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Friday, August 11, 2017

Domestic Violence should be treated as a criminal offence

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the United Nations Committee Against Torture’s (UNCAT)...

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Apology does not address sexist and misogynistic language

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today said the apology in the Sunday Times, in response to...

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stronger Action Needed from Government to Reduce Gender Gaps in Companies in Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland today (24.07.17) called for stronger action from Government to reduce gender gaps in...

Monday, July 10, 2017

Call for equality for women in the pension system - NWCI workshops

NWCI has organised a series of workshops on pension equality in Cork and Kerry working with our members and key...

Friday, July 07, 2017

We are recruiting for a Communications Assistant

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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

NWCI welcomes strong mandate for the Special Oireachtas Committee to repeal the Eighth Amendment

NWCI has welcomed the Citizens Assembly report on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. In particular, NWCI welcomes the clear...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Budget 2018 a real opportunity for An Taoiseach Varadkar to show his commitment to women’s equality

At the National Economic Dialogue, 27- 28 June 2017, NWCI called on the Government to use Budget 2018 as an opportunity to showcase...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Oireachtas Committee must put women at the centre of their discussions on the Eighth Amendment

Ahead of the first meeting of the Special Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, the National...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Cabinet, same old gender imbalance

Speaking following the announcement of the Ministers of State, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) expressed its...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ireland is ready for changing its abortions laws

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the ruling of the UN Human Rights Committee in...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sectioning of a young girl described as “concerning” by National Women’s Council of Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) described reports in the Irish Times of a girl who was...

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ellen O’Malley Dunlop elected as new NWCI Chairperson

We are delighted to announce the election of Ellen O’Malley Dunlop as our new Chairperson at our AGM...

Friday, June 09, 2017

NWCI announces Ellen O’Malley Dunlop as the newly elected Chairperson

NWCI is delighted to announce the election of Ellen O’Malley Dunlop as our new Chairperson. Ellen is a...

Friday, June 09, 2017

NWCI gives first ever Awards for Outstanding Feminist Leadership and the NWCI Solidarity Award

We have given the first ever NWCI Award for Outstanding Feminist Leadership to feminist activist and social justice campaigner, Gr...

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Gráinne Healy to receive first ever NWCI Award for Outstanding Feminist Leadership

As the new leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar, sets out his policy agenda, women and men from across Ireland...

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Women working in Equality - Meet Therese Murphy from EIGE

Meet Therese Murphy, former NWCI Chairwoman, now Head of Operations at EIGE, the European Institute for Gender Equality! Therese talks...

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...

Out of Silence: Women’s Mental Health in Ireland