If women remain on the margins of society, we only have marginal opportunities for making marginal change’, Maria Torres, Adult Literacy teacher, Equador
The Countess Markievicz School was founded in 2011 by a group of students in the School of Social Justice in University College Dublin, who were concerned about the declining numbers of women in public and political life in Ireland. The school is a discussion forum on women in Ireland in honour of Ireland’s first female MP and Cabinet Minister. It addresses different topics each year. Audience participation is encouraged and feedback is used to direct future school discussions. Additional information can be found in Vision.
The website contains an archive of all of the speeches given at the Countess Markievicz School over the years. Videos can be found alongside a biography of each speaker on the School pages.
Photo courtesy Barry Gibbons