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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Budget 2023: Extension of free contraception and publicly funded IVF significant and welcome measure

The National Women’s Council welcomes dedicated women’s health budget as part of Budget 2023 In response to...

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NWC launches research on attitudes to sexual exploitation amongst women’s advocates

The National Women’s Council today publishes the findings of a collaborative study between NWC and UCD’s...

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Call for family-friendly policies to encourage women into local government

The National Women's Council (NWC) today -14 September- launches a toolkit for local authorities on how to encourage...

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Women’s Council welcomes free contraception; calls for extension of scheme

Women’s Council welcomes free contraception; calls for extension of scheme  Universal free contraception is due to be...

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Women from across the island urge governments to centre women’s voices in peacebuilding

Women from across the island urge British and Irish governments to centre women’s voices in peacebuilding Taoiseach Miche...

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Government must increase social welfare rates to support women and lone parents

Press Release, 2 August 2022  Ahead of the launch of its Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2023, the National Women’s...

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Legal barriers must be addressed in abortion review

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (12 July 2022) strongly welcomed the publication of the Unplanned Pregnancy Support and Abortion...

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Government must introduce legislation for Gender Quotas on Boards

National Women’s Council calls on Government to support Deputy Higgins’ Private Members’ Bill on Board Gender...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Beyond Exploitation welcomes recognition of prostitution as a form of violence against women

Today (Tuesday, 28th June 2022), Beyond Exploitation, Ireland’s civil society campaign to end sexual exploitation in Ireland, welcomed the...

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

National Women’s Council welcomes most significant strategy for women’s equality

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (28th June 2022) strongly welcomed the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and...

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

‘A denial of healthcare’ – More than 700 Irish residents have travelled for abortion care since 2019

New statistics released today (21st June 2022) by the UK government show 775 Irish residents have been forced to travel for abortion...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Lack of affordable childcare remains single biggest barrier to women’s equal participation

At the National Economic Dialogue, the National Women’s Council today (Monday, 20th June 2022) called on the Government to...

Thursday, June 16, 2022

NWC Statement to RTE’s Liveline programme - Thursday 9th June 2022

In response to a press release that we received ahead of our Annual General Meeting on the 9th June 2022...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

NWC statement on inclusive language

We condemn the ongoing misrepresentation of our position on the use of the word ‘woman’ in legislation and...

Friday, June 10, 2022

National Women’s Council announces Margaret Martin as new Chairperson

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is delighted to announce Margaret Martin as our new Chairperson and Jennifer Okeke...

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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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