Our aim is to promote social justice both locally and globally, using interdisciplinary, feminist and egalitarian approaches to learning.
Postgraduate programmes in Equality Studies and Women's Studies, Undergraduate modules in the UCD Horizons programme, Outreach and Continuing Professional Development programmes in Equality Studies and Women's Studies, a dynamic, interdisciplinary research programme.
We also host UCD’s Egalitarian World Initiative, a network of over 100 scholars from across the university who are working on social justice issues.
Our interdisciplinary programmes cover a wide range of equality, feminist, human rights and global justice issues. Our programmes are flexible. To facilitate part-time students, many classes are offered in the evening. There are progression routes from one qualification to the next. Our graduates can be found working in every sector. They include government ministers, community activists, home carers, educators, artists, health care professionals, farmers, police, civil servants and journalists
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) recently made a grant of €100,000 for a documentary on Cumann na mBan, commemorating the centenary of the founding of that association. This one-hour special is being made in association with Genefile and TG4 with Dr Mary McAuliffe of UCD Women’s Studies as historical consultant, script-writer and co-producer.
This initiative of the graduate students of the school has an overall ambition to take stock of the role of research and activism in achieving social justice in Ireland over recent decades, and to point the way to future challenges and opportunities to create a more socially just and egalitarian Ireland. In the run up to the 25th anniversary of Equality Studies and Women’s Studies in UCD (and the 10th anniversary of the formation of the School of Social Justice) this conference is being organised to bring together a broad range of people and organisations working against injustice through their research and activism.