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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

We are recruiting for a Finance Officer

The ambition of the National Women’s Council is an Ireland where every woman enjoys true equality and no...

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Citizens’ Assembly: Citizens lead change for women’s equality

In response to the announcement of the results of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality today (24th April), the National...

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pension Commission must end deep inequalities for women in Pensions

In its presentation to the Pension Commission, the National Women’s Council (NWC) today called for urgent action to...

Monday, April 19, 2021

National Sexual Harassment & Sexual Violence Survey in Higher Education

NWC is delighted to support the HEA in the launch of the first National Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Survey...

Friday, April 16, 2021

NWC Welcome Inclusion of Gender as a Protected Ground in Hate Crime Legislation

The National Women’s Council has today welcomed the inclusion of gender as a protected ground in the General...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

National Women’s Council welcomes three-week extension of paid Parent’s Leave

The National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed the three-week extension of paid Parent’s Leave that came into...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Reboot Republic International Women’s Day Podcast series

Reboot Republic podcast partnered with us on three episodes for International Women's Day. Our Director, Orla O'Connor co-hosted...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

We must recognise that paid and unpaid work are equally valuable

In its submission to the Pension Commission, the National Women’s Council (NWC) this week called for urgent action...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

NWC addresses the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

To celebrate International Women’s Day and disabled women, Catherine Lane of the National Women’s Council...

Monday, March 08, 2021

Being young and being a woman highest risk factors for sexual harassment

Young women (18-34 year old) in Ireland are twice as likely to be subjected to sexual harassment and violence than...

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Local Caucuses will promote more women in politics

Marking the beginning of its International Women’s Week programme of events #FutureisFeminist, the National Women’s Council ...

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Consultation on Pensions

The Commission on Pensions has launched a public consultation on the future of the State pension. Women are less likely...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NWC calls for the three-week extension of paid Parent’s Leave to be delivered without delay

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has made a Submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children, Disability, Equality...

Friday, February 12, 2021

Women are at breaking point – Reopening of Primary and Secondary Schools must be Government Priority

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has today called on the Government to prioritise the full reopening of both...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Beyond Exploitation - National Women’s Council announces new campaign

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today announced an important new campaign Beyond Exploitation – Defending the human right...

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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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