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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...

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...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

#FemFest - thanks for an amazing day!

On the first Friday in December, we held our second annual #FemFest, a major conference with young women , which was...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

NWCI is currently recruiting for a ‘Women in Leadership’ Officer

This is an exciting time for NWCI.  Change is happening for women in Ireland and we would like you...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

We must trust women’s decisions

NWCI has today made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly highlighting the voice of our 180 member organisations in Ireland....

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Age Action and NWCI Call on TDs To Support Dáil Motion On Pension Equality

Age Action and the National Women’s Council of Ireland have urged TDs to support a motion from Deputy...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

We can’t continue to compensate women for their suffering

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the offer of compensation by Minister for Health, Simon Harris,...

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Let the Citizens’ Assembly know you support Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

The Citizens’ Assembly commenced its deliberations on 15 October 2016. The Assembly comprises of the chairperson, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, a...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lack of action will cause the pay gap to increase further

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) this morning responded to the Morgan McKinley research which shows that...

Friday, October 14, 2016

World Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Dublin in 2017

The World Congress on Women’s Mental Health is coming to Dublin next March 2017. There will be symposia and...

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fill the Gap

NWCI has launched Fill the Gap - NWCI's Pre 2017 Budget Submission on 21 September 2016. Recession and austerity have had a...

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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...

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