A cafe conversation style workshop will take place at PRONI (Public Records Office NI) in Belfast on March 24, exploring the issue of suffrage in relation to gender, citizenship and democracy.

Jointly organised by PRONI, Community Relations Council and the Ethical and Shared Remembering project, this event is aimed at community group members and facilitators.  

Using evidence from historic documents at PRONI, this workshop will consider how far we have come in terms of democracy, what suffrage means and what factors influence who has the right to vote and how we use that right.

How we explore the successes and challenges of the past can help to further the conversation on moving forwards and how to creatively engage society with this debate.

This event is free to attend although spaces are limited. To book you place, contact PRONI on tel: 028 9053 4800 or email: proni@dcalni.gov.uk

A tour of the PRONI building and an introductory workshop on how to use the records will also be available after the workshop.

Event Details


2 Titanic Boulevard


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:30

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Workshop: 'Stand Up and Be Counted; 'Does ‘having the right to vote’ and ‘democracy’ mean the same thing?'