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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Women stand up against racism and discrimination in Ireland

The National Women’s Council (NWC), the National Traveller Women’s Forum and AkiDwa today highlighted the impact...

Friday, October 16, 2020

Mother and Baby Home Records Bill must not proceed in its current form

National Women’s Council calls on Government to ensure rights of survivors are respected The National Women’s...

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Submissions: Department of Rural and Community Development -Statement of Strategy 2021-2023

The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2021-2023....

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

National Women’s Council welcomes dedicated funding for women’s health in Budget 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the sizeable, dedicated funding for women’s health in Budget 2021. ...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Childcare is missing piece of our Covid-19 response in Budget 2021

Responding to the Budget 2021 announcement today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed the Government response to the economic...

Friday, October 02, 2020

We are Recruiting for a Women’s Leadership Co-ordinator!

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women....

Friday, October 02, 2020

We are Recruiting for a Legal and Policy Officer!

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women....

Friday, October 02, 2020

Action to tackle online abuse of women in politics cannot come soon enough

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today called on social media companies to proactively tackle online abuse of...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

NWC launch Pre Budget Submission saying Budget 2021 must tackle gender inequalities exposed by Covid

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today launched their Pre-Budget Submisstion ‘A Feminist Recovery Plan’, which calls...

Saturday, September 05, 2020

National Women’s Council commends bravery of Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin in speaking out

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today commended the courage and bravery of Dr Aoibhinn Ní Sh...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Letter to Minister Stephen Donnelly to retain remote consultations for abortion services

In a letter to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, NWC and a number of organisations requested that the current...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID19 recovery

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The time is now to end sexual violence and harassment at Third Level

We know that sexual violence and harassment is a significant problem for young women in colleges and universities across Ireland....

Monday, July 27, 2020

NWC welcomes new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris today

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris to create a...

Monday, July 27, 2020

New Government Department must prioritise ending sexual violence and harassment

At a meeting with Minister Simon Harris this morning, the National Women’s Council (NWC) said the new Department...

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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...

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