International Women’s Day Event

By Ballyclare High School on 8 March, 2019


Ballyclare High pupils are taking part in the International Women’s Day Event at the NI Assembly today. We hope that Lauren, Lucy, Emilia and Mrs Orr have a good day.

The school was allocated three places at the International Women’s Day Event which has been organised by the Speaker of the NI Assembly. It is being held in Parliament Buildings at Stormont. The theme this year is ‘Better the balance, better the world’ and it is supported by the Assembly Women’s Caucus.

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