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Thursday, February 02, 2023

NWC: abortion review findings must be published without delay

With one week to go to the submission of the abortion review, the National Women’s Council (NWC) says...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Ahead of Ashling Murphy anniversary, NWC calls for urgent action on femicide 

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has said that violence against women is epidemic and that government must take...

Monday, January 09, 2023

SPHE must be made mandatory to tackle gender-based violence

The National Women’s Council (NWC) says religious influence must be removed and better teacher training provided The National...

Friday, January 06, 2023

‘Banlaoch’ Mrs Sabina Higgins launches NWC 50-year celebrations

  Mrs Sabina Higgins today launched celebrations to mark 50 years since the National Women’s Council foundation in 1973, heralding...

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Join our team: Care Officer

NWC are recruiting for a Care Officer to join the team based in Dublin. The main aim and...

Thursday, December 15, 2022

NWC: It is high time for a referendum on care

The National Women’s Council call on the Taoiseach and Tánaiste to publicly support the report of...

Friday, December 09, 2022

Join our team: Project Officer - Building a feminist community work approach to climate action

NWC and Community Work Ireland are recruiting a Project Officer to work on a new joint project: “Building...

Friday, December 09, 2022

Join our team: Project Co–ordinator - Building a feminist community work approach to climate action

NWC and Community Work Ireland are recruiting a Project Co-ordinator to implement a new joint project: “Building a...

Friday, December 02, 2022

New report says implementation will be key in government plan to tackle gender-based violence 

The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women will today launch a new report looking at the government’s plan...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

NWC welcomes substantial progress in Cervical screening programme 

The National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed Dr Gabriel Scally’s follow-up report investigating the implementation of his...

Saturday, November 19, 2022

FemFest: Young women to speak about sexual violence and harassment  

Women aged 16-25 will gather on Saturday to discuss topics important to them, particularly sexual violence, body diversity, and bystander...

Monday, November 14, 2022

National Women’s Council pays tribute to Vicky Phelan

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Vicky Phelan.  Orla O’Connor,...

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

National Women’s Council asks Health Minister for timeline on abortion reform

The National Women’s Council has written to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly urging him to publish Marie...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Government must deliver on new era for women’s reproductive healthcare

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (25th October 2022) called on the Government to deliver on a new era...

Friday, October 14, 2022

Women changemakers from rural communities gather for national conference

The National Women's Council (NWC) and Minister Heather Humphreys will today bring together women from across the island to...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Properly valuing care is crucial to women’s equality

Across the span of our lifetimes, we are all likely to care for and receive care from others. Both are...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Every woman needs access to reproductive healthcare during her lifespan

The past number of years have been transformative for women’s healthcare in Ireland.  Abortion is now available...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Government must provide childcare and increase social welfare

At 9.1% in June, inflation is at levels not experienced in almost 40 years. Each week brings news of further price increases,...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Orla O’Connor: We must recognise harassment for what it is – it is gender-based violence

This year has been like no other. As the global 16 Days of Action on violence against women end today, we...

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Covid-19 hit women hard, now Budget 2021 must support women

Covid-19 impacted on every family in Ireland, through the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or...

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Orla O’Connor: Why is ending violence against women not an election issue?

One in four women in Ireland experience physical and sexual violence, yet we have heard precious little on the issue...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Eamon Ryan, Green Party

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Brendan Howlin, Labour Party

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

#FemGen 2020 - Bríd Smith, People Before Profit

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to...

NWC Celebrates 50 Years