NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are inviting you to participant in the ‘SORT Our Smears’ CAMPAIGN, a community ‘art in activism’ project by visual artist Barbara O’Meara in collaboration with Karen Ward of Moon Mna Women’s Celtic Circles supported by the National Collective of Community Based Women’s Network’s (NCCWN)
The project is in response to the ongoing ‘Cervical Check’ Smear Test Scandal which broke last year. This ongoing scandal is affecting thousands of women across Ireland, threatening women’s health and wellbeing, and already resulted in the loss of 22 women’s lives in Ireland.
This month it was reported there remains a backlog of 80,000 tests and delays of up to 33 weeks for a result. This situation is unacceptable and action is required from the government to address this situation now.
The ’Sort Our Smears’ Campaign was launched on 8th March for International Women’s Day and grassroot community workshops are currently being run to give women the opportunity through the use of art to express how you feel about the ongoing cervical smear test scandal which is impacting women’s healthcare in Ireland.
The project aim is to bring all the pieces created by women from across Ireland together to be put on Exhibition Nationally in Autumn 2019.
NCCWN Donegal are pleased to be a part of this project and will be running a number of art activism sessions in Donegal for women to participant in to express how they feel about the ‘Cervical Check’ Smear Test Scandal.
Confirmed dates include
8th May, Donegal Women’s Network, 6 Tír Chonaill Street Donegal Town; 10am-12.30pm,
9th May, Central Library Letterkenny, St Oliver Plunkett Road, 10.30am-1pm
27th May, Greencastle Community Centre, 12.00-2.30pm
Should you be a group interested in participating in a session please get in contact with us to discuss if we can facilitate one in your area too!
Places are limited so please sign up by filling in our online form here, we can also be contacted on email@example.com or 074 9722790
To find out more about the campaign ‘Sort Our Smears’ Campaign please see here.
For information for people concerned about Cervical Check please visit the HSE information page which can be found here.
Do you have an area of expertise and would be interested in facilitating workshops/sessions to women’s community groups/organisations in Donegal?
NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network are compiling a resource list of potential facilitators for the women’s and community sector in Donegal.
There is no guarantee of work but you will be considered for potential facilitating opportunities within the Network and your expertise details will be made available to our network should they be looking for facilitators.
If you would like to be on this list please fill out our online form here.
“When one door closes, another opens”
NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network are pleased to be taking bookings for Women in the Home…New Beginnings course. This is a FREE 8 week course commencing in Bundoran on 3rd April, and will be facilitated by the fabulous Emilywhelancoaching, Leading Life Coach & Motivational Speaker.
The aim of this course is to support women in life-long learning opportunities. Promoting personal development, well-being and positive mental health.
Who is this course for?
• Women who left the workforce and did not return, for example women who left to start a family
• Women unemployed and seeking only part-time work
• Women in unpaid work in the home
• Women who are unemployed and not looking for immediate paid work, for example, someone full-time at home looking after a young family and/or other dependent
•Women getting a disability payment
Venue: Bundoran Community Development CLG
Dates: Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th of April,
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of May 2019
If you are interested in participating in this programme please fill in our form here and someone will be in contact with you.
For further information please contact NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or 074 9722790. Booking is essential, book early to avoid disappointment.
This course is funded through DLDC under the under SICAP.