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Man Up

Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Most men celebrate and respect women – they don’t control them. Good men protect and care for children. Today men are proudly standing up and declaring zero tolerance on domestic violence of any kind. It’s time...

National Women’s Council of Ireland Statement on Mairia Cahill and survivors of sexual violence

Published: Monday, October 20, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) support Mairia Cahill and commend her bravery in sharing her story. We support  Mairia, and all victims of rape and sexual assault in their search for justice. Mairia Cahill’s...

Small steps on child benefit but need for long term investment in childcare

Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While welcoming some measures in Budget 2015, National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today raised concerns around the lack of long term, sustainable childcare investment. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “NWCI welcomes the €5 increase...

Invitation to Tender for Video “Advancing Women in Decision Making - addressing gender bias”

Published: Monday, October 13, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) are inviting tenders to produce a new video which will be used as a tool to assist human resources and training units to; address gender bias and contribute to achieve a greater...

Report highlights urgent need to address growing income inequality between women and men

Published: Friday, October 03, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland strongly welcomes the report by by the ESRI and the equality authority ‘The Gender Impact of Tax and Benefit Changes : A Microsimulation Approach’ which highlights the greater loss of income for...

Text VESSEL to 50300

Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014

The 8th Amendment has proven to place women’s lives in danger, and to be a source of discrimination against women in Ireland. Giving the same status and rights to a woman and a foetus continuously puts women&rsquo...

NWCI are currently recruiting for the following positions

Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality between women and men, founded in 1973. We represent our membership which includes 160 member groups as well as a wide range of...

Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment: We need an immediate referendum

Published: Monday, September 08, 2014

Last October, twelve women's and civil society organisations released a joint statement highlighting the detrimental impact that Article 40.3.3 has had on women in Ireland, and calling for its repeal. Shortly afterwards, the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment was...

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,...

NWCI have a new home!

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014

NWCI are delighted to share the news that we have a new premises in Smithfield You can find us at 100 North King Street - with our new purple door you can't miss us! Please see the map below to...

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