Speaker’s event to mark International Women’s Day 2020, Parliament Buildings, Friday 6th March 2020

Posted on
Wed, 22/01/2020

IWD Theme 2020: “Each for Equal”

Supported by the Assembly Women's Caucus
An exciting opportunity for young women to make their voices heard

The Northern Ireland Assembly wants to encourage more young women to get involved in politics by making their views known on the issues which affect them. For example: What are young women’s concerns in day-to-day life? How can we build a more equal society?

This event will give young women the opportunity to meet with female MLAs before having the privilege of participating in a session in the Assembly Chamber chaired by the Assembly Speaker, Alex Maskey MLA. The discussions will be led by the young female contributors and responded to by the Assembly Women’s Caucus.


09:30 - 10.30 Registration
10.30 - 11.00 Welcome by the Speaker and the Women’s Caucus
11.00 - 12.30 Meeting MLAs from the Women’s Caucus
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch (provided)
13.30 -15.00 Event in the Assembly Chamber

Schools, colleges and youth organisations may apply for up to 3 places for young women aged 16-18 and are encouraged to select those who have not previously visited Parliament Buildings or participated in Assembly initiatives. Please note that in order to maximise the number and diversity of organisations that can be represented, and for logistical reasons, it may not be possible for all groups to attend.

To apply please email IWD@niassembly.gov.uk before midday on 14 February 2020. Please tell us the name of your organisation and contact person; your constituency (or postcode) and the number of places you require (max 3 places). Please note that space is limited and attendees are sought from all 18 Assembly constituencies. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful as soon as possible after the closing date for applications.

We look forward to hearing from you.