Since January 1999, the Millennium Project Team has been working
on behalf of the National Women's Council of Ireland on a national
research, analysis and action study - Women Mopping the New
Millennium. The project represents for NWA the largest financial
investment ever in ascertaining women's views on priority issues
(almost £400,000 of private & state funds). It has led to the six
individual reports on Health, Local Development, Violence, Work,
Education and Poverty, plus this Executive Summary.
The Millennium Project also, just as importantly, has contributed
to the building of the capacity of Irish women activists and their
groups by upskilling 118 women as facilitators in participatory
learning and research skills and data collection. Thus, when the
Project finished, it left behind a legacy of skills which can be used
and built upon by women in their own local community. The
investment has led to the support of women activists and
women's activism: it repre...