Creating safe spaces for women to gather
Eithne Dunne, Jennifer Phillips, Mayor Emma Murphy and Denise Gleeson

Creating safe spaces for women to gather

THE Women’s Collective Ireland Tallaght registration morning celebrations was held in the Community Hub in The Square Tallaght.

Mayor Emma Murphy was there as an honorary guest to give out spot prizes for participants signing up for programmes.

The registration morning was the first new course year with the new Women’s Collective Ireland – Tallaght identity (formerly Women Together Tallaght Network).

“Registration morning went really well. We had a big turn-out and it was great to see new participants,” said Jennifer Phillips, WCI Tallaght Coordinator.

“We also had a couple of asylum seekers and other services turn up and this was good as we could provide them with support.

“From the registration day, participants will start courses in October while we will stay in touch with everyone and network and provide information about other events,” said Jennifer.

Breda Byrne and Marie Doran

Women’s Collective Ireland – Tallaght encourages women and women’s groups from the area to come together for support, inform-ation sharing and to take part in programmes in order to empower women, while amplifying their voices on issues and policy that impact women.

The upcoming programme includes, Yoga, Women’s Health & Well-being (free), Social/ Digital Media (free) , We Can Quit (free), Feminist Craft Workshops (free), Book Club (free), Hillwalking (free), Breastfeeding & Maternal Mental Health event (free), Gender Based Violence Action event (free) and Winter Celebration events (free). Places are limited.

Women’s Collective Ireland have 17 projects across the country, including Tallaght, Lucan, Liffey Valley, Ronanstown and Dun Laoghaire.

Eithne Dunne with prize winner Emma McGinn

They create spaces for women to get together safely, be themselves, learn, share experiences, have their say and get involved.

Their words and deeds are grounded in the lives and experiences of the grassroots women they meet and work with and all are invited to take part in the programmes and events.

For further details contact tallaght@womenscollective.ie or 087 346 4002/085 814 8601.

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