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Women of Concern launched in Cork

First Dublin, and now Cork! We recently launched our Women of Concern group in Cork City in the hospitality suite of the Heineken Brewery.

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Several of our group ambassadors were there including Cathy Davey, Rachel Allen and Nora Owen.

Struggles

Louise Supple, Concern’s regional director for central Africa, gave a moving presentation on the struggles faced by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This was followed by a talk from Mary Rwegasira, an equality and HIV and AIDS officer from Concern’s operation in Tanzania. Mary outlined some of the successes that Concern has had there.

In the crowd

We were also delighted to have the Lord Mayor of Cork, Dara Murphy, and his wife Tanya Murphy in attendance. Other attendees included Miss Cork Etaoin O’hAlpin, Irish race walker and World Championship silver medallist, Olive Loughnane and representatives from Network Cork, with whom we partnered for the event.