Monday 4th- Friday 8th March
About International Women's Week
International Women's Week takes place annually in College celebrating women's contributions in artistic and scientific fields and marking College's participation in a global campaign for rights and equality. International Women's Week is possible thanks to the enthusiasm of TCD students and staff from a range of societies and departments.
International Women's Week 2013 took place from March 4th - 8th. Thank you to all event organisers, student volunteers and to everyone who participated in the week's celebrations.
International Women's Day has been celebrated internationally since 1911, to find out more visit www.internationalwomensday.com
Reflections by our volunteers: The Ups and Downs of Manning the Arts Building IWW Stand!
Details: Senator Katherine Zappone launched International Women's Week 2013 at lunchtime on Front Square. The Launch theme was 'Women Around the World', and entertainment included a performance by the Boydell Singers.
Details: Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, this documentary introduced women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable – and fighting bravely to save them. The event, organized by Medical Students for Choice, Ireland, focused on two themes of the Half the Sky Movement: maternal mortality and gender-based violence. The screening was preceded by a discussion where platforms for change were explored.
"A learned girl is one of the most intolerable monsters of creation" Saturday Review, 1869
Details: Panel Discussion involving Professor Susan Parkes, Fellow Emeritus of TCD and editor of the book ‘A Danger to the Men? A History of Women in Trinity College Dublin 1904-2004’, Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness, Judge and Activist and TCD Graduate, Jean Sutton, recent TCD Graduate, Co-editor of Siren Magazine and founding member of the Women’s Museum of Ireland. Chaired by Hannah McCarthy, Auditor College Historical Society.
Launch of the Women's Museum of Ireland's exhibit "Monsters of Creation": Snapshots of Women in Higher Education by Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness.
Details: DU Fresh Amnesty Voices focused on human rights issues in Iran. They screened "I am Nasrine", which depicts an Iranian woman's story.
Details: A paper by Peter Gowan presented by the Phil's Bram Stoker Paper-Reading Club. Refreshments provided.
Details: This event both launched the new Trinity Global Development Society and marked IWW.
Farah Mokhtareizadeh is a PhD candidate in Islamic and gender studies. She will draw on her decade long experience working on international solidarity campaigns in South Asia (Afghanistan), MENA (Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco), North America and Europe (Ireland). Farah holds a M.Phil from Trinity in International Peace Studies, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Modern Middle East Studies.
Tara Madden is the Front Line Defenders Programme Manager. Front Line Defenders is the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk, people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line has extensive connections to Human Rights workers throughout the Middle East, and Ms.Madden will provide Trinity Global Development with some cases of women human rights defenders working in the region.
Details: A screening of Miss Representation with a discussion with Una Mulally and Jennifer O' Connell of the Irish Times, film director Anna Rodgers, Ailbhe Smyth, women's campaigner and Emma Regan of the Irish Feminist Network. Reception followed.
Details: Postgraduate Research Seminar chaired by Professor Catherine Lawless, Head of the CGWS and organized by the GSU, this event showcased current research by Trinity Postgraduates in areas related to gender, femininity, the history of women and women in society, literature and art. One paper was on the representation of women with the European Union in democratic legislatures, the next on the relationship between Sha’ria law and Feminism and the third on the exclusion of Women from the piece process in Northern Ireland. A short Q+A session followed the main paper presentations.
Details: Tee-Shirt painting "This is what a Feminist Looks Like" ..." with tea, coffee and cake and collecting donations for Oxfam's drive to support women in the third world Coffee morning for Oxfam's Women's Programme.
Details: 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling' speaker panel, discussing barriers to entry for women in careers. Featuring:
Details: This week we'll be looking at a series of short stories by Irish Women writers. Participants will be sent the stories beforehand via email - if you're interested get in contact with the GSU Vice President at email@example.com. Read the stories beforehand, and come prepared for a short informal discussion on each one!
Prof Nancy Hopkins: Approaches to Equality for Women Faculty in Science: Changing Institutions, Changing Individuals – Lessons from the MIT Story
Details: Lecture by Professor Nancy Hopkins, Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Introduction/Chair: Prof Linda Hogan, Vice Provost, TCD
Professor Nancy Hopkins will discuss her work as an advocate for women in science over almost two decades since her appointment in 1995 to chair the First Committee on Women Faculty in the School of Science at MIT.
At that time only 1 in 12 faculty members in the MIT School of Science were women. A summary of her committee’s findings published in 1999 came to be known as the ‘MIT Report on the Status of Women Faculty in Science’. This report and the resulting efforts by MIT were recognised by former US President Clinton and are credited with improvements in the status and number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in MIT and nationally, as well as inspiring countless initiatives globally.
Details: Panel Discussion involving Geraldine O'Neill, ARHA, Rowan Sexton, Independent Curator, Catherine Marshall, Joint Editor, 20th Century Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Art & Architecture (RIA) and former Head of Collections Irish Museum of Modern Art(IMMA). Chaired by Dr. Angela Griffith, History of Art, TCD.
Gender and Women's Rights in India: A presentation by Gita Jena, Trocaire's Governance and Human Rights Officer
Details: The Graduate Students' Union and the Laurentian society are hosting Gita Jena from Trócaire. Gita is Trocaire's Governance and Human Rights Officer in India, where she works on gender and women's rights programmes which she manages and helps to deliver in Odisha, India, addressing the wider challenges faced by women in India regards to participation in decision-making and gender-based-violence. It will be a 45minute talk with a presentation, followed by questions at the end. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Details: Join us for an afternoon of celebration, reflection and action to mark International Women’s Week. There will be discussion, exhibits, resources, music, poetry, a prayer space and tea/coffee and cake.
Details: Screening of the critically-acclaimed 'Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey,'detailing the political career of the revolutionary Bernadette Devlin-McAliskey during the Northern Irish Troubles, followed by an interview and Q&A with its producer, Lelia Doolan. Refreshments provided.
Details: Art Exhibit of works produced through the DU Amnesty Creativity Challenge, and awards ceremony.
Details: A presentation of research by PhD candidate Mark Kearns, followed by a discussion/ chat with student parents.
Details: Keynote lecture by Prof (Senator) Ivana Bacik followed by discussion. Tea and biscuits provide.
Details: Reception for alumni of the Elizabethan Society, featuring a short address from 1965 Eliz President Melissa Webb and display of Elizabethan Society records.
Details: Debate featuring Sally Anne Winn, Vice-President of US group 'Feminists for Life,' Emma Campbell from www.10weeks.org and Mary McGill, co-founder and editor of feminist blog 'fanny.ie'. With a reception to follow.
Details: GSU Common Room, first floor, House 7. Drop in for a coffee, some nibbles and a chat! Donations will be taken in aid of Rape Crisis Ireland and Women's Aid, more details of which can be found at www.womensaid.ie and www.drcc.ie.
Details: Talk by The Revd Cannon Dr V. Kennerley, Editor of SEARCH, a Church of Ireland journal and Lecturer in Applied (Pastoral and Practical) Theology at Church of Ireland Theological College. Dr Kennerley is also involved in the Women's Ministry Movement and is currently chair of Changing Attitude Ireland (the LGBT rights movement). She will be looking at how Christianity is used as a tool to reject others, but within and without the Christian community, with a special focus on the place of women and LGBT persons in religion.
Details: With musicians Liza Flume, Naoise Roo, and Dani and poets Jessica Bernard and Elaine Gluckian as well as a dramatic sketch on women in history!