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We need a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment now

Published: Monday, August 18, 2014

In response to the distressing case highlighted by the Independent and the Sunday Times newspapers, National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today repeated its calls for an immediate referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment. Rachel Doyle, Head of...

Ireland falls behind as 36 countries sign ground-breaking convention to protect women from violence

Published: Friday, August 01, 2014

Today, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence will become an active legal instrument, having achieved – and surpassed – the number of State ratifications required to bring it into force. Of...

‘Women and Men in Ireland’

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 Today’s publication of the annual CSO Women and Men in Ireland Report has been welcomed by the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI). “The annual Women and Men in Ireland Report is an...

Women’s experience of precarious work should be high on agenda for new Low-Pay Commission

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland host Discussion, Performance and Exhibition on Challenges facing Women in Work at EU House – July 16th “Women’s experience of precarious work should be high on the agenda for the...

NWCI concerned about the absence of female Junior Ministers

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), is very concerned about the Government’s commitment to the successful implementation of the gender quotas at the next General Election. NWCI have questioned the Taoiseach’s commitment to...

Have your say on Mother & Baby Home Investigation

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The terms of reference for the investigation into Mother and Baby Homes are due to be published this Thursday July 17th.  We urge you to contact your local TD’s entire calling for the inclusion of Magdalene Laundries,...

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

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014

NWCI are delighted to share the news that we have 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 own place. This new...

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...

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