Useful Web Links
Barnardos Ireland - http://www.barnardos.ie/
Barnardos supports children whose well-being is under threat, by working with them, their families and communities and by campaigning for the rights of children.
Central Statistics Office - http://www.cso.ie/
The website has become one of the main information dissemination vehicles for the Office.
Community Sector Employers’ Forum - http://www.csef.ie
The CSEF is a national organisation of community organisations which employ staff. The purpose of the CSEF is to improve the quality of employment in the community sector by developing a strong employers' voice which can make representation to government and engage with other employer bodies and trade unions and by providing advice and support to employers on employment law and good practice
COSC / National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - http://www.cosc.ie/
Cosc is an Irish word and means "to stop" or "to prevent". Cosc was established in June 2007 with the key responsibility to ensure the delivery of a well co-ordinated "whole of government" response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.
Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform - http://www.justice.ie/
Our collective mission is to help make Ireland a safer and fairer place in which to live and work, visit and do business.
Department of Social and Family Affairs - http://www.welfare.ie/
Our mission is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families.
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre - http://www.drcc.ie/
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre was established in 1979 and is a national organisation offering a wide range of services to women and men who are affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse.
Equality and Rights Alliance - http://www.eracampaign.org/
The Equality & Rights Alliance (ERA) was established in August 2008 following reports of a merger of five State bodies, including equality and human rights bodies.
European Women’s Lobby - http://www.womenlobby.org/
The European Women's Lobby (EWL) is the largest umbrella organisations of women's associations in the European Union (EU). The EWL Secretariat is based in Brussels, but EWL has member organisations in all 27 Member States of the EU and in 3 candidate countries.
Hannas House - http://www.hannashouse.ieHanna’s House vision is to create a home for an active feminist community in Ireland, working for a non-violent, just society that embraces diversity. This unique space for women’s groups and feminist activists will provide opportunities for women to develop and promote radical changes for equality and justice
Immigrant Council of Ireland - http://www.immigrantcouncil.ie/
The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) is a national, independent non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of migrants through information, legal advice, advocacy, lobbying, research and training work. The ICI is also an Independent Law Centre
Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Equality Pages) - http://www.ictu.ie/equality/
The promotion of human rights, equality and diversity is a fundamental principle of trade unionism and part of our daily struggle for freedom, equality and justice for all. Congress believes in equal rights for all workers and is committed to combating all forms of discrimination and promoting equality within workplaces and our trade unions. It is widely recognised that the workplace is a strategic entry point to free society from discrimination and so Congress places great emphasis on supporting our affiliate trade unions in representing the interests of a very diverse membership.
Justice for Magdalene's - http://www.magdalenelaundries.com/
Justice for Magdalenes seeks to promote and represent the interests of the Magdalene women, to respectfully promote equality and seek justice for the women formerly incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries and to seek the establishment and improvements of support as well as advisory and re-integration services provided for survivors.
Labour Women - http://www.labour.ie/women
Labour Women campaigns actively to increase women's political representation.
MarriagEquality - http://www.marriagequality.ie/
Marriage equality is about giving equal rights to marriage for lesbian and gay couples on the basis that lesbian and gay people and heterosexual people are equal in the law
Migrant Rights Centre - http://www.mrci.ie/
The MRCI is a national organisation concerned with the rights of migrant workers and their families
National Disability Authority - http://www.nda.ie/
NDA is the lead state agency on disability issues and universal design, providing independent expert advice to the Government on policy and practice.
Observatory on Violence Against Women - http://www.epacvaw.org/
The European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women (EPAC VAW) is an NGO working to achieve equality between women and men through the elimination of all forms of male violence against women.
Older and Bolder Campaign - http://www.olderandbolder.ie/
Older & Bolder began when five NGOs came together in late 2006 to call for a commitment to the development of a national strategy on ageing.
One Family - http://www.onefamily.ie/
One Family is a leading national organisation for one-parent families in Ireland.
Rape Crisis Network Ireland - http://www.rcni.ie/
Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is the national representative body for Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland.
Ruhama Women’s Project - http://www.ruhama.ie/
Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO which works with women involved in prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation, including women who are victims of sex trafficking.
Safe Ireland - http://www.safeireland.ie/
The two integral parts of SAFE IRELAND's service to its members are support and representation
The Poor Can’t Pay Campaign - http://www.thepoorcantpay.ie/
The Poor Can't Pay is a civil society campaign that believes those earning the minimum wage or living on social welfare are not responsible for our present economic crisis
Women's Views on News - http://alisonclarke.typepad.com/womens_news/
WomensViewsOnNews.org is an online women's news service that provides stories about women that have appeared in a variety of news outlets. Our aim is to attract writers from around the world who file news stories which are either about women, or which specifically focus on a woman's experience of that breaking news story. We're also interested in publishing comment pieces about current news stories, so if you have an opinion and want to voice it, now's your chance .
Women’s Aid - http://www.womensaid.ie/
Women's Aid has been working to address the issue of domestic violence in Ireland for more than 30 years.