Amplifying Voices, Ensuring Dignity at Work

This is a paper presented to the MA Cultural Policy and Arts Management at UCD in November 2017, on foot of allegations of sexual harassment and bullying in the arts, theatre and a range of other sectors, and the publication of the Amplify Women toolkit. Firstly, I’d like to thank Emily, Annette and Pat for inviting me to talk to you this morning. I’ve prepared a short paper rather than a presentation as I’m hoping I can share some useful, connected insights from a few perspectives. As mentioned, I’ve been working with the arts community – including the Abbey Theatre – on the issue of gender equality and diversity – this year. I’m graduating next week from a sister institution, the Institu

The Amplify Women Toolkit Irish Times Women's Podcast

In response to the revelations of harassment in Irish theatre, the #MeToo and #IrishWeinstein hashtags, Amplify Women, an umbrella group that represents, works with or carries out research about women working in the cultural and media industries, has produced a toolkit for dealing with harassment and bullying in the workplace. Olwen Dawe, Sarah Durcan, Karan O’Loughlin and Sarah Kieran have all been involved in creating the toolkit over the past year and they spoke to Róisín Ingle all about it. Listen back here. You can read and download the toolkit here.

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