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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday March 31, 2009 17:38 by eif
RAG Open Meeting: Anti-racism and discrimination

You are invited to a participatory discussion based workshop (no pressure!) exploring participants attitudes on the themes of anti-racism and discrimination.

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national / gender and sexuality / news report Friday March 06, 2009 19:51 by Feminist   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 07, 2009 16:29)   video 2 video files
Ógra Shinn Féin have produced the following short film for International Women's Day (Monday 8 March '09).

We hope you enjoy, and promote this celebration of women in struggle, past and present.
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Friday March 06, 2009 10:59 by Aileen O’Carroll   text 5 comments (last - monday march 03, 2014 00:57)   image 1 image
There are a few ways in which International Women's Day can be approached. It can be ignored. This is what mostly happens in the mainstream media. Unlike Valentines Day and Mothers Day, cards aren't given and presents aren't bought. With no profit to be made out of it, the day is not exactly one that jumps out and grabs the attention.
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International Womens Day
national / gender and sexuality / feature Thursday March 05, 2009 22:33 by mechano/mechana   text 9 comments (last - wednesday march 11, 2009 14:48)   image 2 images   video 6 video files
According to Wikipedia International Women's Day started in the States in 1909, spread to Copenhagen and other parts of Europe and by 1911 was being celebrated by over 1 million people. Its an official holiday in many countries throughout the world and though it doesn't have this status in Ireland it is being marked by a number of groups and events over the next few days. Heres a selection from the events listed on Indy's Events Calendar. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday March 04, 2009 22:27 by PRO   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 04, 2009 22:30)
Remembering Kathleen Lynn - Medical Doctor, Marxist, Feminist, Republican and Internationalist
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday March 03, 2009 11:02 by International Women's Day
Join us in celebration of International Women's Day as we continue the struggle for equality.

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international / gender and sexuality / news report Monday March 02, 2009 14:59 by amnesty1   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 04, 2009 15:46)   image 1 image
8,000 girls are mutilated every single day around the world.

You can help make it stop.

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international / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday February 19, 2009 14:41 by Rebecca Galbraith
International Solidarity for Women's Liberation,

London 6 March

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location: Room 3A University of London Union (ULU) Malet Street London WC1 7HY Nearest Tube station( Russel Square)

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international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday February 16, 2009 16:06 by Anne McShane   text 2 comments (last - monday february 16, 2009 20:53)   video 1 video file
On the Thirtieth anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah in Iran, Azar Sheibani looks at how Iranian women have defied the reign of misogynist terror. Full text of the article at the url below.

Imperialism’s sabre-rattling against Iran has prompted the Tehran regime to intensify its suppression of grass-roots progressive movements. The regime uses the threat of war to claim that radical and progressive movements – like the women’s, workers’ and students’ - are in league with imperialism, are somehow ‘fifth columnists’. Harsh repression inevitably follows. The irony is that the experience of two imperialist invasions in the region has shattered any illusions among women and other social movements about the so-called ‘liberation’ on offer from US-led intervention. The barbaric consequences for the women of Afghanistan and Iraq are eloquent testimony to that. Women in Iran are fully aware that they are the only force that can change their destiny. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / feature Friday February 13, 2009 19:23 by Paul McAndrew   text 9 comments (last - sunday february 15, 2009 16:42)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
This Valentine's Day, come and do your bit for love by showing your support for Ireland's LGBT people - and their children - at the Central Bank at 2pm. It'll be a great big Valentine's love-fest with a message - you bring the love, we'll bring the music, balloons and blindfolds! (more on those anon)14 February 2009

14:00 - 15:00
Central Bank
Dame Street

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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday February 06, 2009 20:17 by Mary McAuliffe
13thy and 14th 2009,UCD Women's Studies Centre hosts the 16th Year of the Annual Lesbian Lives Conference

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A Rainbow is not enough! So fly obver the Rainbow with QS.
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday January 18, 2009 17:53 by pat c   text 3 comments (last - thursday january 22, 2009 15:04)   image 2 images
Queer Spraoi Cinema & Dancing night 24th Jan Seomra Spraoi‏ Saturday 24th January in Seomra Spraoi* You are cordially invited to the launch of QUEER SPRAOI, Queer events in Seomra Spraoi...

