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Women out in force for Strike4Repeal event in Kilkenny

Women out in force for Strike4Repeal event in Kilkenny

Women across the country are campaigning for equal rights today to mark International Women's Day.

Activists 'Strike 4 Repeal' staged several events, including one happening now in Kilkenny, urging women to wear black to work and organise lunchtime walkouts.

They're striking to highlight the lack of abortion provision here.

Adrienne Wallace from People Before spoke to Beat News at the event.

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"Get out and join us and help us. This is very important.Β This is women's rights. This is about taking the future back and making it one that we can all be proud of", she said.

Ms. Wallace also urged as many people as possible to take part in today'sΒ events, even if they can't be there in person.

"If you can't get out to us, come out on your lunch break if you can't get the day off work. Strike, wear black and just talk about it; talk abortion in the places you might not usually have these conversations because that is where change starts. It starts with the ordinary people."

Meanwhile, the Pro Life Campaign are holding awareness event outside the Central Bank on Dame Street at 1.15pm.

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They say today should be a day for making space to listen to the voices of women from different perspectives.

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