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Limerick Women’s Network will mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019 with a series of events at Ormston House. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join us for an interview with Daire Hickey McGovern about her experience of resistance to cybercrime and revenge porn; a sourdough session with Fold and Rise artists Maeve Collins and Julie Griffiths; an interactive performance with the Ukealadies; and more.

This event will run from 10am to 2pm and is free. A light lunch will be provided.

About Limerick Women’s Network:

The Limerick Women’s Network provides information on a range of events and services for women and women’s groups in Limerick City. Key aims of the network include information on access to education and training; networking opportunities for women’s groups; awareness-raising events and information sessions; support for women lobbying issues that affect them; and access to meeting space and use of facilities.

You can read more about the National Collective of Community-based Women’s Networks here.

About International Women’s Day:

International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

Make IWD your day – everyday.

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