International Women's Day
Feminist Walking Tour - Saturday March 8th
Starting at 2.30pm from Stephen's Green
Press Release: Feminist’s boots were made for walking!
This year feminists in Dublin will be celebrating
International Women’s Day, 8th March 2008, by taking
to the streets for a Walking Tour of Dublin. This
guided walk will visit several sites relevant to the
history of Irish women. This entertaining and
educational tour will begin at St Stephen’s Green Arch
at 14:30 on Saturday, 8th March and will last
approximately two hours.
The walking tour is being organised by Choice Ireland
in association with the RAG collective and other
women's groups and individuals. An information
booklet and map has been produced to accompany the
Walk and includes the route of the walk. The walking
tour will be followed by a social event in the
Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
Commenting Niav Keating said:
“From the Monto to the Magdalene laundries, the tour
will bring the sexual history of Irish women to life.
We are delighted to have Carol Hunt conducting the
tour. The aim of the tour is highlight the many
achievements of the women’s movement in Ireland.
However, we still have a long way to go”.
Niav Keating added:
“In 2008, women are told that they are equal to men
and that there is no longer a need for feminism.
However, thirty years after equal pay legislation
women earn on average 15% less than men. Ireland has
one of the worst parliamentary gender balances in the
democratic world. Currently, only 22 of the 166 TDs
in Leinster House are women. Ireland also has one of
the most draconian abortion laws in Europe”.
For further information and comment:
Niav Keating 086 329 3741
Choice Ireland is a diverse group of Pro-Choice
activists campaigning for free, safe and legal
abortion services in Ireland. The RAG is a magazine
published annually by an anarchafeminist group based
Related Link: http://www.choiceireland.blogspot.com
Related Link: http://www.ragdublin.blogspot.com