Empowering Women in Public Spaces

Empowering Women in Public Spaces
Join us for a panel discussion with female leaders from the policing, planning and local authority sectors.


5:00PM – 7:00PM

Pug Uglys, 21 Bedford Street, Belfast


Across the world, local authorities have begun future proofing their cities. In Ireland, much focus has been on moving away from a retail-led offer to a more multi-purpose city centre and one that embraces the night-time economy. While most might understand this direction of travel, it is not without its gendered impacts.

Join us for a panel discussion with female leaders including Belfast’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Áine Groogan, to discuss how we can empower women in public spaces.

A small finger buffet wil be served and following the event, attendees can enjoy a complimentary beverage on the Pug Uglys Parklet courtesy of LQ BID.


The Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast, Áine Groogan, is a Green Party Councillor for the Botanic Area of south Belfast since 2019 and a member and former Chair of Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee.

Elaine Crory, is a leading womens rights activist and commentator and currently works as the Womens Sector Lobbyist.

PSNI Superintendent Finola Dornan is responsible for local policing delivery across South and East Belfast, including Belfast City Centre. Creating safe spaces for women and girls is a priority for her and her wider team.

Chairperson: Allison Morris is an award winning crime correspondent and columnist with the Belfast Telegraph, specialising in politics and security.

Event Partner: Linen Quarter BID


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