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Friday, March 24, 2017

Ireland bottom of the European league when it comes to paid maternity leave

A report today by the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the umbrella organisation of Britain's trade unions, found that Ireland...

Friday, March 10, 2017

Dublin Declaration on reproductive rights unveiled at NWCI event to mark International Women’s Day

This International Women's Day 2017, NWCI hosted a special celebration focusing on the rights of women in relation to mental...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Dublin Declaration’ on reproductive rights presented at Global Women’s Mental Health Conference in Dublin

This International Women's Day 2017, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) hosted a special celebration focusing on...

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Out of Silence - Minister McEntee to launch first ever film on women’s mental health in Ireland produced by NWCI

“There’s an expectation that women are more comfortable discussing their feelings. I never did that.” Grace ...

Monday, March 06, 2017

Opportunity for Ireland to lead the way on Women’s Mental Health

• Depression and anxiety are more than twice as prevalent amongst women than men.  • 1 in 5 women experience some...

Sunday, March 05, 2017

All women’s choices in pregnancy must be supported - NWCI outlines recommendations to Citizen’s AssemblyAll women’s choices in pregnancy must be suppo

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today presented to the Citizen’s Assembly, highlighting the reasons...

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NWCI welcomes recognition of Traveller ethnicity

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today welcomed the official recognition of ethnic status for the...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Welcome to eight new NWCI group members

We have had a great start to the year with a record of eight groups joining NWCI since the start...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We need the appropriate resources and political will to restore and advance women’s rights and equality in Ireland.

I thank the Committee for the opportunity to deliver this joint statement, on behalf of the National Women’s...

Monday, February 13, 2017

NWCI addresses CEDAW Committee in Geneva on Ireland’s record on women’s rights

For the first time in over a decade, Ireland is being examined under the Convention on the Elimination of all...

Monday, February 13, 2017

Government to be examined by the UN on women’s rights

For the first time in ten years, the Irish Government will be examined by the United Nations, under the Convention...

Friday, February 03, 2017

NWCI welcomes publication of new Domestic Violence Bill

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the publication of the Domestic Violence Bill, which will pave...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Irish Government’s record on women’s rights under the UN microscope

Ireland’s record on the protection and promotion of women’s rights will be under the microscope of...

Friday, January 06, 2017

What do you want for women by 2020?

On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally men take over care duties, and women celebrate their Christmas, the National...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NWCI welcomes the Domestic Violence Bill, but says it fails to meet the extent of the problem

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomed the Domestic Violence Bill before Cabinet today, which will pave...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Feminist Reflections: Sadhbh Walshe - What Would Rosie Do?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs commemorating the women of 1916. ...

Monday, September 05, 2016

Reporting on men’s violence against women matters

The horrific murders of Clodagh Hawe and her children have brought devastation to her family, friends and the community in...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Noreen Byrne: Time for a Coalition of the Belligerent to usher in the values of the 1916 Proclamation

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Claire McGettrick: Spare a thought for those who suffered most for the sake of an idyllic image of Ireland

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mari Steed: We ‘Banished Babies’ remain the last piece of dirty carpet to be examined

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sophie Kane: In 2016, Ireland can no longer ignore us

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Claragh Lucey: Barriers still exist for young women in leadership

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aoife Kelly: “A woman’s place is in the revolution.”

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vicky Kavanagh: Don’t make us fight another 100 years to end violence against women

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Orla O’Connor: 100 years after 1916, what are we celebrating?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate?  This Easter Sunday, it is critical that we recognise and celebrate...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Enda Kenny, Fine Gael: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Joan Burton, The Labour Party: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Out of Silence: Women’s Mental Health in Ireland