International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 every year. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. With the referendum coming up, this is set to be a historic International Women’s day in Ireland – events are happening across the country so get involved and make your voice heard!
International Women’s Day March – Votes for Repeal 2018
When: March 8, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Garden of Remembrance
In 1918, women fighting for their right to vote shouted: “Votes for Women”. In 2018, as we begin the campaign for the right of women living in Ireland to make decisions about their own bodies, we shout: “Votes for Repeal.” Full details here
UCDSU International Women’s Day 2018 & Votes for Repeal March
When: March 8, 2:30PM-7:30PM
Where: UCD Student’s Union
Join the UCDSU Gender Equality Committee’s International Women’s Day Rally. In collaboration with UCD for Choice, the event will occur in anticipation of the ‘Votes for Repeal March’ at 5:30pm in the Garden of Remembrance. Full details here.
Teacht le Chéile don Mhórshiúil
When: March 8, 5PM-8.15 PM
Where: Dublin City Gallery
A Chairde, Má tá sibh ag an Mórshiúl Déardaoin, bígí linn i gcomhair teacht le chéile beag ag 5pm roimhe- buailfimid le chéile ag an nGailearaí i gcomhair comhrá agus cúpla pic agus ansin tá fáilte is fichid romhaibh siúl linn nó filleadh ag cairde/ grúpa eile don Mhórshiúl ag 5.30pm! Full details here.
International Women’s Day Self-Care Morning
When: March 8, 11AM
Where: NCAD Student’s Union
As part of NCAD Feminist Week, treats n soft tunes, ye all work hard, look after yourselves. Full details here.
A Different Perspective: The Lives and Struggles of Working Women
When: March 8, 8PM-11PM
Where: The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin
This event wishes to showcase the endurance of contemporary socialist-feminist activism, and the continued relevance of International Working Women’s Day. Full details here.
Solidarity Votes for Repeal Action
When: March 8, 5:30PM-6PM
Where: City Hall, Belfast
This is a solidarity action organized by Alliance for Choice. Full details here.
Alliance for Choice at the International Women’s Day Rally
When: March 10, 11AM-12PM
Where: Writers Square, Belfast
Gather in Writers Square from 11am for face painting, balloons, singing and dancing. The Rally is family friendly. Then join the parade to the City Hall to hear some very inspirational women. Full details here.
Banner making for International Women’s Day March
When: Wednesday, March 7, 8PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Array Studios, Belfast
Join in making aprons, banners and sandwich boards with slogans old and new. Materials will be provided. There will also be some wine, snacks and powerful playlists. Full details here
Cork March for Repeal: International Women’s Day
When: March 8, 12:30PM-2PM
Where: Cork City Libraries
Gather at lunchtime outside the City Library on Grand Parade for a march and rally in support of Repeal. Full details here.
International Women’s Day Flash Tattoo Sale
When: March 8, 12PM-10PM
Where: Electric Soul, Washington Street, Cork
All funds raised will go towards the upcoming referendum campaign. There will be a choice of pre-drawn, feminist inspired designs to choose from. Full details here.
Everyday Stories: A Conversation
When: March 8, 7pm
Where: The Friary, 62 Shandon St, Cork
Rebels for Repeal have teamed up with Everyday Stories, this time especially for International Women’s Day! Upstairs in the Friary we will play audio recordings of three Irish women’s abortion stories and have an open discussion of them afterwards. Full details here.
Votes for Repeal march Galway International Women’s Day
When: March 8, 6PM-7:30PM
Where: Eyre Square
Assemble from 6pm in Eyre Square for a number of speeches along with artistic support by Ann Marie Hynes. The march through the streets will end up at the Magdalene memorial on Forster Street. Full details here.
Abortion Debate at NUIG
When: March 8, 8PM-10PM
Where: Kirwan Lecture Theatre, NUIG
The motion to be debated is “This house would legalise abortion on request in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy”. Full details here
International Women’s Day Pub Quiz
When: March 8, 8PM
Where: The Cellar Bar, Galway
€5 per head / tables of up to 4. All questions will be women themed. There will be a women in history round, women in politics, women in sport, women in media. Full details here.
Rise and Repeal – International Women’s Day
When: March 8, 12PM-1:30PM
Where: The Living Bridge, Limerick
Stand in Solidarity with the 12+ pregnant people who every day travel to the UK and Europe to access basic healthcare and the 5+ pregnant people who potentially face a 14-year prison sentence for accessing abortion pills online. There will be empowering feminist speakers, poetry and moments of silence. Full details here.
International Women’s Day 2018 Public Demonstration
When: March 8, 1PM-2PM
Where: Bedford Row, Limerick City
Gather at Bedford Row for a silent demonstration in solidarity with the 99 people who gave a Limerick address when they travelled overseas to get an abortion in 2016. Full details here.
International Women’s Day Rally
When: March 8, 1PM
Where: Guildhall Square, Derry
Derry marks this year’s International Women’s Day with a rally for women’s liberation and reproductive justice called by the local branch of International Women’s Strike and backed by Alliance for Choice Derry and other local groups. Full details here.
Clare Women’s Network Celebrating International Women’s Day
When: March 8, 1PM-5PM
On the Bridge with Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, local historian Ciara Carew, Margaretta D’arcy, Sharon Murphy and Donnah Sibanda Vuma. After the Bridge there will be more discussion and some finger food in The Rowan Tree. Full details here.
Offaly for Choice Official Launch
When: March 8, 7PM-9PM
Where: Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore
Come to the official Offaly for Choice launch, there will be a number of speakers setting out their reasons to vote repeal. Full details here.
Three Billboards For Choice
When: March 8, 5:30PM-6:30PM
“Three Billboards For Choice” will be displayed in different locations around Sligo town to encourage a discussion about why you should vote YES to Abortion Rights in the upcoming referendum. Full details here.
Wexford Table Quiz
When: March 8, 7:30PM
Where: Loch Garman Arms, Gorey
Raise money for our local pro-choice group! Win great prizes from lots of local businesses here in Gorey and a raffle on the night too! €20 table of 4 Book your table now by calling Lauren @ 0851009497. Full details here.
Bridging the Gaps: Celebrating a Century of Women Activists
When: March 8, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Where: Cumann na mBan Bridge, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim / Roscommon
Leitrim Abortion Rights will create a human bridge along the Cumann na mBan footbridge to commemorate extraordinary Irish women who have changed the world, joining hands across the Shannon from Leitrim to Roscommon. Full details here.