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Hard work and commitment needed to smash concrete ceiling

Published: Monday, November 24, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the Equality Tribunal ruling in the case of Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington and says the ruling needs to prompt a conversation around changing predominantly male corporate culture. Orla O&rsquo...

NWCI Are hiring a Head of Development and Membership

Published: Monday, November 24, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality between women and men. We represent 180 member groups as well as a wide range of individual members from a diversity of...

Safety and justice need to be at the heart of a thorough review into how violence against women is investigated

Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) have responded with great concern to the publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report. NWCI have said that even a cursory glance at the findings has shown a glaring need for a thorough...

NWCI Meeting Room Hire

Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Only a five minute walk from the Luas, in the heart of Smithfield, NWCI offers professional and affordable meeting room facilities. Our self-contained room is versatile, quiet and can accommodate up to forty people comfortably. Our room is available ...

A space and a voice for all women: NWCI providing central space for Feminist change in Ireland

Published: Monday, November 10, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland’s new offices were today officially opened by Minister for Justice and Equality and former NWCI Chair, Frances Fitzgerald. The opening was a celebration of the strength of feminism in Ireland, forty-one...

NWCI stands alongside survivors of symphysiotomy in their search for truth and justice

Published: Friday, November 07, 2014

National Women’s Council of Ireland today added their voice of support for Survivors of Symphysiotomy in their search for redress and justice. The government this morning announced an unjust redress scheme for symphysiotomy survivors The time limits being...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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