International Women's Day Events


Upcoming events taking place as International Women's Day approaches:

On Monday 3rd March in Dublin, the Revolutionary Anarchist-Feminist Group are hosting an open talk discussing why there aren't more female political activists. It takes place in St. Nicholas of Myras, Francis Street, Dublin 8 at 7.30pm.

On the 6th March Dari Jeyran, an Iranian women’s and political rights activist recently arrived from Iran will speak in Dublin. Dari, who is opposed to any war or sanctions on Iran, has been at the forefront of providing information about what is happening in Iran out to activists abroad. She has been involved in the struggles against the government there. She has also been involved in solidarity work with trade unionists and students and campaigned for prisoner’s rights.

HOPI and Parents Alone Support Service are holding 3 public meetings on Thursday 6th March at the following venues. See the event notice for details of her talks.

On the 8th of March itself, Choice Ireland, along with other feminists are hosting a feminist walking tour of Dublin. In their own words: "the tour will be an informative and entertaining take on women's history in Ireland - from the Brehon Laws, through women's role in the early formation of the state, labour movements, the resurgence of feminism in the 1970's, the movement against domestic/sexual violence, and the continuing struggle for reproductive rights.

Meet up at the entrance to St. Stephen's Green, opposite the shopping centre at 2.30pm. For more information email feministwalkingtour at yahoo dot ie.

In Belfast, Just Books are screening a documentary about Ethel MacDonald, a Scottish anarchist who was active during the Spanish Revolution. You can see it at the Belfast Unemployed Centre, 45/47 Donegall Street on Saturday 8th March at 7.30pm.

On Tuesday 11th March, Cork WSM will host a an open meeting to mark International Women’s Day. The meeting topic is "An Anarchist View Of Women's Oppression”. There will be a lead-off talk followed by an open discussion. All are very welcome. The meeting will begin at 8 pm and the venue is CAZ, 61 Barrack Street, Cork.