Bacik Launches Events To Celebrate International Women's Week

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik today launched a programme of events to celebrate International Women's Week at Trinity College Dublin, alongside Sheelan Yousefizadeh, a student activist on human rights in Iran.

The theme designated by the United Nations for International Women's Day this year (8th March) is that of 'Women Inspiring Change'.

Speaking at the launch ceremony outside the Trinity College Examination Hall in Front Square, Senator Bacik said: "I am delighted to launch International Women's Week 2014 at Trinity College along with Sheelan Yousefizadeh. A range of exciting events during the week will address a diverse range of issues concerning gender equality.

"Over this week, issues highlighted under the UN theme of 'women inspiring change' will include the need for continued feminist campaigns on issues like women's access to reproductive rights and women's access to education in developing countries. Some critics have suggested that feminism has gone too far - but this week's events show that in truth it has not yet gone far enough."


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