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On May 25th we in Ireland finally get to vote to Repeal the hated 8th amendment. Here we present the 8 reasons WSM members are voting Yes to Repeal along with many of the articles we have published on the issue in recent months. ... read full story / add a comment
galway / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday May 29, 2014 - 11:43 by Andrew 3 comments (last - saturday june 07, 2014 - 00:21) 1 image
If you are feeling strong this morning Rabble published a must read article yesterday on the 796 dead children found in a mass grave at the St.Mary’s Mother and Baby Home, Tuam. That's not a misprint, for the 40 years this institution operated at least one child died a fortnight, a death rate that approached 10% of those in the home per year! They ranged from 2 days (Thomas Duffy) to 9 years (Sheila Tuohy) old. ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 00:22 by Turing 12 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 - 22:32) 1 image
International Day of Protest against the Violent Abuse and Murder of Sex Workers
Friday 19 July at 3:00pm
Swedish Consulate, 12 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 ... read full story / add a comment
Galway Pro-Choice condemns the passing of three motions at today's Fianna Fail Ard Fheis which oppose suicide being included as a ground for abortion under proposed X Case legislation. In particular, we condemn the decision of the Galway East Comhairle Dáil Ceantair of Fianna Fáil to propose one of these motions which would continue to place women’s lives in danger.
Orlaith Reidy of Galway Pro Choice said:
“The motions presented to the Ard Fheis reveal a fundamental disregard for women's health. As Dr. Peadar O'Grady of Doctors for Choice has outlined, denying women the right to choose is a key cause of suicidality among pregnant women, and maternal deaths have markedly declined in countries where abortion is available.” ... read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Sunday January 20, 2013 - 22:03 by Elric 9 comments (last - wednesday january 30, 2013 - 18:08) 1 image 1 video file
Abortion Rights Campaign established in Dublin today, 19/01/20130
At a national pro-choice meeting in Dublin today, the name and aims of the newly established Abortion Rights Campaign were announced. Groups and individuals from across the country, including Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Belfast came together to discuss and agree the next steps for the movement.
The aims of the campaign include legislation on the X & C cases and repeal of the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution. Actions and events are being organised across the country over the coming months.
Speakers at the event included Clare Daly TD who said, “The Abortion Rights Campaign is not a sprint, it's a marathon and we're here for the long haul. In the meantime, we want the immediate introduction of legislation for the right to safe, legal abortion when a woman's life is at risk, including from suicide. We also want the simplest, broadest legislation that includes the right to abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality. We will keep the pressure on until we get this." ... read full story / add a comment
Speaking following the government announcement today that it intends to bring forward legislation and regulations on abortion, a broad range of pro-choice groups welcomed the call but said that the government must give commitments on the dates by which this will happen. The groups, which include Irish Choice Network, Choice Ireland, Action on X, Galway Pro-Choice, Cork Women’s Right to Choose and Doctors for Choice said that furthermore this legislation should only be considered a first step towards liberalising abortion laws in Ireland which must include holding a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. ... read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 12, 2012 - 20:10 by M 2 images
Today Ireland's Justice Committee is to start hearings on prostitution legislation. You can watch online, they are taking place in Committee Room 2 from 2 p.m. G.M.T. onwards. All of the organisations invited are members of anti-sex work coalition Turn Off the Red Light (TORL). TORL initially announced the news of these hearings last month, saying they are hopeful the new law they are advocating for will be enacted before the new year. It was only yesterday in a press release the Justice Committee stated today's hearing will be the first, giving some hope that there may be further hearings at a later date which will include sex workers.
Also today a letter written by a sex worker and sent to the Justice Committee last month has come to light. ... read full story / add a comment
Aurora is a 32-year old Costa Rican woman. She has a job that she likes, a good relationship, after months of trying, she is finally pregnant. However, at 8 weeks, the doctors informed her that the fetus has multiple severe malformations that would not allow it to survive outside the uterus, including severe scoliosis, decreased level of amniotic fluid, and a complete absence of abdominal wall which leaves the internal organs such as the liver and intestines outside of the body. She has had many more exams since, which have all confirmed the original diagnosis of a nonviable pregnancy. A little after her first appointment, Aurora started experiencing strong abdominal and back pain that prevent her from working. The circumstances of the pregnancy are seriously affecting her physical and emotional health. Aurora has indicated that “in addition to the physical pain, the stress and suffering resulting from the news have provoked constant sadness, depression, severe stress, insomnia, nightmares, constant tears” ... read full story / add a comment
National Open Pro-Choice Meeting
Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00pm until 3:00pm
All who are interested in ensuring that what happened to Savita Halappanavar and others before her never happens again to another woman in Ireland, all who seek to ensure that women's rights to life, health and self-determination are respected and protected on this island are invited to an open meeting to launch a national pro-choice campaign on December 8th. It will be held in Dublin city centre. The venue is the Gresham Hotel on O'Connell Street. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 25, 2012 - 00:28 by Elric 3 comments (last - wednesday november 28, 2012 - 15:41) 1 image
Protest for X Case legislation Dáil 6 pm 28 November.
