Activities for International Women's Day

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International Women’s Day is just a few weeks away! Have you made plans for it yet? If not - we’ve got you covered! We’ve a range of actions you can take to learn more and support gender justice at local and global levels. So whether you want to join a webinar, take action on the streets or do some reading - we’ve got something for you. Read on for all the details…


Join a webinar about gender justice

We’re running two webinars on Friday 4th March to get you ready for International Women’s Day! Both webinars will explore gender justice but will feature different speakers. Our first webinar will take place at lunch time, from 1pm to 2pm. The second webinar will take place in the evening, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

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Our expert speakers will explore how gender-based discrimination is interconnected with climate (in)justice, the cost of living and other global issues.

Our lunchtime webinar will feature Lidija Živčič, a senior expert at Focus Association for Sustainable Development in Slovenia and Katharina Habersbrunner, an energy and climate expert from WECF Germany. Our evening webinar will feature V’cenza Cirefice, an ecofeminist researcher and activist.

Click here to register for the webinar

More about the webinar speakers

Katharina Habersbrunner

Katharina Habersbrunner is board member and team leader for “Sustainable Energy and Climate Solutions” at Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), an international NGO striving for sustainable and(gender) just environmental solutions. WECF’s climate and energy programmes include projects in Africa, Central Asia and Europe. Increasing gender equality is central to the energy and climate projects with gender mainstreaming as one of the core tools. Katharina holds a diploma in mathematics, a master’s degree in education and psychology and an MBA in sustainability management with focus on renewable energy.

Lidija Živčič

Lidija Živčič is a senior expert at Focus Association for Sustainable Development in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She covers topics of sustainable development, climate, energy, transport, consumption and degrowth. She has over 20 years of experience in managing projects at the level of Slovenia and EU and is also experienced in policy work and campaigning. She completed a MSc course in Environmental Science and Policy at Central European University in Budapest and a PhD degree at Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana.

V’cenza Cirefice

V’cenza Cirefice is an artist, researcher and activist from Ireland, who explores environmental justice through a feminist lens. She has worked with Young Friends of the Earth Europe, Plan International, The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, as well as the climate and feminist movements in Ireland. Currently, she is doing a PhD in NUI Galway on resistance to extractivism in the north of Ireland.

Click here to register for the webinar

Act for gender justice - hit the streets!

Join us on the streets on 5th March. The National Women’s Council are holding a rally outside the Dáil at 12pm on Saturday 5th March to make sure women’s voices are heard by the Government. The rally will be calling for decent public services and affordable childcare. It will also be demanding actions to ensure women are safe and are at the centre of our healthcare. You can learn more about the rally here on the National Women’s Council website.

Get reading for Gender Justice!

Friends of the Earth International has published a beautifully illustrated booklet about Gender Justice and Dismantling Patriarchy which you can read here. It contains reflections and stories about gender justice from the Friends of the Earth International Federation.

front cover of the gender justice booklet

The booklet also examines systems that devalue and exploit women, peoples and the environment, including patriarchy, racism, (neo)colonialism, class oppression, capitalism and heteronormativity. These systems cannot be tackled in isolation; they reinforce one another in the constant drive for material accumulation and for the benefit and privilege of elites in society. To learn more about these systems and how we can tackle them check out the booklet here!

The booklet also suggests 6 ways to promote gender justice in our communities while also building solidarity worldwide. These suggestions include starting a gender justice group in your organisation, running workshops, working towards strengthening the political agency of women, LGBTQ people and people of colour, speaking out about patriarchal or oppressive behaviour, and building alliances with anti racist and anti-capitalist grassroots feminist movements.

Click here to download the Gender Justice & Dismantling Patriarchy Booklet

We hope you find these resources and action opportunities useful and engaging as we approach International Women’s Day.

Hopefully see you at our webinars or on the streets in early March!


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