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NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network are delighted to announce the return of their popular programme, Representing Women.

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NCCWN Representing Women Programme is returning this September.

NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network are delighted to announce the return of their popular programme, Representing Women.

NCCWN Representing Women

The overall aim of Representing Women is to support more women to become involved in community and political representation.

It is widely recognised that the main barriers women face when attempting to get into politics and public representation include the 5 C’s – Confidence, Childcare, Cash, Candidate Selection and Culture. NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network have developed Representing Women in response to some of these barriers and to enable women to learn more about community and political systems and structures. The overall aim of Representing Women is to support more women to become involved in community and political representation.


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Representing Women is a free programme which is open to all women across Limerick City and County. It will run every Monday evening from September 13, 7pm – 9:30pm over 14 or 20 weeks via Zoom. There will also be occasional Guest Speakers / Lectures taking place on separate evenings.

Representing Women is delivered in two parts. Part One covers topics such as: understanding political language & structures; how policy decisions are made; engaging with public bodies and decision-makers and advocacy; activism & active citizenship. Part Two covers topics such as: empowerment; communications; equality, diversity and inclusion; and “the personal is political”.

Here is what previous participants of Representing Women had to say:

“Do you want to learn more about your community, your services, your councillors? Do you want to know how to become an advocate & support other women in general? How can your voice matter? Who & what do you believe in? All these questions & more are waiting to be answered- Join the Representing Women Programme.”

“It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about politics at a local level and the role we can play in them. It also gave me the opportunity to meet and connect with many different women from all walks of life which I found fantastic.”

Any women interested in taking part can contact Limerick Women’s Network staff on 087-3283746 or email [email protected] for more information or an application form.

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