A Network for Midlife & Older Women
As you know OWN members contributed to the recent submission to the government consultation on the UN Periodic Review on Ireland's Human Rights Record (see Publications).
OWN member Anne Mc Sweeney Healy who took part in the OWN process represented OWN on a recent Irish Human Rights Commission event held in partnership with Older and Bolder. Older & Bolder nominated Anne as an observer to attend the presentation by Minister Alan Shatter in Geneva with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. Please see the invitation from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties inviting members to attend and watch the hearing live. RSVP directly to the number below:
Your Rights Right Now Invite You to Breakfast with Minister Shatter
Early next Thursday morning, Minister Alan Shatter TD will be defending Ireland’s human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review live from the United Nations in Geneva. Join us for breakfast in Dublin to watch the hearing live.
Date: Thursday 6th October 2011
Time: 8.00 am -11.00 am
Place: Connolly Room, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1 (Entrance via Liberty Hall Theatre)
Participants are welcome to drop in at any time between 8.00 am and 11.00 am to enjoy a light breakfast and meet with members of Your Rights. Right Now while watching the live feed from the UN in Geneva.
Last year seventeen leading organisations came together to make sure that the United Nations heard your views about your rights –right now. Join us on 6 October 2011 for the culmination of this process and to watch Minister Shatter respond to questions from other UN member states on Ireland’s human rights record for the very first time.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 7994504
For more information about the Your Rights. Right Now coalition and the UPR process, click here.
We are especially grateful to the members of the Your Rights. Right Now Cross- Sectoral Steering Group:
Trade Union members may wish to note that this event is supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) in its capacity as a member of the Your Rights. Right Now coalition with the venue kindly provided by SIPTU.
Irish Council for Civil Liberties on behalf of Your Rights. Right Now
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Source: The way we are: Facts about Older Women in Ireland in 2008