Cinema: Stonewall 8pm SHARP

DJs & Dancing from 10pm till late
Doors close 12am

€5 suggested donation. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday January 16, 2009 15:49 by Maryam Namazie   text 1 comment (last - monday february 02, 2009 02:42)
Thought me and my friends were the only ones until you came on 5Live the other day. Never thought my generation would ever come with such a creative group. So long as you are not anti-Muslim, I'm with you.

Standing up against faith based "justice" is brave and necessary. Thank you for your campaign.

You have to win this for our children.

These are only some of the thousands of messages we have received from people in Britain and across the world in support of One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain since our launch on December 10, 2008 – International Human Rights Day. In less than a month, the campaign has mobilised the support of many well known personalities and organisations and gathered over 5,000 signatures. Since then, we have been busy organising for International Women's Day.
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international / gender and sexuality / press release Wednesday December 17, 2008 15:45 by Maryam Namazie
Call For End To Sharia Courts After Report Shows Widespread Injustice

Press Release
December 17, 2008

A new report* showing that Muslim women are discriminated against and encounter gross bias when they subject themselves to Sharia adjudications was welcomed today by The One Law for All Campaign, which is supported by a variety of organisations and individuals.
* http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7783627.stm

The campaign’s spokesperson Maryam Namazie said: ‘This research reinforces our own findings that Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are discriminatory and unfair. However, the solution to the miscarriages of justice is not the vetting of Imams coming to the UK as the report has recommended but an end to the use and implementation of Sharia law and religious-based tribunals.’ read full story / add a comment
The 3 issues of RAG
national / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday December 11, 2008 20:47 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday december 12, 2008 12:45)   image 1 image   audio 1 audio file
Audio of a 45 minute talk/discussion given at the Dublin Independent Zine fair last Sunday in New Square about RAG, the magazine of the Revolutionary Anarcho-Feminist Group. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday December 05, 2008 12:46 by seomra spraoi
Ladies & genderfuckers, deviant boi’s & grrrl’s, queers, queens, trannies, grannies genderqueers, dykes, fags, faeries, femme’s, crossdressers, crips, crutch’s, butterflies, Butch’s, bears, sissies, pansies, dandies, tom boi’s, poly chufters … insert yourself here: ______________ (you know who you are!) & our friends… are cordially invited to the first organising meeting of queer spraoi:

Regular queer events in seomra spraoi* opening space to explore queer issues, politics & identities, meet new people have some fun. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday December 03, 2008 21:55 by .   text 2 comments (last - monday december 08, 2008 00:03)
Speakers and Discussion
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international / gender and sexuality / other press Wednesday December 03, 2008 16:38 by pat c   text 3 comments (last - sunday december 07, 2008 19:50)
Here is an extract from an interview with Maryam Namazie who argues that Political Islam makes abolishing the Death Penalty more difficult. Full text at link.

IPS: Your organisation campaigns for the separation of religion and state. In Muslim countries, is it religion, more than anything else that prevents the abolition of the death penalty?

Maryam Namazie: The death penalty exists in quite a large number of countries and is a form of social control still exercised by states, not all of them ruled by Islamic laws (I wouldn't call them Muslim countries any more than I would call Britain and France Christian ones). The U.S. and China are good examples of this. read full story / add a comment
Elisa O'Donovan, one of the organisers
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Sunday November 16, 2008 19:08 by Paula Geraghty   image 5 images
The Feminist Open Forum called yesterday's Public Rally to defend women's health services and demand that the goverment immediately abandon its decision to cancel the cervical vaccination programme for young girls. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday November 12, 2008 12:33 by woman   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 12, 2008 13:38)
A meeting held in Wynn's hotel has called for a rally for cervical cancer services for women and girls. read full story / add a comment
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