Latest News

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.      ...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Community Platform: Four tests for the next government

The Community Platform is a network of 28 of the main national organisations working to address poverty, social exclusion, and inequality....

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Women’s Aid extends Opening Times to become 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service

One in five women in Ireland experience domestic violence and in 2014 Women’s Aid heard over 22,000 disclosures of emotional,...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Are you a feminist and have something to say? Join us at our Special Centenary Soapbox, 12 March

Are you a feminist and think you have something to say? NWCI would like to invite members of the public...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

We must end the inhumane treatment of pregnant women and repeal the 8th Amendment

In response to media reports today highlighting the degrading and inhumane treatment of a woman who had to travel to...

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

#FemGen: NWCI calls for a sexism free general election campaign

With news that the general election will be called todayy, the National Women’s Council of Ireland is calling...

Friday, January 29, 2016

NWCI welcomes Minister for Health’s comments on abortion where the life and health of a woman is at risk

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the comments made by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar,...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NWCI welcomes first National Maternity Strategy

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the launch today of the first National Maternity Strategy 2016-2026...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

NWCI welcomes introduction of paternity leave

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has welcomed today’s memo to Cabinet paving the way...

Friday, January 22, 2016

NWCI welcomes Sinn Fein and Labour’s move to make high costs of childcare key issue for election

In response to childcare proposals put forward by Sinn Fein today and the Labour party last week, the National Women...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NWCI welcome National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence 2016-2021 to make Ireland a safer place for women and girls

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcome the launch today of the second National Strategy on Domestic,...

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

#FemGen: Make the General Election 2016 a Breakthrough Election for Women in Ireland

On Nollaig na mBan, also known as Women’s Little Christmas, the day women traditionally take off to get...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

“Hearing Women’s Voices” Report published

Why are the majority of experts and guests on radio male? And why are women allocated shorter air time than...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#FemFest - Thank you for a brilliant day

Almost 3 weeks ago we held #FemFest, a major conference with young women on body image and leadership, which was the...

What do you think?

Should there be a second free preschool year for all children?

Feminist Pledge FemFest