International Women's Day march in Dublin to call for end to violence, racism and transphobia

Dozens of feminist groups and activists will take to the Irish capital this weekend to join the March for International Women’s Day.

An image from the 2023 International Women's Day march. It shows a large ground of people marching through the streets of Dublin holding signs and flags.
Image: @RosaSocFem via X

This Saturday, March 9, dozens of feminist, activist and campaign groups are set to walk through the streets of Dublin as part of the March for International Women’s Day 2024. 

This year’s march, according to a press release from ROSA Socialist Feminist Movement, is focused on eliminating misogyny, transphobia and racism in Ireland and around the world. 

In its press release, ROSA Socialist Feminist Movement said: “This International Women’s Day is taking place in the context of a five month long genocide in Gaza, the death toll has surpassed 30,000. This week the Israel Defence Forces shot and murdered over 100 starving Palestinians who were gathering at aid trucks, now being referred to as The Flour Massacre. 

“We march for solidarity, struggle and anti-imperialism,” continued ROSA. 

In addition to raising awareness of the ongoing violence in Gaza, ROSA claims that groups participating in this year’s March for International Women’s Day are similarly calling attention to “record high” violence against women and trans people worldwide, as well as the ongoing threat of the far right. 

“End the genocide in Gaza! Stop the far right! End gender violence! Homes & freedom from oppression for all,” continued ROSA, outlining its call to action for this year’s march. 


Those gathering for the March for International Women’s Day are set to meet at The Spire on Dublin’s O’Connell Street this Saturday, March 9, at 1pm. The march will feature visual actions, performances, and live speakers, including Fatin Al Tamimi, Vice Chairperson of Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Ruth Coppinger, a former TD and founding member of ROSA, and Ollie Bell, founder of Trans & Intersex Pride. 

Groups supporting and participating in Dublin’s March for International Women’s Day 2024 include Action for Choice, AkiDwA, IPSC, Le Cheile, National Women’s Council, ROSA Socialist Feminist Movement, Trans and Intersex Pride Dublin, and more. 


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