16 Days Campaign of Activism against Violence against Women


                                               The Global Women’s Studies Programme

In recognition of the 16 Days Campaign of Activism against Violence against Women, The Global Women’s Studies Programme in the School of Political Science and Sociology is hosting a series of events, culminating in a roundtable chaired by Michael D. Higgins, that showcase topics of critical concern to Women’s Human Rights.  These events are open to the public, and all are invited to attend.

16 Days Campaign Events hosted by the Global Women’s Studies Programme


An Evening Celebrating Women in Action

Cultural event organised by the Global Women’s Studies Programme Postgraduate students featuring established and up-and-coming female artists and performers.

Date:26th of November, 6-9 pm

Venue:Crane Bar, 2 Sea Road Galway

Tickets:€10 – all proceeds will be donated to Galway Rape Crisis Centre


‘More than a hangover’: Youth, Alcohol and Rape in Ireland

Roundtable event held in conjunction with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Featuring: Caroline Counihan – RCNI Legal Director, Padraig MacNeela –School of Psychology, Stacey Scriver – co-author of Rape and Justice in Ireland and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn (Chair) School of Health Sciences, NUI Galway.

Date:December 1st from 2-4 pm

Venue:CA107, Cairns Building

This event is free and will be followed by a reception.


Capstone Event:

Renewing our Democracy, reviving our economy: time for more women at the helm?

Roundtable event featuring: Michael D. Higgins, President of the Labour Party, Mary Murphy,Lecturer in Irish Politics and Society at NUI Maynooth, Gemma Hussey, former member of the Seanad and Dail Eireann, and David Farrell,Professor of Politics at UCD.

Date:December 9th, 2010 from 7pm

Venue: Aras Moyola, MY243, NUI Galway

This event is free and will be followed by light refreshments.


COPE White Ribbon Campaign

Throughout the 16 Days, students from the GWSP postgraduate and BA CONNECT in Global Women’s Studies programmes will be running ‘White Ribbon Stands’. White Ribbons cost €2 each and all proceeds will go to COPE to support women survivors of domestic violence.


The 16 Days Campaign of Activism agaist Violence against Womenis an international campaign with participants in over 164 countries and involving more than 3400 organisations. The campaign links November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, International Human Rights Day, in order to symbolically connect violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a human rights violation.