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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Half of counties in Ireland have less than 10 GPs offering abortion care

Half of counties in Ireland have less than 10 GPs offering abortion care National Women’s Council marks 4th Repeal...

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Irish government must protect women and children fleeing war from trafficking and exploitation

Irish Government must protect women and children fleeing war from trafficking and exploitation For immediate release – Thursday 19th May 2022 ...

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Women can never take their reproductive rights for granted – NMH Protest

Women can never take their reproductive rights for granted – National Women’s Council joins National Maternity Hospital protest...

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

NWC calls for targeted measures to resource perinatal mental health services

NWC calls for targeted measures to resource perinatal mental health services For immediate release -  Wednesday 4th May 2022 Preliminary...

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Irish Political Parties must tackle online abuse of women politicians

Press release – Thursday 28th April 2022 Online abuse of women in politics and public life is widespread and unrelenting and...

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Significant challenges remain in accessing abortion care in Ireland

The Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Orla O’Connor, presents to the Oireachtas Health...

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Newly formed Alliance for Local Quotas welcomes establishment of Electoral Commission

The newly formed Alliance for Local Quotas, convened by the National Women’s Council (NWC), has welcomed the publication...

Monday, April 04, 2022

We are recruiting for an Ending Violence Against Women Coordinator

This is an exciting time for the National Women’s Council (NWC). Change is happening for women in Ireland,...

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ireland must show leadership in protecting women and children fleeing war

Beyond Exploitation, Ireland’s civil society campaign for equality and freedom from sexual exploitation, has this week written to...

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

NWC is currently recruiting for a Communications and Social Media Coordinator

This is an exciting time for the National Women’s Council (NWC). Change is happening for women in Ireland,...

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Public opinion of abortion shows 80% agree no woman should have to travel abroad for abortion care

With just two weeks to go to the close of the public consultation[1] on Ireland’s abortion law,...

Saturday, March 05, 2022

Women from across Ireland gather to demand leadership and action on women’s equality

Women from across Ireland gather to demand leadership and action on women’s equality NWC holds No Woman Left...

Friday, March 04, 2022

Ukraine Appeal - How you can help now

The National Women's Council is standing in solidarity with the women and people in Ukraine. We have listed here...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

President Michael D Higgins speech: All-Island Women’s Forum

Check against delivery  Speech by President Michael D. Higgins “Women’s Voices in Peacebuilding: The Unfinished Work...

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Women’s voices in peacebuilding is key to a sustainable and lasting peace

Press Release - 17 February 2022 The National Women’s Council (NWC) All- island Women’s Forum today met in...

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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...

No Woman Left Behind – NWC’s Strategic Plan 2021-2024