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February 17, 2015 at 2:59

Sarah Gorry outlines how posting a picture of a female nipple showed her the double standards of portraying mens and women's bodies in public.

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The Y Factor Gender Equality Toolkit Launch

November 04, 2014 at 9:53

The Y Factor are excited to launch their new Gender Equality toolkit at the National Youth Council of Ireland Annual Conference on Monday 17th November 4pm in Dublin Castle.

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MADE FROM SCRATCH

October 08, 2014 at 2:24

MADE FROM SCRATCH this Tuesday 14th in the Axis in Ballymun

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Have Your Say!

October 08, 2014 at 11:45

The Y Factor and the National Women’s Council of Ireland want to hear about your experience as young women in relation to unemployment

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Special Announcement!

October 02, 2014 at 11:27

Temper Mental Miss Elayneous, star of RTE series Connected to perform at MADE FROM SCRATCH

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Chief Commissioner Awards Speech

September 30, 2014 at 4:26

Orla O'Connor, Director of NWCI, spoke to the Chief Commissioner Awardees of the CGI on Saturday 27th. See a link to her speech below.

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Temper Mental MissElayneous to perform at MADE FROM SCRATCH

September 24, 2014 at 1:25

MADE FROM SCRATCH is a once off performance to mark International Day of the Girl and International Day to Eradicate Poverty

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Join The Y Factor Theatre Troupe!

September 18, 2014 at 9:47

Join The Y Factor Theatre Troupe for MADE FROM SCRATCH our first ever theatre production.

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INFO EVENING: “Inters*x Genital Mutilations – and the struggle to end them”

September 11, 2014 at 3:22

National Women's Council to host information evening Tuesday 16th September, 5.30pm: "Inters*x Genital Mutilations – and the struggle to end them"

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We’ve Moved!

September 10, 2014 at 3:58

National Women's Council of Ireland have moved offices - we're now just around the corner from Smithfield Square.

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Free workshop in theatre-making, acting and storytelling Thursday 11th September 2014.  All welcome.

September 03, 2014 at 4:24

The Y Factor and theatre director Oonagh Murphy are offering a free workshop in theatre-making, acting and storytelling for one night only in NWCI.

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March with us for March for Choice!

September 02, 2014 at 11:26

March with us for the March for Choice September 27th 2014. Speak with your feet!

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The Y Factor at the Engage Conference 2014

August 26, 2014 at 11:52

Rebecca Smyth, one of our Steering Group members went along to the Engage Conference in Dublin Castle this August and shared with us her blog from the day. Read on

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Good Night Out!

August 26, 2014 at 9:16

Limerick Feminist Network want us to have a Good Night Out! Check out their anti-harassment inititaive @GNOLimerick

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Young Women & Labour Market Activation

August 19, 2014 at 12:41

This short survey is designed as one of the ways that the research is gathering information and we would love to hear from you if you have experience of labour market activation measures. If you answer yes to the first two questions - this means that this survey is for you.

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Climate Conversations

June 17, 2014 at 9:19

The Y Factor is proud to host The Community Workers' Co-operative Climate Conversations workshop on the 25th of June. For anyone interested in climate change and how it will affect our community this event is not to be missed.

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Changing the conversation

June 10, 2014 at 3:25

Clíodhna Bairéad, currently studying for a Degree in Public and Social Policy in NUIG is volunteering with The Y Factor. This week she talks about the how the way we represent our beliefs is often as important as the beliefs themselves.

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Re(al)-Productive Health

May 14, 2014 at 11:20

Re(al)-Productive Health launched their policy document 'Emergency: Contraception in Ireland'

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FGM Clinic service has opened in Dublin

May 14, 2014 at 10:56

Ireland's first Specialist Clinical Service for the Treatment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is now open

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Missed the Soapbox on International Women’s Day?

April 03, 2014 at 4:12

Now you can watch it back!

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Young Women Rising (Video)

April 01, 2014 at 9:47

Young Women Rising video commissioned by National Women's Council of Ireland and directed by independent filmmaker Dearbhla Glynn

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NWCI ‘Gender Matters’ Health Seminar launches Training Handbook

March 31, 2014 at 9:36

National Women's Council of Ireland launch Training Handbook on Gender Mainstreaming in Health at their 'Gender Matters' Seminar 31st March 2014.

