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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Budget 2022: Some positive measures for women but no transformative change – NWC

Responding to Budget 2022 today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed some positive announcements that will improve women&rsquo...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NWC welcomes milestone on free contraception and dedicated funding for women’s health

Responding to Budget 2022, the National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the announcements on the phased roll out of...

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Pension Commission fails to address deep inequalities for women in pension system

In an initial response to the publication of the Commission on Pensions report, the National Women’s Council (NWC)...

Friday, October 01, 2021

Feeding the Future - healthy babies are the country’s future wealth and they need government support

National Women’s Council and Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland call on government to prioritise infant and maternal health...

Friday, October 01, 2021

Women call for pension justice ahead of Budget 2022

“We're not sitting in our corner knitting” - Women call for pension justice ahead of Budget 2022   ...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

NWC are seeking a researcher to develop a Toolkit to support family friendly Local Authorities

NATIONAL WOMENS COUNCIL INVITATION TO TENDER NWC are seeking a researcher to develop a Toolkit to support family friendly and...

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Justice Minister Naomi Long and Minister of Justice Heather Humphreys join All-island Women’s Forum

Ministers for Justice, Heather Humphreys and Naomi Long, joined the All-island Women's Forum today (Thursday, 30th September) for a...

Monday, September 27, 2021

National Women’s Council calls for investment in childcare ahead of Budget 2022

Launching its new digital campaign #CareEconomy and Pre-Budget Submission 2022 today (Monday, 27th September), the National Women’s Council (NWC)...

Friday, September 24, 2021

We are recruiting for a Policy and Legal Officer

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

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Social media abuse threatens to silence women as political actors

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today highlighted how abuse, in particular social media abuse, threatens to silence women...

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NWC calls on Government to support Gender Quotas on Boards Private Members Bill

Supporting the launch of the Private Members Bill 2021 on Gender Quotas for Boards by Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael, the...

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

All-Island Women’s Forum

Led by the National Women’s Council (NWC), the forum consists of 14 members from the South and 14 members from...

Monday, August 30, 2021

Join our team! We’re looking for a Head of Campaigns & Mobilisation

The National Women’s Council is the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in...

Thursday, August 26, 2021

All-Ireland Women’s Forum discusses working across difference & informing work through a trauma lens

The National Women’s Council (NWC) was delighted to hold the second meeting of the All-Island Women’s...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ireland must take a lead in protecting women’s rights in Afghanistan

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has called on the Irish Government to use its presidency of the UN...

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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...

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