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NWCI in Longford to discuss putting women at the centre of local government planning

Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today held a meeting with women's organisations from across the Midlands region, to explore women’s representation in local government. Niamh Allen, Head of Membership Development at NWCI said, ...

Ireland once again shamed on women’s human rights record

Published: Monday, June 22, 2015

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the concluding observations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and called on the government to act immediately to vindicate the rights of women living...

AkiDwA are looking for a Migrant Health Officer

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Organisation Overview: Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood) is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women to address isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence that the...

Northern Ireland criminalises the purchase of sex

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Northern Ireland Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015 to criminalise the purchase of sex came into force on Monday 1 June 2015. Northern Ireland follows Canada, Sweden, Norway and Iceland in introducing a law designed to punish the client without criminalising those involved...

Women and Smoking

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

On 29 May the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) launched their report We Can Quit which highlights an innovative smoking cessation project with women in the Blanchardstown area with very good results. NWCI were delighted to attend teh launch. More women in...

NWCI calls for a new childcare model

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

At the Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, NWCI called on the Government to invest in long term, sustainable childcare solutions.  The cost of childcare continues to act as a significant barrier to women&rsquo...

NWCI calls for a repeal of the 8th Amendment

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)  welcomed the momentus landslide victory for marriage equality, and called on the government to build on the movement for equality by naming a date for a repeal of the 8th amendment....

NWCI call for urgent action to implement HIQA recommendations

Published: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomed the recommendations of the HIQA report into Portlaoise hospital but cautioned that urgent action is needed to ensure the recommendations are fully implemented.  Ireland needs a maternity system that listens...

NWCI welcomes monumental solidarity for equality and calls for a date for a referendum to repeal the 8th amendment

Published: Monday, May 25, 2015

The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the momentus landslide victory for marriage equality, and called on the government to build on the movement for equality by naming a date for a repeal of the 8th amendment. ...

NWCI Members - Don’t Miss Out 40% Off Tickets for InspireFest!

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015

NWCI Members, Don't Miss Out on Limited Offer! 40% off Tickets for InspireFest - Dublin’s International Tech & Science Diversity Conference June 18th-19th featuring a 70% female speaker line-up. InspireFest is a unique two-day event where leading international...

Women4Yes: NWCI are calling for a yes vote in the forthcoming Referendum on Civil Marriage Equality

Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

What the Referendum on Civil Marriage Equality is about This referendum is about equality in Civil Marriage.  It proposes to add to the Constitution a declaration that; "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without...

NWCI call for urgent action on HIQA recommendations

Published: Monday, May 11, 2015

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the recommendations of the HIQA report into Portlaoise hospital but cautioned that urgent action is needed to ensure the recommendations are fully implemented. Jacqueline Healy, Health and Human Rights...

A new childcare model is long overdue

Published: Thursday, May 07, 2015

At the Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called on the Government to invest in long term, sustainable childcare solutions. Orla O’Connor, Director of...

Women say YES to Marriage Equality

Published: Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Women from all walks of life came together at the press conference “Women4Yes” today, led by the National Women’s Council of Ireland,  to promote a yes vote in the upcoming Marriage Equality referendum. Orla...

The government is currently conducting consultation in two areas; childcare and pensions

Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The government is currently conducting consultation in two areas Childcare Public Consultation on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education: Views from the Early Years Sector. To make a consultation, see here. Pensions The Government recently announced...

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