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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

NWC launch Pre Budget Submission saying Budget 2021 must tackle gender inequalities exposed by Covid

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today launched their Pre-Budget Submisstion ‘A Feminist Recovery Plan’, which calls...

Saturday, September 05, 2020

National Women’s Council commends bravery of Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin in speaking out

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today commended the courage and bravery of Dr Aoibhinn Ní Sh...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Letter to Minister Stephen Donnelly to retain remote consultations for abortion services

In a letter to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, NWC and a number of organisations requested that the current...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID19 recovery

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The time is now to end sexual violence and harassment at Third Level

We know that sexual violence and harassment is a significant problem for young women in colleges and universities across Ireland....

Monday, July 27, 2020

NWC welcomes new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris today

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris to create a...

Monday, July 27, 2020

New Government Department must prioritise ending sexual violence and harassment

At a meeting with Minister Simon Harris this morning, the National Women’s Council (NWC) said the new Department...

Monday, July 13, 2020

New paid parents leave falls far short of needs of women on maternity leave during lockdown

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today said that an increase of paid parents leave from 2...

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

NWCI supports women workers and maternity rights during Covid-19

Women on maternity leave have had a particularly difficult time during the Covid-19 crisis. Together with the women affected, NWCI...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NWCI calls for a one-off extension to maternity leave and pay

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and a group of new mothers who formed the Extend Maternity...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

NWCI Women with Disabilities Group

We have been bringing disabled women together online over the last few months. We have been discussing violence against women,...

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Lack of women in Cabinet direct result of failed action to promote women in politics

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed its disappointment at the repeatedly low number of...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

We are recruiting for a Digital Communications and Fundraising Officer!

This is an exciting time for NWCI. Change is happening for women in Ireland and we would like you to...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NWCI calls for Sláintecare to be a priority for Government

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) held their #FeministAgenda Universal Health & Women webinar today, Thursday 2...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

NWCI survey findings show 85% of women have increased care responsibilities since COVID-19

85% of women said their caring responsibilities had increased since COVID-19, while 55% said they had less time for their mental health,...

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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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