What We Do

VISION

Our vision is an Ireland where women in all our diversity are flourishing.

MISSION

Our mission is to support grassroots women through collective and practical actions to achieve their full human rights and true equality.

STRATEGY

Women’s Collective Ireland supports grassroots women through women’s community development locally and nationally.

Women’s Collective Ireland’s work on the ground is central and fundamental. It shapes all our collective actions. The national work derives from and advances the work of our community development projects supporting grassroots women’s empowerment.

The Women’s Collective 17 local Projects are best placed to identify and respond to the specific needs of grassroots women in their communities and each of them have developed a unique programme of work with women.

Our work continues to evolve in response to the needs identified by grassroots women.

We work to make real connections in order to ensure voice and visibility of grassroots women.

 

OUR GUIDING VALUES

Our values guide our work. When we speak or act, we are:

WELCOMING
We actively reach out to, include and develop relationships with the diverse women in our communities.

FOR WOMEN
We are feminist in our thinking and in our actions.

WITH WOMEN
We seek to be supportive of and are energised by the women we meet and work with.

COLLECTIVE
We create spaces for women to get together safely, be themselves, learn, share experiences, have their say and get involved.

ROOTED
Our words and deeds are grounded in the lives and experiences of the grassroots women we meet and work with.

ABOUT CHANGING THE WORLD
We actively listen and hear women’s voices supporting transformation. We speak out about the barriers to women’s equality and participation, and campaign for positive change.

APPROACH AND PRINCIPLES

Women’s Collective Ireland works from two core approaches – a feminist approach and a community development approach both of which are intrinsically linked. These approaches underpin all aspects of WCI’s work.