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Report from International Officer

Posted on October 29, 2013

PESWomen

Greetings to all Labour Women members, supporters and occasional dippers-into our world.  I've been the Labour Women International Representative for the last 4 years; this normally involves attending meetings of the Party of European Socialist Women (PESW) every quarter, usually in Brussels. However, when Ireland held the Presidency of EU earlier on in the year, we in LW (Labour Women) hosted about 25 PES Women colleagues from all over Europe over three days.

This was our contribution to the Presidency and was a great success on a political, networking and social level (despite the truly awful weather). Earlier this month I travelled to Brussels for a PESW meeting and I’d like to share a few jottings from that trip.

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A message from Labour Women's outgoing Chair

Posted on July 23, 2012

A message from Katherine Dunne, outgoing Chair of Labour Women

katherine dunne (right) pictured with nessa childers MEP and cllr mary freehill Katherine Dunne (right) pictured with Nessa Childers MEP and Cllr Mary Freehill

At a meeting of the Labour Women executive on Saturday I stood down as Chair of Labour Women, having accepted a job offer in the UK starting in August. The five years I have served on the Labour Women exec, the last three as Chair, have been challenging and rewarding in many ways. It has been a pleasure to work with members of the party at all levels to increase women's participation in the Labour Party and put women's issues on the agenda.

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