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cork / gender and sexuality / feature Thursday March 11, 2010 12:23 by FSB!   text 17 comments (last - thursday april 29, 2010 23:47)   image 40 images
A 'miracle' of grassroots community organising happened yesterday – the community of Douglas Street, Cork came together and hosted an incredible diverse and immensely satisfying celebration of International Women's Day! read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Tuesday March 09, 2010 14:53 by editing and recording by Andrew Flood   text 8 comments (last - wednesday august 04, 2010 10:35)   image 8 images   audio 11 audio files
On Sunday to mark international Women's Day over 150 people took part in the annual Feminist Walking Tour in Dublin organised by Choice Ireland, RAG, Lash Back and friends. These are audio recordings of all seven stops of the tour plus audio recordings from three of the stops from the 2009 tour. read full story / add a comment
derry / gender and sexuality / news report Sunday February 21, 2010 21:33 by Eleanor   text 1 comment (last - sunday february 21, 2010 21:37)   image 6 images
This is the latest action taken by the Derry Womens Collective. The women decided to take another angle on the usual St. Valentines Day stuff by creating a mural for the back of Free Derry Corner. read full story / add a comment
City of Culture 2013?
derry / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Thursday February 11, 2010 21:21 by Eleanor   text 3 comments (last - wednesday march 31, 2010 18:57)   image 1 image
On Tuesday's issue of the Derry Journal, the newspapers editor highlighted the city's 2013 bid to make Derry the Culture Capital of the North.

Whatever peoples views on the issues surrounding Derry's 2013 'cultural bid', in the article itself the editor published an image of the model Donna Feldman poising as a giant in her underwear at under Ferryquay Gate.
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national / gender and sexuality / press release Friday January 29, 2010 13:25 by Dorothy Gale   text 5 comments (last - monday february 01, 2010 18:10)   image 1 image
The report launched today is the result of an investigation into the reality of abortion in Ireland, which was carried out in 2009. The report examines the real effects of Ireland's restrictive and often unclear abortion laws on women in crisis pregnancy and highlights the increased burdens placed on women forced to leave the state to access medical care.

Commenting, Spokesperson Sinead Ahern said “In the 27 years since the 8th amendment we have criminalised and stigmatised women in crisis. We have not stopped abortion happening; we have simply driven it abroad or underground. It is time that we discuss the issue of abortion in Ireland in terms of the reality and not geography. Although the women visit foreign clinics we still have a duty of care to them”. read full story / add a comment
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international / gender and sexuality / news report Sunday January 17, 2010 20:35 by Zwischengeschlecht.org   image 1 image
Discriminating, unfair and harmful treatment of intersexed athletes ("hermaphrodites") in women's sports has a long and painful history. The "suspected" athletes' dignity and human rights keep getting violated on a regular basis by both of the ruling international sports bodies, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), as well as by their subsidiaries and affiliates.

Until today, the governing bodies keep on denying their responsibilities and refusing dialogue, as well as seemingly reacting only when forced by public pressure, and if so pro forma only.

Case in point: The IOC's attitude with regards to their syposium on "'ambiguous' gender cases" ending in Miami today. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Saturday December 19, 2009 02:40 by Dave Donnellan   video 1 video file
Earlier this month a train full of gay rights campaigners journeyed from Belfast to Dublin to highlight the fact that the Republic of Ireland has lagged behind the North in the implementation of the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement on equality. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / news report Saturday November 14, 2009 13:31 by National Lesbian & Gay Federation (NLGF)   1 attached file
Task Force Urgently Required To Advance and Safeguard LGBT Equality

Report Reveals Harassment, Exploitation and Violence are Top Concerns of Irish LGBT People read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / feature Tuesday October 20, 2009 18:14 by tampon   text 19 comments (last - thursday december 17, 2009 18:45)
Today's (October 16th) edition of the English newspaper "The Daily Mail" carried an opinion piece by the English journalist Jan Moir. The homophobia and inherent hatred voiced in the article led to an extraordinary amount of comments on that newspaper's website which together with reaction from other newspapers saw the title of the article changed by mid afternoon. By late afternoon an internet campaign had begun to pressure advertisers who use the Daily Mail to cut their support.

The loss of revenue to the English newspaper might be the most serious blow to its editorial policy of articulating and pandering to middle English prejudice ever. As such the article which prompted this reaction merits archiving. read full story / add a comment
Dr. Geraldine Moane, left, and Sinéad Ahern
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Friday October 16, 2009 17:22 by Alison   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 17, 2009 16:23)   image 1 image   audio 2 audio files
Sinêad Ahern of Choice Ireland and Dr. Geraldine Moane of UCD made the case for a woman's right to choose at a recent debate in Dublin. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday August 27, 2009 18:16 by Mina Ahadi   text 1 comment (last - monday september 07, 2009 02:30)
Demonstrators arrested in the recent uprisings, particularly those in Kahrizak Prison have been gang-raped and the prison guards have put them under medieval tortures. Many of the detainees, female or male, have died in rape rooms as a result of being repeatedly raped, due to rupture of uterus or rectum and intestinal bleeding. Still others, in or out of prison, are suffering from the resulting physical and psychological traumas of these acts of violence. We know that the torture and raping of prisoners are not confined to Kahrizak and to the recent events. Executions and murder of prisoners, rape and torture in the Islamic regime’s prisons are as old the regime itself.
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international / gender and sexuality / press release Monday June 29, 2009 17:16 by Danielle Ni Dhighe
IRSCNA statement on LGBT rights and the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. read full story / add a comment
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national / gender and sexuality / press release Tuesday June 16, 2009 16:10 by Volunteer   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 16, 2009 16:24)   image 2 images
www.SpunOut.ie, an independent, youth powered national charity based in Galway, is calling on young people and especially young Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people to speak out and follow the example of SpunOut.ie long time volunteer and Project Worker, Ian Howley. read full story / add a comment
"little white dresses"
national / gender and sexuality / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 20, 2009 20:12 by ipsiphi   text 3 comments (last - tuesday may 26, 2009 15:44)   image 3 images
This story comes without a summary. It is indeed such a lengthy story that it could deserve the soundtrack of the popular movie "never ending story".

& So are you invited to read the main text or simply skip an opinion with what might pass for analysis and simply peruse at the Irish commission into inquire into Child Abuse Executive Summary of May 2009 the gist of which is being read more than U2 lyrics throughout the catholic speaking world.
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cork / gender and sexuality / press release Thursday April 16, 2009 15:50 by anarkitty
Dates and venues of the Cork Community performances:

Monday 27 April The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane 8pm - €15/12
Tuesday 28 April The White Lady Kinsale, 8pm €15/12
Wednesday 29 April The Crane Lane Theatre, 8pm €15/12
Thursday 30 April The Vertigo Suite, County Hall, 8.00 €25/20 - Grand Finale!
Each performance lasts 90 minutes, and will be followed by further entertainment, musicians, DJs, dancing, for everyone to join in and celebrate the 11th year of V Day. read full story / add a comment
Protesters tell the ambassador 'Stop FGM lies'
dublin / gender and sexuality / news report Thursday April 09, 2009 21:02 by Sparky   text 10 comments (last - tuesday june 30, 2009 22:42)   image 3 images   video 2 video files
Claims by the Nigerian ambassador that female genital mutilation (FGM) is a ‘non-existant’ issue in her country were denounced by a lively, lunchtime protest held today outside the embassy in Ballsbridge and attended by around 35 Nigerians. read full story / add a comment
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
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.

Log on to http://www.amnesty.ie/endfgm read full story / add a comment
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