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Friday, April 29, 2016

Women in Ireland deserve an independently governed National Maternity Hospital

In response to reports that the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is refusing to allow submission of the planning...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

NWCI congratulates Alice Mary Higgins on her election to Seanad Éireann

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) congratulates Alice Mary Higgins on her election to Seanad Éireann....

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gender proofing our healthcare system will improve health outcomes for all patients

Over the coming months Ireland will be examined by the UN under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Call for Papers for 1916 Hidden Histories Conference at NUI Galway and UCD

Call for papers for inter-institutional conferences taking place at NUI Galway and UCD next October as part of the arts...

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

NWCI condemns suspended sentence for woman in Northern Ireland

In response to media reports that a woman in Northern Ireland received a suspended sentence for procuring abortion pills over...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Return the records to survivors of symphysiotomy

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for the medical records of the 700 women who applied...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thanks to everyone who shared their voice at #NWCISoapbox

Our annual International Women's Day Soapbox was a special one this year, commemorating the women of 1916, and examining what...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Exploitation of women workers not the answer to the childcare crisis

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today called the childcare crisis to be a red line...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NWCI stands alongside survivors of symphysiotomy at decision to shred their medical records

NWCI has today expressed grave concern that the accessor to the symphysiotomy scheme, Maureen Harding Clark, has reaffirmed her intention...

Friday, March 04, 2016

The History of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (8th March) originated from the trade union movement in America in the early 20th century,...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Recognising and Challenging our Unconscious Bias

A new sample training pack, "Recognising and Challenging our Unconscious Bias", has been launched this month by the National Women'...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Referendum to Repeal the Eighth Amendment A Red Line Issue

The Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment, with a platform of 50 organisations, has reiterated the importance of including a referendum...

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Party leaders highlight key issues for women but radical change is needed to achieve equality for women

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) asked leaders of the main political parties in Ireland to outline...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

NWCI welcomes the introduction of paid paternity leave

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has welcomed the  introduction of two weeks’ paid paternity leave,...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Applications are now open for places on UCD’s MA Women, Gender and Society

Applications are now open for places on UCD's MA Women, Gender and Society.      ...

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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...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louise Glennon: Stories from the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis

As part of our #FemGen election campaign, and following on from the launch of our Beakthrough Manifesto for Women, NWCI...

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Gender Quotas and Internal Party Democracy: How Might Conflicts be Managed?

Gender quota legislation passed by the Irish Parliament in 2012 specifies that at least 30% of party candidates for general elections should...

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Tom Meagher: When we use the abusers voice

In our rush to push away violent men as 'other-than-us' we are often blinded to how our actions can facilitate...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Orla O’Connor: Standing Up, Speaking Out: Transforming Men’s Attitudes and Behaviours to End Violence Against Women

The stark reality of this violence has been very prominent this year with the horrendous murders of Natalie McGuinness, of...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Emer O’Toole: Creating an identity about identity

Girls like pink and boys like blue – this stereotyping starts from the moment we are born, but it gets...

International Women's Day 2016