The Women's Centre Women's History Project has since 2012 engaged in gathering and recording local women's history. As part of the International Women's Day festival, a month long women's history exhibition is displayed in Waterford Central Library celebrating women from Waterford through the ages.
The absence of women in history is not unique to Waterford and has been recognised. In 2012 the Women's Centre began to address this gap on a local level. Through history work it became evident that to highlight present inequality, which is sometimes invisible, it is necessary to look back and draw attention to past inequalities and the successes gained.
We will focus on developing a number of aspects:
Photographic / Women's History Exhibition
The Pink Plaque Campaign
Women on Walls
Women's History Walk of Waterford
Roses from the Heart
The use of history in this project and community education programmes is a tool for building confidence and empowering women.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.