Women’s Council asks AkiDwA to help plan FemFest 2020
The National Women’s Council of Ireland is calling on AkiDwA’s younger members to get involved with it to help plan next year’s FemFest Conference for women.
Ellie Kisyombe, the founder of Our Table and a Social Democrat candidate in the 2019 local elections spoke at the 2019 FemFest, which was all about leadership. The fourth FemFest Conference will happen next Winter, when young women and girls from across Ireland will meet up to discuss the issues that are most important to them.
The NWCI has asked AkiDwA to help it find girls and women aged 16 to 24 from minority ethnic backgrounds who would be willing to take part in a workshop this year to help plan next year’s conference and to ensure that it focuses on the areas they are most concerned about.
Topics for discussion are:
- Access to free contraception
- Improving young women’s mental health and wellbeing
- Women’s leadership – what NWCI’s is doing
Ellie is seen here with Salome Mbugua, the founder of AkiDwa, after a chance encounter in Dublin.
If you are aged 16 to 24; you have ideas and you would like to get involved with AkidwA and NWCI in planning next year’s FemFest Conference, Please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Tell us where you are based and what you would most like to see discussed at #FemFest2020
The timing Of FemFest planning workshops are flexible – they can be tailored to what suits AkiDwA members. NWCI can cover travel costs associated with participation and it has a budget for venue and refreshments. It can host the workshop at the NWCI offices at 100 North King Street or at another venue.
So, if you want to take part in the Femfest planning workshop in October and you’d like to attend the Conference next year, just email info@Akidwa.ie.