WE cannot know all of the challenges that the 17 or so babies born in County Cork today, on International Women’s Day 2017, will face and overcome in their lifetimes.
At Women’s Studies in UCC we are celebrating women’s achievements on March 20 with a Herstory Salon, and all are welcome, please register at https://www.uccconferencing.ie/product/herstory-salon-20th-march-2017/. Throughout 2017 we will continue to challenge bias and inequality and champion women’s education through our MA programme which helps students to develop an understanding of the world, and the critical skills needed to change it.
You may notice more people than usual wearing black today. Many will be wearing black as a means of supporting the ‘Strike4Repeal’ movement which is ‘being bold for change’ in holding demonstrations, walk outs, and rallies in cities, towns and universities across the country. These activists are demonstrating that they are tired of waiting for an opportunity to vote to repeal the 8 th Amendment in a referendum. Abortion is a personal and not a constitutional issue, and it has no place within the constitution of the state.