LW celebrates 100 years of women in the Labour Party

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 12:14 PM

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Labour Women celebrates Generations of Labour Women in the Centenary Year of the Labour Party.

'This year as we celebrate100 years of the Labour Party we also take time to celebrate the many women who have been part of that journey and the women who have built the Labour Party into what it is today' said Sinead Ahern LW Chair. 'We celebrate the women who have refused to be content with the status quo and who have instead pushed the boundaries and achieved real change in women's lives. We celebrate the women who dedicated their lives to ensuring that women's voices are heard at all levels of Irish politics and in all aspects of society.

Labour Women, the women's section of the Labour Party, was founded in 1971. Since then Labour Women has worked to advance women in the Labour Party and women's political participation in Irish politics. This year as we celebrate 100 years of the Labour Party we also take time to celebrate the many women who have been part of that journey
and the women who have built the Labour party into what it is today.

The Labour Party can be proud of its role in promoting the role of women in Irish life. From the beginnings of the Labour movement women such as Louie Bennett, Marie Johnson and Winifred Carney played a crucial role in organising workers to fight for social justice and equality. That struggle is continued by women and men in the Labour Party
today.

As we look back, we also look into the future with confidence and to a new generation of Labour Women.

LW Centenary event on Sat 17th Nov in the Pillar Room, The Rotunda.

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