I’ve been invited to attend a policy design workshop in Dublin. Excellent initiative for shared visioning and policy framework building. This is my initial reply. Anyone identify? I’d love your comments and suggestions on this!
“I’d love to attend and know that a rural transition voice engaged in public participation is important and will benefit the discussion. That said I’m a single parent on job seekers allowance so I can no longer afford to finance my participation. I try to attend events on my weekends off.
I would need the costs of childcare and travel reimbursed. Possibly accommodation if I’m stuck. Is there a budget for expenses?
Ironically enough I’ve a policy discussion group tomorrow in Ennis on the national women’s policy consultation. This is an issue I will be strongly advocating for. We need an inclusion fund factored into all policy and visioning events. Too many women are unable to give their valuable input due to financial constraints. Family first but that leaves us unavailable to design the environment our children become adults into. ”