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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...

Thursday, January 28, 2021

We are recruiting for a Campaign Coordinator!

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women....

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

NGO Alliance Call on Government to take Ten Urgent Actions to Keep One Parent Families Afloat during

The National One Parent Family Alliance says that unless urgent measures are implemented, lone parents and their children will be...

Monday, January 25, 2021

#EveryWeekCounts - National Women’s Council launches online campaign to extend Parent’s Leave

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today launched a new online campaign #EveryWeekCounts, urging its supporters to write to...

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Citizens’ Assembly – National Women’s Council welcomes strong support for public childcare model

Responding to the feedback from citizens following yesterday’s session of the Citizens’ Assembly on Care, the National...

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Citizens’ Assembly – State investment in care is key for women’s equality

Presenting to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality today (Saturday, 16th January) which focused on the topic of ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Mother and Baby Home Report highlights damning treatment of women and children by the State

In response to the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and Certain...

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Gender should be a protected ground in Hate Crime Legislation

Marking the end of the 16 Days of Action on Gender Based Violence, violence against women organisations in Ireland called on...

Monday, December 07, 2020

#NotJustInYourHead NWC launches new social media campaign on young women’s mental health

NWC launches new social media campaign on young women’s mental health “”It’s not dramatic...

Friday, December 04, 2020

National Women’s Council calls for better paid family leave and a Universal State Pension

Ahead of its presentation to the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality which will be continuing the focus on the...

Thursday, December 03, 2020

#AllWomen – National Women’s Council launches new Campaign

To mark International Day for Persons with Disabilities today (3 December) the National Women’s Council (NWC) launched a new...

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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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