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A number of organisations are hosting events to celebrate International Women's Day 2012 - OWN will be hosting and event at the end of March to mark the day. Some events are listed below or check out the National Women's Council of Ireland for a listing of events nationwide by clicking on the link below:
Marking International Women’s Day 2012: Connecting girls, inspiring futures
The issue of violence against women and girls remains a large public health challenge. A speaker from the World Health Organisation, Dr Avni Amin, will present recent international research findings on the health and social consequences of violence against women and girls from many countries, including offering some insights about intergenerational effects. Ms Xusein from AkiDwA will then present some research and highlight policy implications on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM), in the context of the situation for migrant women in Ireland who have undergone FGM.
Chester Beatty Library, 8 March 2012: 2-4:30 PM
1. Dr. Avni Amin: World Health Organization Geneva
2. Alwiye Xusein:AkiDwA
Eilish MacAuliffe Executive Committee, Irish Forum for Global Health/Director, Centre for Global Health
Jim Clarken, CEO Oxfam / Chair, GBV Consortium
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March 8th marks International Woman’s Day with a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
On this day each year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements and Concern Worldwide are proud to be part of this movement.
Concern's work with women and girls in the world’s poorest countries is changing lives for the better. Girls are staying in school longer, standards of living are improving and gender based violence is being reduced. Concern prioritizes women in all of its programmes overseas. Women produce the majority of food in the developing world and yet own the least resources.
The Women of Concern group is organising a number of events on March 8th to mark this occasion including two public events; Concern Inaugural International Woman’s Day Film festival in Light House Cinema, Smithfield and an International Women's Day lecture in Trinity College, Dublin.
Members of the public are invited to attend to show their support for the work of Concern and International Woman’s Day.
For more information call 01 417 7789.
International Woman’s Day Film Festival: Concern.net International Woman's Day Film Festival.
Trinity Lecture: Concern.net International Women's Day
Please join us for a delightful morning of entertainment, food and great company to celebrate International Women's day
Date: Saturday, 10 March 2012
Time: 10 am – 12.30
1 & 2 John Street
[ @ the top of O’Connell Street]
Join us for the launch of our new fundraising initiative and learn how you can support DVAS’s work with women and children
Pre booking essential - to purchase a ticket call Niamh or Lorna on 071-9141515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin City Public Librarieswould like to invite you to a fascinating panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day. This event is open to the general public and will beof special interest to girls considering a scientific career. Pleasebring this to the attention of members of your organisation, students andcollegues. Admission is free.
Our distinguished guests willenthuse, encourage and inspire!
A panel of women scientists discuss their work andexperiences working in the science community in Ireland.
Chaired by: Dr. Fiona Blighe (TCD). Guestsinclude; Professor Maire Cassidy, (State Pathologist), Professor Tia Keyes(DCU), Anne Graham, (NTA), Anne MacLellan, (History of Science) and EleanorHolmes (recent graduate in Theretical Physics).
Dublin City Library & Archive - Saturday 10th March 2.30pm
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Booking essential at the Central Library, T. 8734333. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Source: Ivor Callely TD, Minister of State for Services for Older People (2004)