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Sharing Stories Evening – Cork Feminista ~ 8th March 2012

To celebrate International Women’s Day

Bring yourself, a friend or family member and joinus for a night of rich story telling!

With music from Eva Porter @evaportermusic

Performance from Cork Tribal Dance on the night!

Thursday 8th March 2012 from 7-9pm
Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street

(also has links to other IWD events in Ireland


5 March 2012 at 7:47 pm

Solidarity Books Celebrates the 101st International Women’s Day! – Cork ~ 8th March 2012

From 18:00 until 23:00 at Solidarity Books, , 43a Douglas Street, opposite Fionbarra’s pub

A large turnout is anticipated at the Solidarity Books celebration of the 101st International Women’s Day, on Thursday 8th March.

The series of events will commence from 6pm,

Some of the events taking place during the day are:

6pm Community Dinner at Solidarity Books

7.30pm Discussion with women from Vita Cortex and others on the experiences of women workers.

8.30pm Film Showing: The Women of Brukman (2009)
A powerful documentary which tells the story of the Women ( and a few men ! ) who occupied and operated the Brukman clothing factory when the owners deserted it during the financial crisis in Argentina of 2001. The film follows the lives of several women over a life changing 5 year period as they transform their factory and working life and inspire others to do the same.

5 March 2012 at 7:29 pm

AkiDwA International Women’s Day 2012 – Dublin ~ 8th March 2012

Connecting Young Women … Inspiring Futures

To mark International Women’s Day, AkiDwA invites you to an evening of celebrations. The theme for this year is ‘connecting young migrant women, inspiring future.’ There will be a line of activities on the day that include launch of AkiDwA new Strategic Plan 2012-2015 by Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Maria Parodi, speakers panel, screening of a video clip featuring young migrant women in Ireland discussing their future hopes and dreams, a fashion show, and other entertainment.

Date: Thursday, 8 March 2012
Venue: Dublin City Hall, 52 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Time: 5pm – 9pm

Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, contact Amaka at / 01 81485821, 086 3096859, or visit .

Established in 2001 by a group of African women, AkiDwA is a network of migrant women living in Ireland. AkiDwA vision is a just society where there is equal opportunity and equal access to resources in all aspects of society, social, cultural, economic, civic and political. Our mission is to promote equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland.


2 March 2012 at 7:19 pm

International Woman’s Day Film Festival – Dublin ~ 8th March 2012

In association with Concern Worldwide, Hot Press and the Light House Cinema

Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian agency, Hot Press and the Light House cinema are teaming up to co-host the first-ever International Women’s Day Film Festival at the Smithfield venue on March 8th.

The schedule includes box-office hits and award-winning films such as His & Hers, As If I Am Not There, Music By Prudence, Oranges and Sunshine, and The White Dress. The event starts at 4.40pm and runs until 10.30pm.

4.40 pm: The White Dress
The white dress is the story of a little girl on her communion day but unlike other little girls she is making her communion all on her own

4.50 pm: Video on International Woman’s Day – facts & figures

5.00 pm: Oranges and Sunshine
Starring Emily Watson as Margaret Humphreys, the British social worker who brought a shameful secret to world attention in the late ‘80s, Oranges and Sunshine tells the true story of hundreds of thousands of children who were deported to Australia in the 1940s and 1950s by the British government, and the struggle of one woman to reclaim their identity.

6.30 pm: Music by Prudence
This Oscar winning documentary has received an amazing response from press and audiences all across the world.
Music by Prudence tells a self-empowering story of one young woman’s struggle who, together with her band, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds and, in her own voice conveys to the world that disability does not mean inability.

7.00 pm: As If I Am Not There
‘As If I Am Not There’ is a story of a young woman from Sarajevo whose life is shattered the day a young soldier walks into her apartment and tells her to pack her things.
Stripped of everything she ever had and facing the constant threat of death, she struggles against all the hatred she sees around her. In a final act of courage or madness, she decides to make one last stand: to dare to be herself. And this simple act saves her life.

