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  1. LW : call to legislate to ban purchasing of sex 31 August 2012 | Labour Women have made a submission to the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD to legislate to ban purchasing of sex in Ireland. The submission was made in the context of a public consultation regarding prostitution laws in Ireland by the Minister. 'Legislating to ban ...
  2. LW Chair speaks at the Turn Off the Red Light launch 24 August 2012 | Labour Women joined the Turn Off the Red Light (TORL) today 24th Aug for the launch of the TORL submission on prostitution laws. Sinead Ahern, LW Chair, at the TORL submission launch where 55 organisations were represented Minister Shatter opened a public consultation in exploring ...
  3. LW : 'Annawas14' campaign reminder of the realities of prostitution 17 August 2012 | 'Annawas14' poster campaign by the Turn Off the Red Light has been launched today. The campaign reminds us that the international average age when a woman first enters prostitution is 14. Some women end up in prostitution because of exploitation, and lack of choices to ...
  4. LW welcomes passing of Political Funding Bill in Dail and Seanad 20 July 2012 | Labour Women welcomes the final stages of the Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011 which passed in the Dáil yesterday and returns to the Seanad today. The bill contains measures to increase the participation of women in politics by imposing financial penalties on parties that ...
  5. LW welcomes Public Consultation on prostitution 24 June 2012 | Labour Women welcomes the announcement of a Government public consultation on amending Irish prostitution laws, which provides the opportunity to send out a very strong message to anyone intending to benefit from prostitution of others. 'Labour Women first held a public event on Human Trafficking ...
  6. LW statement on '7 is too young' campaign 15 June 2012 | We have been asked to explain why we voted against a motion at the NWCI AGM which asks for the removal of section 4 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2012. We would have liked to submit an amendment to the motion but our ...
  7. LW urge soccer fans not to use prostitutes as Euro 2012 kicks off 07 June 2012 | Labour Women urges Irish soccer fans travelling to the games not to use prostitutes during the Euro 2012 games in Poland. Labour Women joins the Europe-wide campaign 'Together for a Europe free from prostitution' to combat prostitution and raise awareness of the harm done by ...
  8. LW join Senator Susan O'Keeffe at a cross-party 'Women for YES' event 23 May 2012 | Labour Women joined Senator Susan O'Keeffe at a cross-party 'Women for YES event' in Dublin. Minister Joan Burton and Senator Susan O'Keeffe lead the Women for YES cross-party event Minister Joan Burton, Minister Lucinda Creighton, Senator Mary White and Senator Jillian van Turnhout all spoke ...
  9. Why Women Should Vote YES with LW, Minister Joan Burton and Labour's MEPs 14 May 2012 | Labour Women hosted a 'Why Women Should Vote YES' event in Dublin with Minister Joan Burton and the three Labour MEPs Nessa Childers, Emer Costello and Phil Prendergast. Emer Costello MEP, Nessa Childers MEP, Minister Joan Burton, Phil Prendergast MEP and Katherine Dunne LW Chair ...
  10. LW gather for a Treaty Information session 11 May 2012 | Labour Women gathered in Dublin on a Thursday evening to learn more about the Stability Treaty. 'I know quite a bit about the Treaty, but there are some details I am not sure about. I would like to for example find out about the funding ...
  11. LW urge women voters to engage early with Stability Treaty 10 May 2012 | Ahead of a Labour Women Stability Treaty information session, Labour Women Chair, Katherine Dunne today urged women to familiarise themselves with the text of the Stability Treaty ahead of polling day on May 31st. "Past referenda show that knowledge of a treaty is a crucial ...
  12. Minister Kathleen Lynch TD addresses second Equality for Women awards ceremony in Mayo Abbey, Co. Mayo. 18 April 2012 | Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, Ms. Kathleen Lynch, T.D., on 18th April 2012, addressed an awards ceremony in Mayo Abbey, Co. Mayo. The awards were being made to women who had successfully completed a 'Revival Skills training ...
  13. LW at the Party Conference 15 April 2012 | Lucy Moylan and Cllr Maria Parodi at the Party Conference in Galway The Party Conference was again a great day. 'This was my first Party Conference, I really enjoyed it', said a delegate from Athlone. The number of young women has increased and the confidence ...
  14. FGM legislation will protect girls living in Ireland 28 March 2012 | The Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill has been passed, outlawing the practice of FGM both in Ireland and also abroad when a girl living in Ireland is abroad. Labour Women welcome the passing of the Bill : "As far back as in 2001 Liz ...
  15. LW welcomes Dail debate on increasing women's political representation 21 March 2012 | Today the Dail will debate the Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill, which seeks to address the under-representation of women in politics by reducing the public funding of political parties, which fail to run a minimum percentage of candidates of either gender. "The barriers to women ...
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