Name/TitleZine/poster: Vote for Women
About this object'Vote for Women' zine, designed to be unfolded to turn it into a poster or protest sign bearing a 'VOTE for WOMEN' slogan in bright pink lettering. Inside, the introduction states: "In 1918, a group of Irish women, led by Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, changed the course of history when they successfully won the female vote. This project reimagines the suffragettes' Votes for Women slogan as Vote for Women, giving it a new meaning in 2018. This year, the Government of Ireland will hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment. It's been 100 years since women got the vote in Ireland. 100 years later, we must use it to Vote for Women." The rest of the zine provides information about the 8th Amendment and the voting register. Acquired by donor from Temple Bar, Dublin.
Place MadeIreland, Dublin
Medium and MaterialsOrganic, paper
MeasurementsH: 210 x W: 148 mm (folded)
H: 420 x W: 297 mm (unfolded)
Subject and Association KeywordsRepeal the 8th Amendment
Subject and Association KeywordsWomen's healthcare
Subject and Association KeywordsZines
Subject and Association KeywordsWomen's suffrage
Subject and Association Descriptionhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment_of_the_Constitution_of_Ireland:
The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution Act 1983 was an amendment to the Constitution of Ireland which inserted a subsection recognising the equal right to life of the pregnant woman and the unborn. Abortion had been subject to criminal penalty in Ireland since at least 1861; the amendment ensured that legislation or judicial interpretation would be restricted to allowing abortion in circumstances where the life of a pregnant woman was at risk. It was approved by referendum on 7 September 1983 and signed into law on 7 October 1983. In 2018, it was repealed by referendum.
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