8.40 pm: Q&A session

9.00 pm: Video on International Woman’s Day – facts & figures

9.10 pm: His & Hers
“A man loves his girlfriend the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.”
From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a woman’s relationships with the men in her life—father, boyfriend, husband, son.
His & Hers is an enchanting and affectionate appreciation for woman in all her versatility.

Tickets are available from the Light House cinema box office at a cost of €20 for a daily ticket or €9 per feature film and 50% of the proceeds will go towards Women of Concern, supporting women’s projects in Bangladesh.

Visit or call Concern on 01 417 8064 for more information on this event and on Concern’s other International Women’s Day events on March 8th – see also:

2 March 2012 at 7:09 pm

Forgotten Women – Seminar for international women’s day Avoca ~ 8th March 2012

Forgotten Women from the world of domestic abuse, the Travelling community, art and business will be honoured at a fascinating seminar this international women’s day in Avoca.

Broadcaster and journalist Mary Kenny, Bray Women’s Refuge Manager Barbara Mcallister, artist and thalidomide victim Mary Duffy, Hilary Pratt of Avoca Handweavers and Sr. Caitriona Geraghty (on Travelling women) are the impressive speakers who will address the seminar at the Woodenbridge Hotel in Avoca on Thursday, March 8, International Women’s Day at 7p.m.

The seminar will explore the indomitable spirit of women past and present and will focus in particular on women who have suffered domestic violence, Traveller women, women in business and female artists.

An art exhibition will also take place during the seminar entitled ‘ The Work of Human Hands‘ by local women artists.

Everyone is welcome and there is no charge but booking is essential.

The event is part of Avoca Parish Church’s sesquicentennial celebrations.

Avoca parish church was built by the local community back in 1862. A number of local women on the organising committee are highlighting the cause of women in the community as part of the celebrations, and parish priest Fr. Eamonn Crossan has welcomed this focus and has even invited a female theologian, Ms Anne Thurston to address the congregation at the special Mother’s Day mass on March 18. The celebrations are open to all denominations and represent forward-thinking on behalf of the local church. A packed schedule has been set out for the year which kicked off recently with an opening ceremony at the church in January and followed by a gala choral concert last weekend. It is hoped that the year will culminate in a special function which will see a time capsule buried to be discovered by the next generation.

For further information see:

To register for the call 0879535586 or email

2 March 2012 at 6:54 pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day National Women’s Council of Ireland ~ 8th March 2012

With President Michael D Higgins, poet Paula Meehan, Musicians and Friends

Thurs March 8th
Registration tea/coffee 10.15 — 10.45am
Venue: NWCI, 4th Floor 2-3 Parnell sq. East, Dublin 1
Rsvp: /01- 8787248

The NWCI has other International Women’s Day events in Ireland listed on its web site:

    * African and Migrant Women Networking Seminar 3 March 2012
    * Clare Women’s Network International Women’s Day Celebrations 2012 5 March 2012 – 8 March 2012
    * Network Kildare’s International Women’s Day Celebration 2012 ‘Manage Your Life by Managing Your Mind’ through Mindfulness & Spirituality 5 March 2012
    * Immigrant Council of Ireland International Women’s Day Celebrations 2012 6 March 2012
    * Bringing gender into the story of the Irish economic, banking and fiscal crisis – Lecture 7 March 2012
    * Limerick Women’s Network And Limerick City Arts Group Invite All Women To A Celebration Of International Women’s Day 8 March 2012
    * WOMEN’S INTEGRATED NETWORK (WIN), ATHY Special Event To Mark 2012 International Women’s Day 8 March 2012
    * Lunchtime reading by Catch the Moon at the Irish Writers’ Centre in aid of Ruhama 8 March 2012
    * Help Llamau celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8th 2012 8 March 2012
    * Events at NUIG to Celebrate International Women’s Day 8 March 2012 – 9 March 2012
    * AkiDwA conference to mark International Women’s Day 8 March 2012
    * European Commission Celebration of International Women’s Day 8 March 2012
    * DVAS fundraiser International Women’s Day 10 March 2012

Check the National Women’s Council of Ireland events page for updates and additions

2 March 2012 at 6:41 pm

red women’s symbol with black continents


International Women's Day!March 8th, 2012
IWD is celebrated all over the world on 8th March

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