Women’s Health

Breast cancer awarness

Breast cancer awarness

Cairde is reaching out the Polish community in Ireland to raise awareness of the breast cancer and Brest check programme. Gabriela Kownacka, a noted Polish actress died recently of breast cancer. On 19th of February, 2011, to commemorate her achievements and raise awareness of breast cancer, the Polish Cultural and Social Association hosted an event “Lady […]

By February 11, 2011 Read More →
International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM 2011

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM 2011

As we mark the seventh International Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Day this year, the Steering Committee of Ireland’s National Plan of Action to Address FGM reiterates its call to ensure that Ireland continues to prioritise reform in domestic policy and practice in line with the National Plan of Action. The Steering Committee […]

By February 8, 2011 Read More →
European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week January 23-29, 2011

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week January 23-29, 2011

  Cairde encourages women from ethnic minorities to take free smear tests as a part of CervicalCheck programme for women between 25-60 years old. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women under 44 worldwide. Each year, 500,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed globally and more than 250,000 women die […]

By January 25, 2011 Read More →
Informed parenthood

Informed parenthood

Reoccurring issues related to health & wellbeing of pregnant women, single mothers and parents of Polish origins living in Ireland have been noted by those working in the area of information provision and advocacy. They are related to knowledge about services and entitlements as well as law enforcement: Information is often spread by word of […]

By September 23, 2010 Read More →
Health Forum 7th Sept.

Health Forum 7th Sept.

Ethnic Minority Health Forum took place on Tuesday 7th September 2010. Maeve Cusack, Screening Promotion Manager at the National Cancer Screening Service in HSE presented an overview of cervical cancer and breast cancer screening programmes and the work of the Screening Programmes team around the country. Free smear tests are available for women age 25-60, […]

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Pregnancy and parenthood

Pregnancy and parenthood

About 30 people attended an information session for pregnant women and parents of pre-school children. It was held on the August,31st in the Polish Social & Legal Advice Centre. The session covered subjects of health care, childcare, social welfare and employment rights of pregnant women and parents. For more information contact Emilia healthworker1@cairde.ie

By August 21, 2010 Read More →
Women’s Health & Wellness

Women’s Health & Wellness

Fourteen individuals from Ireland and from Northern Ireland  participated in Women’s Health & Wellness programme in Boston and Detroit on the 11-21st of May. Participants, including Emilia Marchelewska of Cairde and other health, public policy, NGO, and counselling professionals (HSE, Safe Ireland, Crisis Pregnancy Agency, Cork Alliance Centre, Pavee Point – from ROI) examined ways […]

By May 25, 2010 Read More →
Health programme for Women in ICCI

Health programme for Women in ICCI

Cairde runs  the annual series of workshops for women’s group in the Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland  in Clonskeagh in Dublin. Workshops on Health & Health Services in Ireland  are run at the Centre for women only and have been greatly appreciated by all attendees in the past.

By April 30, 2010 Read More →
Bill Criminalising FGM

Bill Criminalising FGM

On Wednesday 21st April, 2010 Senator Ivana Bacik will be introducing a Bill to prohibit Female Genital Mutilation in the Seanad during the Labour Party’s private members’ time. In her response to the Labour bill, last night the Minister for Health and Children indicated that she is working on the development of a legal framework […]

By April 21, 2010 Read More →
Women’s Fair March 5th

Women’s Fair March 5th

Celebrate International Women’s in Dublin North Inner City: Local & Global Women’s Fair On  Friday 5th March 9.45am – 12.45pm in  Pavee Point, North Great Charles St (off Mountjoy Square), Dublin 1 9.45                 Registration, Tea, Coffee, Food 10.20     Introduction and welcome                                                               The tradition of International Women’s Day Introduce Guest speaker Maureen O’Sullivan Creative inputs […]

By March 4, 2010 Read More →