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IQ5: Does Europe still need feminism? Thoughts from an Irish activist

For over 40 years, Ailbhe Smyth has led countless social movements in Ireland. From women’s rights in the 1970s, to marriage equality in 2015, to abortion today… A lecturer, author and impassioned feminist, Ailbhe Smyth explained to us why feminism remains as relevant as ever.

Ailbhe Smyth

Feminist and reproductive rights activist

Women’s rights have come a long way over the last 50 years, so far in fact that some might ask, do we still need feminism at all? 

For over 40 years Ailbhe Smyth has been a leading figure in countless social movements in Ireland. Fighting for women’s rights as a college student in the 1970s, to playing a central role in the campaign for Marriage equality in 2015, Ailbhe is now leading the fight to repeal the eighth amendment. 
 
As a lecturer, author and impassioned feminist activist Ailbhe Smyth will tell us why feminism remains as relevant as ever.