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Friday, June 14, 2024

National Women’s Council announces community activist and anti-trafficking expert, Dr Jennifer Okeke

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is delighted to announce Dr Jennifer Okeke as NWC’s new Chairperson...

Monday, June 10, 2024

No breakthrough for women in Local Elections 2024

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today (10th June 2024) welcomed the women elected as Councillors in the...

Thursday, May 30, 2024

NWC welcomes record number of women running in local elections, but says at 31% it is still too low

The National Women’s Council says quotas are needed to address the democratic deficit In the run-up to the...

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Ireland South EU election candidates asked to commit to pro-women policies

Women candidates in the constituency will this morning be asked to commit to feminist policies This morning women candidates running...

Monday, May 27, 2024

Budget 2025 must show real ambition to tackle gender inequality by investing in public services: NWC

The National Women’s Council says public childcare is the only way to ensure affordable and accessible childcare for...

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Sex For Rent Exploitation happening across the country; affecting the most marginalised women: NWC

Women in extreme housing difficulty are being forced to make a choice between sexual exploitation and homelessness, according to a...

Monday, May 13, 2024

Midlands-Northwest EU election candidates asked to commit to pro-women policies

This afternoon women candidates running for EU Election in Midlands-Northwest will be asked to commit to a feminist manifesto and...

Friday, May 03, 2024

Dublin EU election candidates asked to commit to pro-women policies

Women candidates in the Dublin Constituency were this morning asked to commit to feminist policies by signing up to the...

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Call for dedicated funding for culturally appropriate mental health supports for new mothers

The voices of women who have experienced barriers in accessing perinatal mental health supports at primary care level, within the...

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

One million signatures needed to improve access to abortion in the EU

The National Women’s Council is partnering on a historic European Initiative to gather 1 million signatures in support of...

Thursday, April 18, 2024

NWC welcomes launch of the Department of Health’s Women’s Health Action Plan

National Women’s Council says new Plan must respond to the health needs of marginalised women The new Women...

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Invitation to Tender: Evaluation of the Feminist Communities for Climate Justice (FCCJ) project.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The National Women’s Council (NWC) and Community Work Ireland (CWI) are seeking a suitably qualified evaluator...

Monday, April 15, 2024

Government must urgently implement the findings of the Abortion Review

Civil society groups, frontline services, advocacy organisations, academics and doctors have written to government to demand urgent action The National...

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

New report shows Ireland’s climate policy is failing women and marginalised communities

Feminist Communities for Climate Justice examined current climate policy and identified a number of critical gaps for women and marginalised...

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Run the Dublin Marathon for NWC

Fancy running, walking or dancing the Dublin Marathon in aid of the National Women's Council? All funds you...

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Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Jennifer Horgan: Yes vote would recognise care as beating heart in body of our State

Some good has come from this care referendum. We are thinking and talking about care. I will be voting yes...

Friday, March 01, 2024

Mary McAleese keynote address for Yes Yes Campaign

We are fortunate to have a written Constitution. It was carefully crafted almost ninety years ago so that we would...

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Laura Cahillane: The ‘women in the home’ provision is hardly suitable for a modern Constitution

Dr Laura Cahillane is an associate professor in law at the University of Limerick Let’s get one thing...

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Why We Need Feminist Climate Justice

‘Feminist Communities for Climate Justice’ - a joint project between the National Women’s Council and Community...

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Vicky Phelan - Keynote Speech at FemFest 2019

Your browser does not support the audio element.   I was invited today by the National Women's Council to...

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Constitutional change: how to bring feminist and disability perspectives together

Why is constitutional change important?  I want to start by asking the question: to what extent constitutional change is...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Orla O’Connor: Why are so many Irish women still travelling to the UK for abortions?

At least 860 women travelled from Ireland to the UK to access abortion since the Eighth Amendment was repealed....

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...

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