Senator Ivana Bacik, LLB, LLM (Lond), BL, FTCD, is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin, a Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, and a barrister.
She is a Labour Party Senator for Dublin University (elected 2007, and re-elected 2011 and again in 2016), and was Deputy Leader of Seanad Eireann 2011-16. Ivana has written and published extensively on criminal law, criminology, human rights, constitutional law and related matters, and has a long track record of campaigning on civil liberties, penal reform and feminist issues.
She was Editor of the Irish Criminal Law Journal from 1997-2003 and co-authored a major report on gender discrimination in the legal professions in Ireland (Gender InJustice, 2003). Her other publications include Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Ireland into the Twenty-First Century (O’Brien Press, 2004); and she is co-editor (with Mary Rogan) of Legal Cases that Changed Ireland (Clarus Press, 2016).
Do you dream about changing the world? In charity fundraising we have the chance to do that every day – and we do it by telling stories, inspiring supporters, and campaigning for a better future. But let’s not kid ourselves. We work in a challenging sector and it can be hard sometimes to remember the difference we make.
Ivana Bacik, Sean Farell, Karen Ingala Smith, Simone Joyaux and Abi Wilkinson are all helping to change the world we live in – through politics, campaigning, activism and writing. Join them to discuss how we encourage grit and persistence in the non-profit sector, as we take time to listen to each other’s stories, celebrate our successes and fight harder for a better world.