Hearing a century of Women’s Voices

Hearing a century of Women’s Voices


From Irish women’s first votes in 1918 to a prospective 2018 abortion referendum — a century of female activism is being discussed and dramatised in Cork this weekend.

Women’s Voices combines various disciplines including history, theatre, film, activism, music, and poetry in talks, workshops, and screenings at University College Cork and the Farmgate Café in the city’s English Market.

A range of women’s movements in Ireland will be analysed through the lenses of sociology, literature, philosophy, and politics from today until Sunday.

Among the myriad topics on the agenda are famous and unknown women participants in the Irish revolution, through the 1930s Women’s League of Health and Beauty, and today’s campaigns against water charges and problems for immigrant women in direct provision centres.

Speakers from as far afield as Australia are among those giving talks, readings, and sharing their research.


The programme is on the UCC Women’s Studies website and all events are free but advance online registration is required at: uccconferencing.ie/product/womens-voices

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