The prospect of constitutional change on these islands, however far in the future, calls for inclusive and informed civic engagement.
Baroness May Blood, Liz Nelson, Clare Moore, Eilish Rooney, Margaret Ward, Myrtle Hill (Chair)
The prospect of constitutional change on these islands, however far in the future, calls for inclusive and informed civic engagement. This year’s Constitutional Conversations Group event for International Women’s Day at Queens is a response to an emerging silence about the gender implications of constitutional change in women’s lives. Everyone is welcome to join in and have their say. The event is open to all.
Baroness May Blood is Chair of Shankill Sure Start, Campaign Chair of Integrated Education Fund, and Director of Argyle Board Centre.
Liz Nelson is a writer and an activist with the Belfast Feminist Network. She completed her LLM in Human Rights Law from Queens University Belfast and represents BFN on the Board of the Human Rights Consortium. A long-time trade union activist, she became the first woman chair of the Youth Committee of NIC-ICTU in 2014.
Clare Moore is the Equality and Social Affairs Officer with the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, the trade union federation on the island of Ireland, representing the interests of 800,000 workers, 200,00 of whom live and work in Northern Ireland. Over half of trade union members are women. Clare has responsibility for equality policy development in Northern Ireland, including gender and works closely with the ICTU Women’s Committee.
Eilish Rooney is Scholar Emeritus, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University.
Dr Myrtle Hill was formerly Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work at Queens University Belfast. Following her retirement from academia, she is active within the wider community sector.