Take a Stand this month against period poverty

Take a Stand this month against period poverty

Period poverty is a growing problem in Ireland. It can be an off putting topic for some, but the fact is that women and trans men who are homeless or living in hardship cannot afford sanitary products, which can be dangerous to health and take away a person’s...
Book Review: Asking for it

Book Review: Asking for it

I have always been afraid. For women it’s normal. We learn to be afraid of walking alone after dark, afraid of alcohol, afraid of dressing a certain way; just to be afraid. Louise O’Neill’s book Asking for it explores this fear in horrifying detail as we...
Feel like taking a stand? Here’s our monthly round-up!

Feel like taking a stand? Here’s our monthly round-up!

STAND UP: Yoga for Choice takes place on Saturday 5 August in the Dublin Holistic Centre. All money raised from this yoga class will go towards funding the Abortion Rights Campaign’s sixth annual March for Choice on the 30th September. Find out more on their Facebook...
Missing Women

Missing Women

On this, the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Thainara Santos looks at the phenomenon of missing women. “The numbers of ‘missing women’ in relation to the numbers that could be expected if men and women received similar care in health,...
Making the case for gender quotas

Making the case for gender quotas

Thamil  Ananthavinayagan  makes the case for using gender quotas in politics, but not stopping there. The representation of women in politics can be seen as a measure of how progressive a society is. Only 22% of all national parliamentarians  in Ireland are female (a...