International Women's Day Event

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:30 to 17:15
Maynooth University Library, Conference Room, First Floor

To mark International Women’s Day 2016 you are cordially invited to discussions on this year’s theme - Pledge for Parity : Each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to taking action to accelerate gender parity.

With contributions from scholars and civil society organisations (full programme below and you may also download it as a poster here IWD 2016 Programme

Attendance is free but registration is essential. In order to register please email before Friday 4th March 2016.

This event is sponsored by Maynooth University HR Equality, Department of Sociology, Applied Social Studies and Research Development Office.

Full Programme

10.30  Registration

10.50  Welcome address, President Prof. Philip Nolan

11:00  Ms Fiona Tierney, CEO Public Appointments Service

11.35  Dr Anne O’Brien, Kairos Communications

11.50  Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University, Department of Sociology

12.10  Panel Discussion and Open Forum

12.30  Buffet Lunch      


13.30 – 14.15  Key note:  Dr Akwugo Emejulu (in pic. left), Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland, University of Edinburgh. Introduced and chaired by Dr Pauline Cullen (Sociology MU)

Response: Dr Ailbhe Smyth, Former Director of Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre UCD​
14.15  Gender, Diversity and Community Development in Ireland.
Dr Ciara Bradley (Applied Social Studies, MU), Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland, Pavee Point.
Chair: Dr Mary P. Murphy

15.15  Tea/Coffee

15.30  Gender, Diversity  and Activism: Past, present and future.
Dr Sinead Kennedy (English, MU), Dr Clara Fischer (Philosophy, UCD), European Network Against Racism, Akidwa, National Travellers Women’s Forum.

Followed by discussion and closing observations.
Chair: Prof. Mary P. Corcoran (Sociology, MU)