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Fundit! Counter Culture

Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Those of you who came to the opening of NWCI's new home, or who attended our seminar on representations of women's work last July will be familar with Katie O'Kelly's solo show COUNTER CULTURE. COUNTER CULTURE...

Tackling the childcare crisis requires more than extended parental leave

Published: Tuesday, April 07, 2015

In response to media reports that the Government is considering proposals to introduce paternity leave and to lengthen parental leave to one year, NWCI today welcomed the proposals but highlighted that any new leave entitlement would need to be paid...

Low pay and precarious work create income crisis for women in Ireland

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

The National Women’s Council of Ireland today responded to the Nevin Economic Research Institute’s (NERI) latest quarterly economic bulletin which highlighted that 60 % of low paid workers are women. Alice-Mary Higgins, Policy Officer with NWCI stated, &ldquo...

NWCI in New York for the Beijing+20 Commission on the Status of Women

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

The UN Commission on the Status of Women meet each year at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  This year, NWCI joined representatives from Member States, International Organisations and civil society across the world for a special 59th...

NWCI at the ICTU’s Women’s Seminar in Belfast

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Membership Development Officer, Eilis Ni Chaithnia, attended the 2015 ICTU’s Women’s Seminar in Belfast on 5 and 6 March. The seminar was a great opportunity to explore a myriad of equality issues that impact on women’s...

A Woman’s Place is in the World - Beijing+20 Conference

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Over 300 people took part in "A Woman's Place is in the World", the joint NWCI and IHREC conference in Dublin Castle.  The conference, on women's human rights, heard from President Michael D. Higgins, Mary Robinson, former President...

NWCI votes YES for Marriage Equality!

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NWCI votes YES for Marriage Equality! NWCI is eager to play our part in securing a YES vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum. Along with Moninne Griffith, NWCI’s chairperson and head of Marriage Equality, we are inviting our...

NWCI launch Better Boards, Better Business, Better Society

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In the lead up to International Women's Day, NWCI launched our latest publication "Better Boards, Better Business, Better Society." Renowned Icelandic woman entrepreneur, Halla Tomasdottir launched the new National Women’s Council of Ireland handbook, which aims increase...

Thank you to everyone who took part in #NWCISoapbox

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in #NWCISoapbox, by speaking on the Soapbox, coming to Central Bank to hear the speeches or by joining the conversation around what women want online.  We had a great day,...

Future Voices - Youth:Elect

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As a result of the work that Future Voices does with marginalised young people, they have seen how disenfranchised and disengaged young people are with the political process. Young people are not engaging because there is very little for them...

Challenging the status quo with sportswomen.ie

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Media coverage of women's sport is about 4-7%, depending on which report you give most weight to, yet the demand for media coverage is far greater. After being part of the Irish National Hockey team for 10 years, Sharon Hutchinson...

NWCI Gender Matters Regional Workshops

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Over the last month NWCI in conjunction with the HSE has been holding regional workshops to hear and document the experiences of accessing health services from women and men including transgender people. There was great participation and a wide diversity...

NWCI to attend 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NWCI will attend the 6th World Congress on Women’s Mental Health (WCWMH) that takes place in Tokyo from March 22 to 25. This year the theme is Trauma, Depression and Resilience.  It will cover areas such as sexual and...

A Woman’s Place is in the World! Resources from the Beijing+20 conference

Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015

On this page we have collated some speeches and resources from the Beijing+20 conference in Dublin Castle, 20 February 2015 Speeches   Women's Rights: One of the great ethical Issues of our Time President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins  Beijing+20:...

No place for sexism in the next General Election

Published: Sunday, March 08, 2015

NWCI expresses serious concern at the comments by Cllr. Tony Brabazon on female candidates in the next General Election in his article in the Northside People and reported on in today's Sunday Independent. Orla O'Connor, Director of the...

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