Project’ a EU funded project supporting awareness to gender equality and human rights. The general objective of WEAR is that participants will have a better understanding of women’s human rights and gender equality and able to place their own lived experiences into human rights and global perspective and this making human rights and gender equality clear, real and relevant to women.

The project will deliver 5 gender equality focused workshops which will look at: 1) Poverty 2) Education 3) Health 4) Gender Based Violence, and 5) Representation & decision making. Workshops will begin at the end of April, finishing in early June, and will run on Tuesdays 10.00am until 1.00pm, in the Donegal Women’s Centre, Letterkenny.

Workshop’s are free and we can offer small contributions towards supporting participation (available on request). For more details please contact: Finola Brennan on donwomnet@eircom.net or 074 9722790

Let’s End Human Trafficking

Raise your awareness to the issue of Human Trafficking here in Ireland

 

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Please join Donegal Anti-Human Trafficking Group Tuesday 24th of March 2015 @ 2.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny for an awareness raising workshop.

The workshop is open to health professionals, community activists and politicians. It will be an interactive workshop to help build an understanding to the issue of Human Trafficking on a local and global scale, addressing the root causes, how exploitation can happen and how we can help prevent this crime from happening.

If you would like to attend this FREE workshop or know anyone who would please book a place. To book a place please contact Helena Glackin by email on helenaglackin@live.ie

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This workshop is supported by the HSE, National Lottery funds and has been organised by the Donegal Anti- Human Trafficking Group

Call for expression of interest for a free “Eurowatchers” course

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NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network are looking for interested participants to signup for  a free course to help develop skills in money management. The “Eurowatchers” money advice programme has been developed by the VEC and MABS and the programme supports the development of budgeting skills and techniques, including ideas on curtailing spending, making some saving and best approaches to credit.

Eurowatchers is delivered over 6 weeks (2 hours per week).  While there are opportunities for discussion and sharing there is no obligation to discuss personal situations.  Case studies are provided and the course is delivered in a relaxed and enjoyable manner.  Content is as follows:

Week 1:    Setting the scene

Week 2:    Money go round

Week 3:    Budgeting

Week 4:    Paying bills

Week 5:    Savings

Week 6:    Credit trail

Start date is yet to be confirmed but the course will be run on Mondays 10am-12pm at the NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network office. If you would like to secure a place please contact Róisín @ 074 9722790 or by email donwomnet@eircom.net