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Students Protest against Sexism

March 13, 2014 at 10:05

Students, societies, staff and graduates of NUI Maynooth are holding a demonstration on campus tomorrow about the culture of sexism promoted by Maynooth Students' Union. The protest is due to take place Thursday 13th March at 12pm outside the John Hume building.

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Funds raised from the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon to go to Your Health Matters Campaign

February 20, 2014 at 9:56

The Y Factor and the National Women's Council of Ireland are running the Flora Women's Mini Marathon this June bank holiday and want you to join us. All funds raised will help the Your Health Matters campaign to grow and raise awareness about young women's health and experiences.

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Deadline Extended to 7th March Young Women and Labour Market Activation Tender

February 19, 2014 at 12:48

Researcher(s) are invited to tender to undertake research on young women and labour market activation, looking at unemployment, emigration and issues of precarious work with a particular focus on the impact of the economic crisis on young women. Closing time and date: 5pm 7th of March 2014.

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GenCon2014

February 19, 2014 at 10:12

The first ever national student gender conference to take place in NUIG, February 28th - March 1st

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Gender should be on Junior Cycle curriculum

January 29, 2014 at 2:08

The Y Factor's submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment highlighting the importance of the inclusion of gender within the Junior Cycle curriculum.

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Women’s Mental Health with The Antiroom

January 22, 2014 at 1:26

Laura Larkin reports from The Antiroom's discussion on the media's problem with women's mental health.

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Consent Is Sexy?

January 07, 2014 at 3:05

An anonymous contributor shares some thoughts and her experiences with rape culture. Contains a frank description of sexual assault.

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Sluts!

December 18, 2013 at 7:28

Laura Larkin argues that the word "slut" is meaningless and misleading.

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Wanted: Female Slam Poets!

October 29, 2013 at 2:57

At the Leinster Heats of the All Ireland Slam Poetry Championships on 19 October, one question was on everyone’s lips: where are the female Slam Poets?

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An Open Letter To The UCD Commerce & Economics Society

October 17, 2013 at 4:38

An annual "Rappers & Slappers" themed club night comes under fire from George Kaar, who talks through the problems with media depictions of men and women and how they relate to rape culture. George Kaar is an intern at the Y Factor, and started the YES! campaign to prevent sexual assault among young people.

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Your Health Matters Campaign Launched

October 09, 2013 at 11:12

We are delighted to announce the launch of The Y Factor health campaign Your Health Matters to coincide with the second annual International Day of the Girl. In 2011 the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 October to be International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girl’s rights and the unique challenges girls face. We decided to focus on young women’s health rights as a campaign focus and so felt that this was the ideal day to launch.

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Feminist Weddings?

October 01, 2013 at 11:19

Nick Beard wonders whether or not modern feminists should shy away from marriage.

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Launch of USI’s Say Something Report

September 11, 2013 at 10:49

Report by Rebecca Ryan on the launch of the USI's Report "Say Something - A Study of Students' Experiences of Harassment, Stalking, Violence & Sexual Assault"

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The Y Factor at the UK Feminista Summer School 2013

September 06, 2013 at 12:26

Great feedback from Y Factor representatives who attended the 2013 UK Feminista Summer School in Birmingham

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Vacancies at the National Women’s Council

August 30, 2013 at 3:00

The National Women's Council of Ireland is currently looking to fill 3 positions

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Unfair judgement of Young women and Youth Culture by Sensationalised Stories

August 22, 2013 at 1:54

Young people involved in The Y Factor fed up with sensationalised portrayal of their lives as exemplified by virality of Slane story

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The Y Factor Health Information Campaign Survey

July 30, 2013 at 1:39

A survey to inform The Y Factor's upcoming health information campaign

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Whose body is it anyway? Take note of my substance, not my style

July 08, 2013 at 9:37

Young girls are over sexualised; this is taken as an often repeated, scientific fact by broad swathes of the media. Teenage girls today are obsessed with looking like Rihanna and spend too much time on their appearance in a desperate effort to attract the appreciative glances of the opposite sex. Some articles regarding the apparent over sexualisation of young girls are downright patronising, somewhat derogatory and certainly sexist. Other commentary is well meaning; showing what is believed to be concern for apparently vulnerable young girls. Whatever the intentions of the commentary, it contributes to an extremely negative culture where we view the image of young girls and women as public property.

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