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International Women's Week 2016


About International Women's Week

International Women's Week 2016 Schedule

Details of 2016 Events

International Women's Week 2016 in Pictures

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 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
Throughout the Day

International Women's Week information stands with #HeforShe signups and #PledgeForParity signups (in Arts Block and Hamilton); Feminists of Trinity; Trinity FM International Women's Week shows

Throughout the Day Free Sports classes in the Sports Centre Free Sports classes in the Sports Centre

Free Sports classes in the Sports Centre

Free Sports classes in the Sports Centre Free Sports classes in the Sports Centre
Afternoon 1

1-2pm, Hoey Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub


1-2pm, Trinity Long Room Hub

Lunchtime Inspiration

1-2pm, Centre for Global Health, 7-9 South Leinster St

Women of Sudan: the Past, Present and Future

1-2pm, Regent House

Lunchtime Inspiration

12.30 - 2pm, Trinity Long Room Hub

Women of 1916: in Celebration of Women of Their Time

Afternoon 2  

12.15-2.30pm, invitation only

LBT Women in the Workplace, with GLEN Diversity Champions

3pm, Phil Conversation Room, GMB

Bram Stoker Club: papers on female empowerment

2pm, Irish School of Ecumenics, Room G16

"Empowerment is the Magic; Accelerating the 2030 Agenda"

4pm -9pm (see below)

Leading Parity events with the School of Education

Afternoon 3  

3pm, Global Room, Panoz Institute

WiSER Film Screening


4.30pm, Hoey Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub

Leading Parity: Women in Education and our contribution towards Gender Parity

Afternoon 4  

4.30pm, Room C6.002, Arts Block

Gender, Violence and Conflict


5.30pm, Hoey Ideas Space, Trinity Long Room Hub

Leading Parity: Men's Perspectives of Female Contribution in Society

Evening 1

6-7.30pm, LB.04 Lecture Theatre, Lloyd Institute

Information Systems as a Career for Women

7-9pm, GMB

Celebrating Irish Women

7pm, Téatar Uí Chadhain, Arts Block

Sex Work in Ireland: Perspectives and Experiences of Today's Working Girls

6pm, Maxwell Theatre, Hamilton

Fighting Everyday Sexism

7pm-9pm, Swift Theatre, Arts Block

Leading Parity: Documentary Screening and Forum - Malala Yousafzai
Evening 2

7pm, Téatar Uí Chadhain, Arts Block

Medical Implications of the 8th Amendment

7-9pm, Global Room

A Town of Runners

7-9pm, MacNeil Theatre, Hamilton

Women in Sport: an Evening of Inspiration

7pm MacNeil Theatre, Hamilton

Screening of Mulan

7.30pm, Players Theatre

Safe Cities for Women - You Direct

Evening 3

7pm, Emmet Theatre, Arts Block

Women in Diplomacy

7pm, Visarts Room (House 6)


7.30pm, Players Theatre

Safe Cities for Women - You Direct

7pm, Chapel and Atrium

Showcasing the Feminine Spirit in the Arts

Evening 4

7.30pm, Players Theatre

Safe Cities for Women - You Direct



@TrinityEnts for details

TCDSU Ents celebrates International Women's Week





Thursday Friday




Ten Tips for Event Organisers

  1. Additions to the schedule will only be accepted up to 5pm on Friday 19th February 2016, 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 are a Trinity student and 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: Mar 14 2016.