Irish Women’s Lobby Presents

Speak Up For Women's Rights

8th March 2021 (International Women’s Day)

Speak Up for Women’s Rights brought renowned speakers together and discussed issues women routinely face, from Irish and international perspectives.
Irish Panel

Opening Remarks by Dr. Christine Gaffney (Social science researcher, specialist in gender equality, sexuality, and inclusion)

Ruth Breslin (lead researcher, Sexual Exploitation Research Project UCD)

The Most Recent Irish Sex Trade Research – Download slideshow

Stella O’Malley (psychotherapist & writer) 

Gender Dysphoria in Young Girls

Annette McKay (Campaigner for Justice for Tuam Mother and Baby Home)

Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes Scandal

Rachel Moran (author, journalist and feminist campaigner)

Misogyny from a Class Perspective

Irish Panel Q & A
International Panel

Moderator: Miriam Kivlehan (Women’s Development Facilitator, Broadcaster and Feminist Activist)

Julie Bindel (author, journalist & co-founder of Justice for Women) – Freedom of Speech for Feminists Who Advocate Against Male Violence

Clara Berglund (Swedish Women’s Lobby Sec. General) – The Convergence of the Far Right & Neoliberal Movements – Download slideshow

Yağmur Uygarkızı, (RadicalGirlsss member, speaker & writer) – Challenges Facing Young Women Today and What They Can Do About Them

Dr. Kathleen Stock OBE (professor of philosophy & author of ‘Material Girls’) – Freedom of Speech in Academia

Dr. Gail Dines (author and anti-porn activist & speaker & founder of Culture Reframed) – Industrial Nature of Pornography

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International Panel Q & A