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Monday, April 16, 2018

Data collection and analysis around domestic and sexual violence is at crisis point in Ireland

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed concern over reports that the Gardai have been overstating...

Monday, April 09, 2018

Amplifying the voices of women in rural communities

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is inviting members and friends to join them at a meeting...

Friday, April 06, 2018

The Female Face of Homelessness

Alarming rise in the number of homeless women and children must be addressed On the eve of the National Day...

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

NWCI renews calls for mandatory gender pay gap reporting

As UK companies report on their gender pay gap, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today renewed...

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

MA and Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies: Applications open

Applications for Postgraduate places on the MA and Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies for September 2018 at University College Dublin are...

Monday, April 02, 2018

NWCI welcomes commitment to review of prosecution process

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s commitment...

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Women’s Fund: Open for Applications

Established by The Community Foundation for Ireland in 2010, The Women’s Fund for Ireland is a long-term philanthropic fund....

Monday, March 26, 2018

NWCI welcomes widening of access to free contraception

NWCI welcomes widening of access to free contraception It is anticipated that following tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting, the Government...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Together For Yes Press release: Deep concern over Liverpool clinic decision to scale back FFA servic

Together for Yes, the national people’s campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment, has highlighted its deep concern at...

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Campaign urges people to remember 170,000 women who have travelled to the UK for abortion since 1983

Together for Yes, the national campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment, today urged people to remember that at least 170,000 women...

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Referendum bill is historic step on road to safe, regulated abortion care

The decision by Cabinet to hold a referendum on the Eighth Amendment is a critical step forward on the road...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

NWCI responds to the appearance of Garda Síochana Analysis Unit at the Joint Oireachtas Committee

NWCI responds to the appearance of the Garda Síochana Analysis Unit at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

#IWD2018: NWCI launches ‘It Stops Now’ website to tackle Sexual Violence + Harassment at Third Level

Ahead of International Women’s Day, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) launched the ‘It...

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Supreme Court ruling provides ‘certainty & clarity’ for plans to hold referendum

The three organisations leading the broad-based national civil society campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Irish Constitution today...

Thursday, March 01, 2018

As transport and travel services are cancelled and curtailed, it emphasises why we must remove the E

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today said that as transport and travel services are cancelled...

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Friday, February 02, 2018

Women in Craft Apprenticeships

We met Laura and Ashleigh, two Apprentice Electricians with ESB at a recent event organised by Solas and the ETBI...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Highlights from the Gov Led Symposium on Gender Pay Gap Jan 10th

Making changes to the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland is gaining serious momentum. Narrowing and eliminating the GPG has huge...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Women working in Equality, Technology & Community Education - Meet Sonya Doherty from An Cosán!

Meet Sonya Doherty, a graduate of An Cosán’s Technology courses, who is now working with An...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Getting More Women on Board

The question of getting more women on boards in Ireland is a long-debated discussion, which, in 2015, resulted in the National...

Friday, May 12, 2017

Women working in Equality - Meet Therese Murphy from EIGE

Meet Therese Murphy, former NWCI Chairwoman, now Head of Operations at EIGE, the European Institute for Gender Equality! Therese talks...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Feminist Reflections: Sadhbh Walshe - What Would Rosie Do?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs commemorating the women of 1916. ...

Monday, September 05, 2016

Reporting on men’s violence against women matters

The horrific murders of Clodagh Hawe and her children have brought devastation to her family, friends and the community in...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Noreen Byrne: Time for a Coalition of the Belligerent to usher in the values of the 1916 Proclamation

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Claire McGettrick: Spare a thought for those who suffered most for the sake of an idyllic image of Ireland

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mari Steed: We ‘Banished Babies’ remain the last piece of dirty carpet to be examined

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sophie Kane: In 2016, Ireland can no longer ignore us

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Claragh Lucey: Barriers still exist for young women in leadership

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aoife Kelly: “A woman’s place is in the revolution.”

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vicky Kavanagh: Don’t make us fight another 100 years to end violence against women

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Orla O’Connor: 100 years after 1916, what are we celebrating?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate?  This Easter Sunday, it is critical that we recognise and celebrate...

Out of Silence: Women’s Mental Health in Ireland