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The inaugural Trinity Equality Champions Awards for Clubs and Societies were held on 14 April 2016 in the Global Room. The awards were presented by the Vice-Provost, Prof Linda Hogan to the following Clubs / Societies:
The LGBTIreland Report was launched by Prof Mary McAleese on 22 March 2016 - please see the Trinity news item for more details about this comprehensive and worrying report on the mental health of LGBTI people, particularly young people, in Ireland. Pictured (right to left) are Mr Tony McMahon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Prof Agnes Higgins, lead author of the report; and Prof Higgins' research team.
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 2016 was launched on Monday 7 March by Prof Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost and Chief Academic Officer, and continued until late on the evening of Friday 11 March, with an extremely diverse range of events on themes such as careers, bodies, sport, law, violence, LBT experiences, global experiences, Trinity's history, the Easter Rising, the arts, media, education, men's role in gender equality and inspirational Irish women.
More photos from the IWW 2016 events can be found on the Trinity Equality Facebook page, or you can click here for more information about International Women's Week and the 2016 programme.
This bilingual event in February 2016, supported by the Equality Fund, was a partnership between Oifig na Gaeilge, An Cumann Gaelach and Q Soc. It celebrated diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity in the cultures of Ireland and intersectionality amongst Trinity’s minority communities.
The evening also served a notably important purpose as the first of a series of events to inform and engage staff with the formation and development of a Trinity LGBT Staff Network. Attendees had the pleasure of listening to two keynote speakers, Senator David Norris and Irish-language author Mícheál Ó Conghaile, reflecting on their experiences. The evening was rounded off by an LGBT-inclusive céilí (or “géilí”) hosted by An Cumann Gaelach and QSoc.
For any staff with an interest in LGBT issues, who wish to learn more or become in involved In the LGBT Staff Network, please feel free to contact the Equality Officer.