NEVER AGAIN. Make the government hear us - Call for legislation for Savita on Wednesday November 28 at 6:00pm, Dáil Kildare Street.
The Dail Debate will be broadcast live outside. We need to make the government hear us - we need to keep the pressure on. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Sunday November 18, 2012 - 20:22 by Elric 1 comment (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 - 23:54) 1 image 1 video file
NEVER AGAIN. Protest for Savita's Laws November 21, 2012 6:00pm
Join us and stand together for the introduction of Savita's Laws.
Dail, Kildare Street, Wednesday, November 21, 2012 6:00pm ... read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Saturday November 17, 2012 - 20:37 by john throne 1 comment (last - monday november 19, 2012 - 00:48)
Savita would be alive now if it was not for the all male dictatorship of the Catholic hierarchy and their cowardly politicians. ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 15, 2012 - 19:33 by Seomra Spraoi 2 comments (last - sunday november 25, 2012 - 20:41) 2 images
Queer Thing presents a night of film, music and performance in Seomra Spraoi - 10 Belvedere Court (off Mountjoy Square)
Queer Thing is a new radical queer group in Dublin. We hope to combine politics and fun, and put on events, workshops, film festivals, etc. We want to foster a radical queer community in Dublin, an alternative to the mainstream gay scene and the (mostly) hetero radical community. We are open to all genders and sexualities, and hope to create a space for thinking about anti-oppression in a context that includes queerness
Doors at 6:00
Film at 7:00
Music at 9:30
€10 waged/€5 unwaged ... read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 15, 2012 - 12:10 by Kieran O'Sullivan 1 image
Protest over death of Savita Halappanavar and candle lit vigil on Sat 17th Nov 2012 at 4pm at the Garden of Rememberance
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national / gender and sexuality / news report Wednesday November 14, 2012 - 23:57 by Elric 9 comments (last - saturday january 04, 2014 - 17:37)
Lobby your TDs on the immediate need for legislation to give effect to the X case
Take action and ask your TD to make legislation for the X Case a priority for the government. Your action will make a difference to ensure that we do not have to wait another 20 years for legislation to implement the constitutional right to an abortion in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. TDs need to hear from the 79% of the population who believe abortion should be available in certain circumstances. Thank you for your support!
Send emails to your TDs here: http://www.nwci.ie/takeaction/ ... read full story / add a comment
Protest at Leinster House against Youth Defence and the refusal of the ASAI to regulate their misrepresentations.
Protest at Leinster House against Youth Defence and the refusal of the ASAI to regulate their misrepresentations.
Wednesday 11 July at 6:30pm at the Dail.
Protest at the misinformation and lies being perpetuated by Youth Defence all over the country, and the ASAI's refusal to respond to it. ... read full story / add a comment
As we just enjoyed our own Pride celebrations here in Dublin we ask you to show your support and solidarity with LGBT people in Ukraine and join Noise along with other LGBT groups to protest outside the Ukrainian Embassy on Elgin Road, Ballsbridge on Wednesday the 4th of July at 18:30. ... read full story / add a comment
The IRSCNA's LGBT Solidarity Statement for 2012, issued to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday May 29, 2012 - 21:09 by Rally for Choice 1 image
On the 7th July Youth Defence are having their delightful 'rally for life' in Belfast, in order to show a good resistance to this we need funds to get as many people as possible to Belfast. (Hence the Rally for Choice www.facebook.com/events/175683175882968/). ... read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Monday March 19, 2012 - 22:41 by Pip O'Regan 1 image 2 video files
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH, 9 pm, in bohs (aka dalymount park) Phibsboro Dublin 7. ADM.€8
DISGUISE ... read full story / add a comment