Public Lecture: International Women's Day

Online | 1 Hour | 23rd March

Join us online on the 23rd of March for a free public lecture hosted by Philomena Clarke to celebrate International Women's Day 2023.


International Women's Day, celebrated annually on March 8th, is a day to recognise and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It's also a day to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles and challenges that women face, including gender inequality, discrimination, and violence.

Women's Day has its roots in the labour movement of the early 20th century, where women were fighting for better working conditions, equal pay, and the right to vote. Today, the holiday is celebrated in different ways across the globe, with events ranging from marches and rallies to art exhibits and panel discussions.

The theme for PCI’s International Women's Day 2023 is "Choose to Challenge," which encourages individuals to challenge gender bias and inequality in their own lives and communities. This theme highlights the idea that change starts with individual action and that everyone has a role to play in creating a more equitable world for all.

Despite the progress that has been made in recent years, there is still much work to be done to achieve gender equality. Women continue to face discrimination and violence in many areas of their lives, from the workplace to the home. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted and exacerbated existing gender disparities, with women disproportionately affected by job losses, caregiving responsibilities, and domestic violence.
On International Women's Day, it's important to not only celebrate the achievements of women but also to recognise the ongoing struggle for gender equality. It's a day to listen to and amplify the voices of women, to support and empower each other, and to commit to taking action towards a more just and equitable world.

In conclusion, International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to recognise the ongoing struggle for gender equality. By choosing to challenge gender bias and inequality, we can all play a role in creating a better world for women and for all.

About The Lecturer


Philomena’s role with PCI College is CPL Lead, Faculty Lecturer, Academic Team Leader for Belfast and Student Development and Progression Officer for Dublin West. Philomena, BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Hons), is an accredited therapist with the IACP and maintains a private practice in Carlow. Philomena trained as an integrative therapist with a speciality in CBT, working with Adults, Couples and Adolescents. She has spent numerous years working with individuals who have experienced sexual violence in their lives. Philomena is currently finishing a MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy which assist’s her work. Philomena is a keen cyclist, trains an U10 soccer team and enjoys the area of personal development and has a special interest in mindfulness. 

Lecture Details


DURATION: 1 Hours    START DATE: 23rd March 2022


TIMETABLE: 6 pm to 7 pm 


VENUE: This will be delivered on Zoom - a link will be sent to those who register via the form above.


FEE: This event is free of charge but booking is necessary. 

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