Take My Eyes - A Film Screening by the Irish Feminist Network and Sonas Housing
When: Tuesday, 27th November, 7.30pm
Where: The Sugar Club, map here
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To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Irish Feminist Network and Sonas Housing will hold a screening of critically acclaimed Spanish movie, Take My Eyes.
The award winning film is a nuanced and thoughtful depiction of the issue of domestic violence, and has been described as a "beautiful film, full of these complexities, hints and refracted relationships" (Ken Loach, The Guardian). The movie will be followed by a post-screening panel discussion and Q&A.
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When: Thursday, 25th of October, 8pm
Where: 4 Dame Lane, map here
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Bewitched by a good cause? Then come and celebrate with us and raise some funds for our campaign on equality budgeting!
There will be prizes for the most magical outfits, and you will be swept off your broom by some seriously wicked tunes by DJ Mo.
Come and dance the Walpurgis Night away with us and be merry, scary and horrifyingly spellbinding!
Tickets cost €10, available at the door.
More on DJ Mo from here: www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Mo/199639130048992
More on the venue from here: http://4damelane.ie/
Looking forward to seeing you there!
When: Monday, 8th of October, 10am - 1.15pm
Where: NWCI offices
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/440839615953022/
The IFN will be speaking on the Equality Budgeting Campaign at this seminar. Come and join us to explore the following questions:
Are women bearing the brunt of the recession? Are cuts to public services impacting on women more? What are the implications of further public spending cuts for women?
Increasing evidence is emerging that the recession is having a disproportionate impact on women internationally and in Irish society. Yet, public discussions and policy development and discourse about the recession and its impacts are not informed by any type of gender analysis. The National Women's Council, in association with TASC, has identified the need to highlight the disproportionate impact of the current recession on women and to inform public debate and policy development.
Speakers will include: Pauline Conroy and Ursula Barry, authors of Ireland 2008-2012 Untold Story of the Crisis - Gender, Equality and Inequalities and Thora Thorsdottir, author of Gender (in)equality in recession and recovery: the case of Iceland (forthcoming).
Venue: NWCI, 4th Floor, 2/3 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
Programme - Bearing the Brunt
Panel response and discussion will be included.
The seminar is free of charge but places are strictly limited so early booking is advised.
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Saturday, September 29th 2012
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“Political will, not public opinion, is preventing action on abortion”
The Irish Feminist Network will today (Saturday, September 29th) participate along with thousands of others in a March for Choice to mark the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion and celebrate their support for a woman’s right to choose.
IFN co-ordinator Alison Spillane said, “Today is a historic day – not only are we marking the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion but we are also reminding the government that this issue is not going away. The most recent opinion poll (Sunday Times, September 16th 2012) shows that 80% of the electorate support access to abortion when a woman’s life is at risk, as per the X case judgment. It is clear that political will, not public opinion, is holding this issue back.”
“The government’s expert group was initially due to report in July of this year before the deadline was extended to September – we are now at the end of the month and no report has been published. The government must immediately make public the findings of the expert group and legislate for X”, she said.
“Today we march in solidarity with over 150,000 women who, since 1980, have been forced out of this country to access abortion services abroad and together we demand change to Ireland’s archaic and barbaric abortion laws”.
Notes to the editor:
The Irish Feminist Network is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting gender equality in Ireland. With over 3,000 online supporters, it is the fastest growing feminist organisation in the country.
The March for Choice will start at the Spire on O’Connell Street at 2pm before proceeding to Merrion Square. Speakers include Clare Daly TD, Senator Ivana Bacik and journalist Colette Browne.
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