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Equality Office - Trinity College Dublin

International Women's Week 2016


About International Women's Week

International Women's Week 2016 Draft Schedule

Tips for Event Organisers

Volunteering Opportunities



About International Women's WeekInternational Women's Day logo

International Women's Week (IWW) takes place annually in Trinity celebrating women's contributions in various fields and marking the university's participation in a global campaign for rights and equality. International Women's Week is possible thanks to the enthusiasm of Trinity students and staff from a range of societies and departments, and the Students' Unions.

If you would like to get involved in International Women's Week 2016 please contact the Equality Officer. You can add an event to the schedule, propose an initiative or volunteer to help with communications, event set-up and so on.

Please click here for information on previous College International Women's Weeks to get you inspired.

International Women's Day has been celebrated internationally since 1911. In 2016, International Women's Day is on Tuesday 8th March, and the theme is "Pledge for Parity". To find out more, visit



International Women's Week 2016 Draft Schedule

Please click here for further details about all our International Women's Week events! Or click on the link at each event you're interested in below.


Monday 7th

Tuesday 8th

Wednesday 9th

Thursday 10th Friday 11th
All Day #HeforShe signups, IWW information stands and free Sports classes #HeforShe signups, IWW information stands and free Sports classes #HeforShe signups, IWW information stands and free Sports classes #HeforShe signups, IWW information stands and free Sports classes #HeforShe signups, IWW information stands and free Sports classes

7.30am-8.30am, Sports Centre

Free Yoga class

Afternoon 1

1-2pm, Long Room Hub


1-2pm Lunchtime Speaker(s)

1-2pm Lunchtime Speaker(s) 1-2pm Lunchtime Speaker(s) 12.30 - 2pm Women of 1916 (venue TBC)
Afternoon 2  

12.30-2.30pm, Dining Hall (invitation only)

LBT Women in the Workplace, with GLEN Diversity Champions

1.05-1.50pm, Sports Centre

Free Box Fit class

2pm, Irish School of Ecumenics, Room G16

Seminar with Irish School of Ecumenics and Wezesha: "Empowerment is the Magic; Accelerating the 2030 Agenda"

Afternoon 3 4-7pm, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies panels Launch of video on History of Women in Trinity?      
Evening 1

7pm, Players Theatre

Forum theatre for ActionAid Ireland

7pm, Players Theatre

Forum theatre for ActionAid Ireland

7pm, Players Theatre

Forum theatre for ActionAid Ireland

Evening 2

7pm, Téatar Uí Chadhain, Arts Block

Medical Implications of the 8th Amendment

7pm, venue TBC: International Women's Day Panel - Women in Politics, chaired by SU President Lynn Ruane


Panel discussion on Sex Workers in Ireland, hosted by DU Amnesty

Concert featuring female Trinity student musicians?

Alumni networking event?

Evening 3 Women in Science?   6pm-7pm, Sports Centre, Free Zumba class Exhibition featuring Trinity student artists / photographers? 6pm - 7pm Malala Yousafzai documentary screening?
Evening 4       Ents event  




Thursday Friday




Ten Tips for Event Organisers

  1. Additions to the schedule will only be accepted up to 5pm on Friday 19th February, to allow ample time to publicise the final timetable.
  2. Individuals and/or groups (e.g. student societies) may submit event proposals.
  3. Consideration should be given to practicalities such as cost; extent of preparation needed; what time of day best suits your audience; and so on. Funding and organising the event are the responsibility of the event organiser, not the Equality Office.
  4. Events should be as accessible as possible – please use the Event Checker at
  5. The 2016 International Women’s Day theme is “Pledge for Parity” (see for more information). Your event may relate to this theme or not, as you prefer
  6. Trinity’s own schedule also has a theme for each day. Again, your event may relate to the daily theme but this is not essential
  7. Events may overlap if necessary, though a wide spread of events throughout the week is preferred
  8. Please send details of your proposal, including time and venue, to Aoife at
  9. Please wait for confirmation from the Equality Office before advertising your event as part of the International Women's Week schedule
  10. Your event will be publicised as part of the overall International Women's Week schedule but you are also encouraged to publicise your event separately - please send any Facebook / Twitter material to Aoife at for reposting by the Equality Office accounts



Volunteering Opportunities

A database of volunteers is being created for International Women's Week 2016. If you would like to be one of our volunteers, please just email with your name and availability in the week of 7th-12th March 2016. Volunteers will generally be asked to help with essential practical tasks such as preparing venues, ushering and spreading publicity.

Support and guidelines for volunteers will be provided soon - in the meantime, feel free to contact Aoife at with any questions.


Last updated: Feb 08 2016.