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Comhairle na nÓg Gender Projects launch pictured above – Young people with Limerick Comhairle na nÓg at Ormston House, Patrick St, Limerick ahead of the launch of their Gender & Equality Projects 2022.

 Comhairle na nOg works towards implementing change in Limerick

‘Let Us Be Heard’ one of two art murals created by Limerick Comhairle na nÓg as part of a gender & equality project.

Limerick Comhairle na nÓg will formally launch three projects that raise awareness of gender identity, equality, and the experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community at Ormston House, Patrick St, on Friday, October 7 at 7pm.

Led by young people, the three Comhairle na nOg gender projects include:

-A series of short bilingual education videos that will inform and support people in understanding the LGBTQIA+ terminology

-A documentary that celebrates the Limerick LGTBQIA+ community

-Details of two murals that celebrate gender equality and the voice of women.  The murals are on Moylish Road, Ballynanty and Island Road, King’s Island respectively.  

-A discussion about an interactive workshop for young people and teachers on the theme of gender identity and understanding.

Supported by Limerick Youth Service (LYS) and Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Comhairle na nÓg gives a voice to young people allowing them to influence government policy at a local and national level.

The Comhairle na nOg gender projects are only some of the amazing activities that the group get up to as each day they work towards implementing change and striving for a better Limerick city.

As a member of Youth Work Ireland and the Irish Association of Community Training Centres, LYS remains committed to connecting with young people and supporting them to reach their full potential.

Comhairle na nÓg champions the youth voice and celebrates the drive and endeavour of young people to impact change and celebrate what being young and civically active in Ireland can accomplish.

Limerick Comhairle na nÓg is one of thirty-one youth councils nationwide which give children and young people the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.

Spaces at the Comhairle na nOg gender projects launch are limited with interested parties asked to contact John Real at [email protected]

For more stories on Limerick Comhairle na nÓg, go HERE

For more information on Limerick Youth Service, go HERE

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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