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Womens Collective Ireland Limerick formerly Limerick Women’s Network launches 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

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Womens Collective Ireland Limerick – WCI Limerick aims to promote gender equality through their work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression.

WCI Limerick is one of 17 Grassroots Women’s Community Development Projects located across the country

On April 7th NCCWN, the umbrella organisation of which Limerick Women’s Network is a member, officially launched its new name, visual identity and strategic plan. Going forward they will now be known as Womens Collective Ireland and Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick respectively. WCI Limerick is one of 17 Grassroots Women’s Community Development Projects located across the country.

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Womens Collective Ireland aims to promote gender equality through its work with women who experience oppression.

WCI Patron Dr Ailbhe Smyth, a feminist and women’s rights activist, who helped launch the strategy and new look said, “The name change and rebranding alongside the Strategic Plan reflect the challenges and work that WCI have done and will continue to do, both on the ground and at representational level. Their knowledge of the structural and systematic barriers to women’s participation comes from work on the ground with grassroots women and through independent research enabled by their extensive reach and trust in the communities.”


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Yvie Murphy, WCI Limerick Project Coordinator said, “Most people will know us as the Limerick Women’s Network and while we are moving into a new phase, name and look as an organisation, we want people to know that our focus is still very much on gender equality and working with the women of Limerick as best we can”.

CEO of Women’s Collective Ireland Miriam Holt said, “As CEO of Women’s Collective Ireland, I welcome the leadership role working in such an exciting feminist organisation, that works FOR WOMEN, WITH WOMEN, is ROOTED in the community with COLLECTIVE spaces for women. Our work is grounded in the lives and experiences of the grassroots women we meet and work with.  Women’s Collective Ireland – Women Inspiring Women: Together we are stronger.”

“The new logo and its ripples represent the ripple effect that our work and connection with grassroots women has on the women themselves as well as their families, communities and our society,” she added.

Speaking about the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, Chairperson Ann Fitzgerald said, “Our new strategic plan provides a framework to support us and the women we work with to face new challenges and explore new and exciting possibilities as we go forward together.  We do this in the knowledge that we have an important role to play in Irish society, amplifying grassroots women’s voices”.

About Women’s Collective Ireland – Limerick

WCI Limerick aims to promote gender equality through our work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression. We provide an information and drop in service for women, and supply information on a range of issues such as health provision, screening services and Violence against Women services.  Additionally, we provide supports for women to return to education and training and to access employment and/or volunteering opportunities.  We work with all women but specifically our focus is on women who experience marginalisation and those from vulnerable communities.  

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