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We’re moving! Help us name our new home.

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014

NWCI are delighted to share the news that we will shortly be moving to a new premises in Smithfield and are seeking a name for our new home. Thanks to generous funding, we have been able to finally purchase our...

Video - Why We Still Need Feminism - Thoughts form our members and supporters

Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Just a few snippets from our recent 'So Tell Me Why We Still Need Feminism' event where the guests took the opportunity to write down exactly whey they personally think we still need feminism. The last one is our favourite ...

Alliance of NGOs calls for International Best Practice and Inclusion of Magdalene Laundries in Investigation

Published: Friday, June 13, 2014

Four social justice organisations are calling on the Government to meet international best practice requirements in the proposed ‘Commission of Investigation’ and are urging the inclusion of the Magdalene Laundries and County Homes together with all Mother and...

NWCI welcomes Minister Flanagan’s statement on a Commission of Inquiry with full statutory powers

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomes Minister Flanagan’s statement that a full Commission of Inquiry will be established to deal with the abusive practices which occurred in Mother and Baby Homes. Rachel Doyle, Head...

NWCI calls for a fully independent judicial inquiry into abusive practices in Mother and Baby Homes

Published: Monday, June 09, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called on the government to initiate a fully independent judicial inquiry into the care system in mother and baby homes, the extremely high infant mortality rates and the burial of children...

Sexual violence services must be restored to sustainable levels

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today condemned the temporary closure of Mid-West Rape Crisis centre and said that amid huge demand, sexual violence services must be restored to sustainable levels. Orla O’Connor, Director of National...

Text STEP to 50300 to donate €2

Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014

  Our Support The Equality Plan (STEP) text fundraiser is being run to help generate funds for our 'Women Rising' campaign.  For far too long Ireland has been known for the lack of gender equality in its political decision...

It’s time to make childcare affordable for all

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland welcomes today’s news that Minister Frances Fitzgerald will, this year, facilitate a review of state investment to support parents who need childcare. Orla O’Connor, Director of National Women&rsquo...

WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE? BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY – BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE? BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT FOR WOMEN’S EQUALITY – BECOME A MEMBER TODAY     Would you like to help make important changes in the lives of women and girls? Do you seek...

Thanks to all our supporters at the end of a significant 2013!

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013

As we come to the end of 2013 we wanted to share with you some of successes for women that have been achieved by NWCI and all of our supporters in our campaign for women's equality. 2013 has been a significant...

Alliance from across Irish Society calls for Justice for Bethany Home Survivors

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dear Editor, We the undersigned are writing to you to express our deep concern at the situation of the survivors of the Bethany Home, Rathgar, Dublin.  We are aware that Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Minister of State Kathleen...

“Violence Against Women: An Issue of Gender,” Minister Frances Fitzgerald launches new publication.

Published: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

At the launch and publication of “Violence Against Women: An Issue of Gender: Highlighting the Role of Gender in Analysis and Response” today, the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, chaired by National Women’s Council of...

Survey further highlights need for investment in Early Years Strategy

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Following the confirmation in the Irish Independent/ Today FM Behaviour and Attitudes Survey  that one in four couples feel they are too poor to start a family, National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is renewing calls for...

NWCI AGM: So, Tell Me Why We Still Need Feminism?

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM, or who participated in the conversation online! It was really great to see so many people there with 17 motions passed, a new Executive Board elected and a lively and thought provoking...

Cavan Crystal Hotel Supports NWCI AGM

Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cavan Crystal Hotel provides 4 star luxury accommodation and excellent conference facilities on the outskirts of Cavan town. One of the finest hotels in Cavan, this hotel is very much contemporary at first glance, but traditional in its sense of warmth...

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