She Leads We Lead Initiatives from Fingal’s Community Office, International Women’s Day in Huntstown, LGBTQ+ Information Evening in Applewood, Draíocht’s Euro Club

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Through our Eyes, the Power of Women’s Leadership in Community Action –  a leadership photograph Exhibition (register by Friday 10th Feb)

Women play an important role in community action through grassroots movements, organising community events, leading neighbourhood groups and raising awareness about specific issues or advocating for change.  Research has shown that when women are involved in leadership, they bring a unique perspective and approach to problem-solving, which can lead to more effective solutions. As leaders in community action, women use their skills and expertise through serving on boards of non profits, mentoring and supporting community based initiatives.  

Fingal She Leads, an initiative of Fingal County Council, as part of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023 is celebrating women’s leadership in a visual way, through a photography exhibition. The exhibition will feature portraits of women from Fingal who are leading in Community Action. Accompanying stories will showcase their leadership achievements. This exhibition will display in Fingal County Council County Hall and will serve as a powerful inspiration for women and encourage others to become active in their communities.    

How to get involved 

Only Community and Voluntary groups in Fingal (registered on the Fingal Community County register/ Fingal PPN) are eligible to nominate a female member(s) of their group before Friday 10th February, 5pm.  Your nominee must reside and volunteer in Fingal. A ‘photoshoot’ will take place the following week on Thursday 16th February 2pm- 5pm  in Fingal County Council, County Hall in Swords. (those not available to attend during the day, may be accommodated in the evening)     

Please join in and make this a very special celebration of International Women’s Day. All eligible nominations will feature in the exhibition. 

To nominate, please complete the following form 

(2) Register Your International Women’s Day event(closing Friday 17th Feb)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8th, and many events are held around the world to mark the occasion. The overall aim of these events and activities is to celebrate the progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate the acts of women.  

Fingal She Leads, an Initiative of Fingal County Council is inviting local community & voluntary  groups and services to register their event to feature in the 2023 Fingal International Women’s Day (IWD) programme. This programme will  provide information about community activities taking place on the day (or week of IWD) and the organisation leading the activity.  This will serve to generate a greater awareness of IWD and this will effective encourage participation and engagement from the wider community in your event.     

Some examples of events include   

  • Conferences and seminars to discuss issues related to gender equality and women’s rights.  
  • Cultural events to celebrate the cultural contributions of women, such as art exhibitions, poetry readings, and music performances.  
  • Awards ceremonies to recognize the achievements of women.  
  • Networking events to connect women working in different industries or fields.  
  • Online events such as webinars, online panel discussions, and social media campaigns.  
  • Social Media campaigns to promote IWD, post about inspiring women, and share messages of support for gender equality.  
  • Fundraisers for women’s charities and organizations.  

If your organisation is hosting an event or activity and want to feature in the programme, please complete the following form before Friday, 17th Feb (1pm) 

International Women’s Day in Huntstown

Huntstown Community Centre have many women who have stepped up for their Community and have organised/assisted/own and run many different Groups and Clubs.

So as a nod to the upcoming International Women’s Day on 8th March, Huntstown Community Centre will be posting short videos of the many inspirational women who either volunteer their time and expertise to the Community or who operate a business in Huntstown Community Centre.

LGBTQ+ Information Evening in Applewood, Swords

As part of Fingal Winter Pride, Applewood Community Centre is hosting an “LGBTQ+ Information Evening” presented on the night by Andrew McCann, Consultant Director of Workplace Relations Solutions and author of “Know Your Rights”. He has worked in the area of social and civic rights for over 20 years.

The talk will be on topics such as Employment Equality legislation, Equal Status Act, the Gender Recognition Act, and Change of Name by Deed Poll.

The talk runs from 7.15pm – 9pm, but people are welcome to arrive at 7pm as refreshments will be available.

Draíocht’s Euro Club

CALLING VOLUNTARY & COMMUNITY GROUPS IN DUBLIN 15 … Get access for your group to €5 tickets for a variety of Draíocht events by applying to join The Euro Club … Particularly suitable for Resident Associations, Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds, social groups etc. and for groups who’ve never been before or feel they cannot attend Draíocht on a full-price or concession price ticket. As a registered charity not-for-profit venue, Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to providing access for all to the Centre. We look forward to welcoming your group to Draíocht soon.

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