***Call for participation***
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 074 9722790