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Thursday, September 09, 2021

Social media abuse threatens to silence women as political actors

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today highlighted how abuse, in particular social media abuse, threatens to silence women...

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NWC calls on Government to support Gender Quotas on Boards Private Members Bill

Supporting the launch of the Private Members Bill 2021 on Gender Quotas for Boards by Emer Higgins TD, Fine Gael, the...

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

All-Island Women’s Forum

Led by the National Women’s Council (NWC), the forum consists of 14 members from the South and 14 members from...

Monday, August 30, 2021

Join our team! We’re looking for a Head of Campaigns & Mobilisation

The National Women’s Council is the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in...

Thursday, August 26, 2021

All-Ireland Women’s Forum discusses working across difference & informing work through a trauma lens

The National Women’s Council (NWC) was delighted to hold the second meeting of the All-Island Women’s...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ireland must take a lead in protecting women’s rights in Afghanistan

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has called on the Irish Government to use its presidency of the UN...

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Healthy babies are the country’s future wealth and their mothers need government support

The National Women’s Council (NWCI) and Baby Feeding Law Group Ireland (BFLGI, to mark World Breastfeeding Week August ...

Thursday, July 29, 2021

National Women’s Council Holds First Meeting of All-Island Women’s Forum

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is delighted to hold the first meeting of the All-Island Women’s...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

National Women’s Council Announces All-Island Women’s Forum Members

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today announced the All-Island Women’s Forum participants, consisting of 28 members, 14 from...

Thursday, July 01, 2021

National Women’s Council announces creation of all-island Women’s Forum

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today announced the setting up of an all-island Women’s Forum which...

Monday, June 28, 2021

Huge concern over lack of attention to gender equality in economic decisions

Speaking ahead of the National Economic Dialogue today (28th June 2021), the National Women’s Council (NWC) called for...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

#JobFairy - Join our team, we have some exciting vacancies!

We currently have a number of vacancies. Please click on the links below to find out more about each of...

Thursday, June 24, 2021

National Women’s Council calls for 40 per cent legislative quota for female representation on corpor

A 40 per cent legislative quota for female representation on corporate boards must be introduced. That’s according to the...

Monday, June 21, 2021

Defending the right not to be bought or sold for sex

Participants at today’s webinar on the new Beyond Exploitation campaign, led by the National Women’s Council...

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Women want to see a different society – not go back to the ‘old normal’

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (15th June) has set out a new ambition and priorities for women...

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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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