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Friday, December 02, 2022

New report says implementation will be key in government plan to tackle gender-based violence 

The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women will today launch a new report looking at the government’s plan...

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

NWC welcomes substantial progress in Cervical screening programme 

The National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed Dr Gabriel Scally’s follow-up report investigating the implementation of his...

Saturday, November 19, 2022

FemFest: Young women to speak about sexual violence and harassment  

Women aged 16-25 will gather on Saturday to discuss topics important to them, particularly sexual violence, body diversity, and bystander...

Monday, November 14, 2022

National Women’s Council pays tribute to Vicky Phelan

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Vicky Phelan.  Orla O’Connor,...

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

National Women’s Council asks Health Minister for timeline on abortion reform

The National Women’s Council has written to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly urging him to publish Marie...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Government must deliver on new era for women’s reproductive healthcare

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (25th October 2022) called on the Government to deliver on a new era...

Friday, October 14, 2022

Women changemakers from rural communities gather for national conference

The National Women's Council (NWC) and Minister Heather Humphreys will today bring together women from across the island to...

Monday, October 03, 2022

Long term, Budget 2023 will not protect women from poverty and inequality

The National Women’s Council releases gender analysis of Budget 2023, says that commitments to childcare and healthcare are welcome...

Friday, September 30, 2022

National Women’s Council welcomes Dublin Declaration on Domestic Violence

National Women’s Council welcomes Dublin Declaration on Domestic Violence   The National Women’s Council has...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Budget 2023: Childcare measures hailed as breakthrough for women’s equality

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed many positives in Budget 2023, including structural investment in childcare to reduce...

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...

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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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