There are a number of events for International Women’s Day on Thursday next the 8th of March in Carlow College, St. Patrick's. First Year Citizenship and Community Students along with their Lecturers have worked on a project to organise these events in collaboration with the Carlow County Development Partnership and Visual.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
There will be a number of speakers on the day including: Mary White, former Green Party politician, Catherine Lane, National Women’s Council Ireland, Avril Bailey, ‘Human Givens’ Psychotherapist and a registered member of the Human Givens Institute, where her work focuses on developing resilience and emotional well-being, Josie Funcheon, GROW member, and Geraldine Kelly, Tús Participant.
See full programme of events: Here