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Womens Collective Ireland Limerick events appeal to a variety of local women

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Womens Collective Ireland Limerick pictured above at the Hunt Museum. Picture: Laura O’Loughlin

Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick aim to promote gender equality through our work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression

Womens Collective Ireland Limerick (previously known as Limerick Women’s Network) are delighted to announce some of their upcoming activities, they hope it will appeal to a variety of local women.

Continuing with their work around increasing women’s involvement in politics, on Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm they will host a women and politics online panel discussion with experts in the field of politics, campaigning, running for election, council structures and more. This will be a place where women interested in running for election or getting more involved in politics or campaigning can ask a panel of experts any questions they have. In this space there is no such thing as a stupid question!  Questions can be sent to the panel in advance of the event.

On Tuesday, January 31st from 12:30pm – 2:30pm they will begin a 10-week Fitness Walking for Women course, meeting at their office on 28 John Street. This course is open to women of all fitness levels. Proper walking / running shoes with support must be worn at all times. There will also be time to speak with the tutor and go over any queries women might have on the first day. 

This February WCI Limerick will start the first of three (5 week) Women’s Digital Technology Courses they plan to run in 2023. This round will begin on Thursday, February 2nd, 10am – 12pm in their office on 28 John Street. This course is designed for women who are looking to get back to employment or further education and would benefit from digital technology upskilling. The course will include: setting up an email account, sending emails, using Zoom, using Word or Google Doc and creating an up-to-date C.V. The course also includes one hour mentoring with the tutor on C.V development and next steps. Places for this course are limited.

Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick Coordinator, Yvie Murphy, said, “We are delighted to kick off 2023 with a range of courses and events that we are hoping will cater to a broad spectrum of women. All of the courses and events are free of charge but registration is essential. Anyone interested in learning more or booking a place can do so by contacting [email protected] We are particularly excited to continue with our women and politics events as so many local women attended our networking and information night last month. We look forward to hearing from and working with more local women in 2023.”

About Women’s Collective Ireland – Limerick

Women’s Collective Ireland Limerick aim to promote gender equality through our work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression. We provide information for women on a range of issues such as health provision, screening services and men’s 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 run various courses and events, such as health and awareness days, and take part in campaigns and celebration days such as International Women’s Day. We engage in public consultations relating to women’s issues and broader issues using a gendered lens. We were instrumental in the establishment of the Limerick Women’s Caucus in 2019, the first of its kind at a local level in the country.

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