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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...

Thursday, June 09, 2022

NWC calls for Care referendum in 2023

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (Thursday, 9th June) has called on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender...

Friday, May 27, 2022

Call for Government to look to Norway model for proof that legislative gender quotas work

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is calling on the Government to look to the success of...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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

On the fourth anniversary of Repeal the 8th, the National Women’s Council (NWC) called on the Government to...

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...

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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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