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National Print Museum

Posted on September 15, 2018

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It was a pleasure to launch the National Print Museum seminar: "Protest through Print: Women's Suffrage and Print Media Centenary Seminar" as part of the excellent exhibition Print, Protest and the Polls.

I highly recommend visiting the exhibition before it ends next month.

More information available on the Print Museum's website https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/print-protest-and-the-polls-the-irish-suffrage-campaign-and-the-power-of-print-media/

 

Posted in: Culture & ArtsEducationResearchWomen's Rights

International Women's Caucus

Posted on September 11, 2018

Family Photo at International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses 2018

The Irish Women's Parliamentary Caucus hosted the first International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses on 9-10 September 2018 in Dublin Castle, Ireland.

The conference brought together female parliamentarians from more than 40 countries to discuss issues facing women and how parliamentarians can work to address them.

You can find out more on the Oireachtas website here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/inter-parliamentary-work/womens-caucus/programme/

Posted in: EqualityEurope/InternationalWomen's Rights

Speech on Eighth Amendment Committee Report

Posted on January 18, 2018

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Speech by Ivana Bacik on Eighth Amendment Committee Report

17 January 2018

Seanad Group Leader, Spokesperson on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment

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Posted in: ConstitutionEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsSeanadWomen's Rights

Vótáil 100: 100 years of votes for women and women in the Oireachtas

Posted on January 10, 2018

Launch of Votail 100

As chairperson of the Vótáil100 committee which is organising the celebrations around the 2018 centenary of women's suffrage in Ireland, I am delighted that we will have so many exciting events and exhibitions taking place in Leinster House. The first year that Irish women had the right to vote and run in parliamentary elections was 1918. Over the course of 2018, the Houses of the Oireachtas will commemorate this important centenary with a programme of cultural, historical and educational events marking the work of the suffrage movement in Ireland going back to the early 19th century.

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Posted in: EqualityJusticeNewsSeanadWomen's Rights

Students’ unions should stand firm on abortion

Posted on September 25, 2017

Raising 'Repeal the 8th', gender quotas and 1916 women on the NWCI Soapbox

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), and SPUC were seeking to imprison our four TCDSU sabbatical officers for providing information on abortion in our students’ union handbooks during Freshers’ Week.

A few years previously, the 1983 Eighth Amendment had been passed, equating the lives of “mother” and “unborn”.

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Posted in: ConstitutionEducationEqualityHealthHuman RightsJusticeNewsWomen's Rights

NERI report shows a living wage is key to tackling gender pay gap

Posted on July 14, 2016

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A study by the Nevin Economic Research Institute has shown that almost three quarters of people earning the minimum wage in Ireland are women.

The disproportionately high number of women earning the minimum wage clearly demonstrates the need to introduce a living wage to help tackle the gender pay gap.

This government has completely taken its eye of the ball when it comes to improving pay and conditions for low paid workers. It is extremely disappointing there is no commitment in the programme for government to introduce a living wage.

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Posted in: EconomyNewsWomen's Rights

Calling for urgent action on UN Human Rights Committee Ruling on Abortion

Posted on June 15, 2016

Launch of the Labour Women Repeal the 8th Amendment

Speaking this morning in the Seanad, Senator Ivana Bacik called for an urgent response from the Taoiseach and the Government to the ruling last week by the UN Human Rights Committee that Ireland had breached the rights of the applicant Amanda Mellet due to the prohibition in Irish law of termination of pregnancy under the Eighth Amendment, even in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

Commending Amanda Mellet and the Termination for Medical Reasons group for their courage in taking their application to the UN and in raising the issue of fatal foetal abnormality, Senator Bacik said:

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Posted in: EqualityHuman RightsJusticeNewsWomen's Rights

Youtube: Listen to my contribution to the Trinity 'Meet the Candidates' event

Posted on April 11, 2016

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Trinity College Dublin organised an event last week 'Meet the Candidates', where all 16 #TCDSeanadElection candidates were given 4 minutes each to speak to the audience. It was also live streamed on Periscoope TV for anyone who couldn't make it. 

I took the opportunity to run through my Trinity life, my legal career and my Seanad record. Here are my 4 minutes - #VoteIvanaBacik No.1 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF3DxLIxTpQ&nohtml5=False

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionCulture & ArtsEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

Meet the Candidates / Ask the candidates - TCD Seanad Election 2016

Posted on March 30, 2016

Litir um thoghchán - Seanad Election 2016

Meet the candidates / Ask the candidates! 

Check out this very informative and potentially interactive webpage designed by Trinity College Dublin for the Seanad Elections 2016. Here is the link to my page! 

http://www.tcd.ie/seanad2016/candidates/ask/

 

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionCulture & ArtsEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

My best advice for everyone!

Posted on March 30, 2016

My best advice for anyone!

Trinity Students' Union asked me for some advice - here's how I'd encourage everyone! 

Posted in: ChildrenConstitutionCulture & ArtsEconomyEducationEqualityEurope/InternationalHealthHuman RightsJusticeLGBT RightsNewsResearchSeanadSocial PolicyThe EnvironmentWomen's Rights

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