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Equal Representation is a Basic Social Justice

balance for better

In 2019 of the 37 County Councillors in Donegal only 3 are women, that’s a 8.1% representation, the highest it’s ever been. At the national political level two women since 1918 have ever represented Donegal in Dáil Éireann. We need change.

This year’s International Women’s Day Theme is ‘Balance for Better’, it is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. While also asking people how will you help make a difference?

In honour of this day NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network in association with 50:50 North West invite you to come Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with us on Thursday 7th March in Donegal central library, Letterkenny 10am-1pm.

We’ll be discussing equal representation, chatting to female County Councillors and to women who will be running in the upcoming May Local Elections. We’ll also be joined by Historian Dr Angela Byrne who will be talking about the first woman in Donegal to be Elected as a councillor.

This will be an interactive and informative event, refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.

For more information you can contact NCCWN Donegal Women’s Network on donegalwomensnetwork@gmail.com or by phone on 074 9722790

Donegal Community Facilitation

 

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.

Women in the Home New Beginnings Course

“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 
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm

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 donegalwomensnetwork@gmail.com or 074 9722790. Booking is essential, book early to avoid disappointment.

This course is funded through DLDC under the under SICAP.

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.