Monday 14th March 2022, 10 – 11.30am
Advance Registration Required
8/3/22: In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, Glencree Women’s Leadership Programme, in collaboration with Herstory, will share stories of women activists and peacebuilders in leadership roles in a Webinar on Monday 14th March.
Focused on the International Women’s Day theme of ‘Break the Bias’, and continuing the Glencree Women’s Programme ‘Storytelling Series, speakers at the event will include:
- Saoirse Exton – 16 year old Saoirse is a 5th year student from Limerick. She began her climate activism three years ago and since then her life has become entirely turned upside-down, filled with incredible people and opportunities to change the world. She is Equality Officer of the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union and a member of the C40 Mayors’ and Youth Global Forum among many other things and most recently she attended COP26, the largest and most important climate conference on the planet.
- Rebecca Lively: an Illustration student at the Belfast School of Art, Rebecca creates work about inclusivity, women, femininity and the LGBT community. She began working with Herstory Ireland in 2020, and has been interested in activism through art ever since. Although she is at the start of her career, in the future she aims to create artwork to encourage acceptance and understanding of different identities and backgrounds.
- Joanne Fitzpatrick: as a Core Programming and Curriculum Specialist for PeacePlayers-Northern Ireland, Joanne is responsible for overseeing the delivery of all core programmes for ages 8 to 18 across Northern Ireland, managing all regional events, camps and tournaments and the designing of peace building through sport curricula. She is particularly involved with curricula development for both local and global leadership development programmes. Her primary goal is to provide opportunities and aspirations for young people in disadvantaged and divided societies.
- Yara Alagha: a parliamentary researcher in Seanad Éireann for the Civic Engagement Group, Yara is also a board member for Women for Election Ireland who work to train and support women to succeed in Irish political life, and Amal Women Association, a Muslim, women-led, civil society group. Yara also works closely with Arabic-speaking asylum seekers in Ireland.
This webinar is free to attend. Advance registration is essential.
About the Glencree Women’s Peacebuilding Programme
This event is an initiative of the Glencree Women’s Leadership Programme. This programme aims to support and empower women on the island of Ireland who have experience of political conflict/violence to become active leaders in the political processes that promote peacebuilding. Central to our work in this area is the Glencree All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network for women who have been impacted by political conflict or violence to connect in a safe-space. Our network is open to women across generations, communities, cultures and ethnicities who would like to build relationships and share their experiences in peacebuilding and conflict transformation with other women in this space. Network members can also take part in our events and activities designed to support women in having their voices heard in policy conversations and peacebuilding processes relevant to women.
If you would like to join the Glencree All-Island Women’s Peacebuilding Network, please email Holly on: email@example.com
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