Research and Events

Women's Studies Webinar Series 2020-2021


Women and Activism in Ireland: Profiling Leaders and Changemakers

This webinar series highlights the richness and diversity of women's activism, profiles women's impact as leaders and changemakers and showcases feminist strategies and ways of working which promote equality for women. The webinars will be happen via Microsoft Teams. A recording will be available after the event.

Send an email to if you are outside UCC and would like to receive an invitation on your email.


4 December, 12-1pm

Emma Carroll, co-founder of the Facebook page In Our Shoes - Covid Pregnancy

‘Birthing alone: the movement to revise current maternity care restrictions’

The talk discusses current restrictions on maternity care, in place since March 2020, which force women to use Irish maternity services alone, and how these need to be revised to support pregnant women and their partners in these times. 

A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Emma Carroll


11 December, 12 -1pm

Dr. Maeve O’ Rourke - Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), NUIG

'The Clann Project: Ireland's Unmarried Mothers and their Children: Gathering the Data'

This talk focuses on the evidence-gathering and advocacy strategies undertaken by Justice for Magdalenes Research, Adoption Rights Alliance and global law firm Hogan Lovells LLP, and by the individuals who participated in the Clann Project, in pursuit of justice for 'historical' and ongoing systematic human rights violations in Ireland's institutional, adoption and 'care' system.

A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Dr Maeve O Rourke


15 January, 12-1 pm

Erin Darcy, editor of In Her Shoes - Women of the Eighth: A Memoir and Anthology (New Island Books, 2020). 

The talk fcouses on grassroots activism and the historical and social importance of women's storytelling through the online art project In Her Shoes - Women of the Eighth.  

A recording of the webinar is available on Youtube at this link: Webinar with Erin Darcy

12 February, 12-1 pm

Karen Kiernan, CEO, One Family; Dr Tricia Keilthy Society of St Vincent de Paul 

'Parenting alone during Covid-19- the intersection of care, precarious work and poverty'

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