Clondalkin Women's Network was established in 1991 by local women's groups as a result of a seminar to discuss the "Working for Change" report published by the Combat Poverty Agency. This seminar provided a first opportunity for women's groups in the area to come together, to meet and to identify their common experiences. From this seminar, groups decided that they should continue meeting to develop their work. The groups in the Network are providers of community education, mutual support, women's development, policy work and representation.
The Network acts as a forum to facilitate groups to come together, exchange information & ideas, raise awareness of women's issues and to identify and work towards addressing common issues at local, regional & national levels.
Over the years, the Network has evolved and developed, with it's members, to be a strong voice for women's groups. The Network is core funded by the Department of Social, Community & Family Affairs.