The NCCWN Donegal Women's Network will be holding a seminar to put women's equality centre stage and discuss local and global issues.
This WEAR (Women’s Equality Awareness Raising) seminar will be held in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Eeveryone is welcome to book a place attend.
The seminar will share and reflect on local projects and look at the ways the community can help advance women’s equality locally and globally.
A NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network spokesperson said: In 2017 it remains a reality that globally, women and girls can often face gender-based discrimination which increases their risk of experiencing poverty, violence, poor health and a lack of an education. While research also shows us there is a link between development, poverty eradication and women’s equality.
To create awareness to this issue and support women’s equality NCCWN-Donegal Women’s Network, developed The WEAR project, with the funding support of the educational development awareness, EU Ladder Project.
Since April the WEAR project held a 5-week workshop series in Letterkenny, working with women from across Donegal, where participants looked at topics on poverty, health, education, gender based violence and decision-making, through interactive activities and group discussions.
Working with young people is critical if we are to influence change and embed gender equality as a core value within our society.
Through the WEAR project over 80 Transition Year Students from Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and Moville Community College participated in a ‘Gender Equality and Development’ awareness workshop.
As both schools have Global Development incorporated into their curriculum the students who participated in WEAR now have a better understanding of gender equality to inform their reflective learning and development.
Educational Development is about increasing awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, inter-dependent and unequal world in which we live.
The WEAR project has afforded the participants to learn about the structures and systems that impact on their lives and the connections of these to those in developing countries.
While providing the opportunity for people to engage in analysis and reflection; recognising local action can assist and sustain global development to help to create a just and more equal world.