September 22, 2023

Donegal was well-represented in a ‘Ladies in Management’ Delegation that gave its enter to the European Parliament in Brussels this week.

Pictured above: Donegal delegates from left to proper: Erin Toland , Chris MacManus MEP (Delegation Host) , Mary Coyle on the European Parliament

Representatives from Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo had been company of Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus for 2 days of engagements on girls’s points.

Many Civil Society teams from all through the West and Northwest travelled on the delegation together with representatives from Aremoja Ladies’s Group, Comhar Caomhán Teo Inis Oírr (Inis Oírr Group Improvement Cooperative), Home Violence Motion Service, Gort Useful resource Centre, Unbiased Dwelling Motion Eire, Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhar (St Patrick’s neighborhood centre in Donegal), Irish Wheelchair Affiliation, Mandate Commerce Union, Refugee Guide and SIPTU (Early Childhood Training sector).

‘Ladies in Management’ Delegation to the European Parliament

“It was an honour and a privilege to host this ‘Ladies in Management’ Delegation” stated Chris MacManus MEP. “It was a completely engrossing couple of days. It was highly effective chatting to the delegates whereas they had been with us in Brussels. All leaders of their respective communities and addressing inequality head on day-after-day. Each one in every of them had been incredible ambassadors for his or her areas and organisations and I’m actually trying ahead to partaking additional with everybody as we work on particular tasks sooner or later.”

The delegation joined a roundtable dialogue within the European Parliament on gender points.

In a piece entitled “Combatting gender-based violence”, the room heard from MEP Frances Fitzgerald, lead MEP negotiator for the Home Violence Directive and Delegate Nike Ogen, Home Violence Motion Service and Range Sligo.  There was additionally a piece on “Ladies working for political workplace”, which featured a chat by Alyssa Ahrabare, Advocacy and Authorized Officer of the European Community of Migrant Ladies and coordinator of the EU-funded mission AGENCY: Vote with You.

After the break the second part of the roundtable centered on Intersectionality, commencing with Incapacity rights and gender points that includes contributions from each Catherine Naughton, Director of the European Incapacity Discussion board and Sligo’s Aisling Smith of Unbiased Dwelling Motion Eire. 

The convention concluded with an attractive Query and Reply session which additionally gave a chance to many delegation members to boost particular points for his or her organisations and areas. David Kerr from the cupboard of Commissioner Dalli was additionally in attendance to reply questions particular to the Fee’s competencies, earlier than some closing phrases and gratitudes from Chris MacManus MEP.

Talking after the convention MacManus stated, “It has been a really busy two days, however extremely worthwhile. Each delegate introduced one thing totally different to the desk. These delegations are so very important to informing my work within the European Parliament, while giving Civil Society Teams from my constituency direct entry to the European Establishments.”

The Sinn Féin MEP concluded by thanking the members of the delegation. “It was nice to have the ability to host this delegation. I really feel like we’ve coated quite a lot of essential points this week. I’d prefer to sincerely thank each delegate for his or her attendance and certainly my very own workforce right here in Brussels and at dwelling for organising what was a really profitable delegation.”

Native leaders from Donegal be part of girls’s delegation to the European Parliament was final modified: July eighth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin