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Sunday, March 03, 2024

Vote Yes Yes on 8th March and take the next step on our journey to equality

Responding to today’s Sunday Independent Poll, four of the lead civil society organisations calling for a Yes Yes...

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Join our team: Leadership Officer

NWC is hiring a Leadership Officer to develop and deliver NWC’s policy, advocacy and campaigns work on Women...

Sunday, February 25, 2024

No scope for complacency - Yes Yes campaigners emphasises importance of votes on the 8th March

No scope for complacency - Yes Yes campaigners emphasises importance of votes on the 8th March   Press...

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Care and climate are linked, say feminists ahead of care referendum

Care – who provides care, how they are supported, and the impact it has on their lives – is a...

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

NWC launch #VoteYesYes Referendum Campaign

#VoteYESYES – for family, for women, for equality National Women’s Council launches their Referendum Campaign calling for a...

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

NWC mark 50 Years since May McGee won Landmark Contraception Case

50 years on from the overturning of the ban on contraception, the National Women’s Council commends May McGee&rsquo...

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Invitation to Tender: ‘Beyond the Dáil’ Follow Up Research

The National Women's Council invite proposals to carry out research as a follow up to the 2019 publication of &ldquo...

Friday, December 08, 2023

Call to centre survivors’ voices in response to gender-based violence

Call comes as Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women publishes wide-ranging report looking at government performance on the Zero Tolerance...

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

National Women’s Council welcomes referendum on the family, family care and ‘women in the home’

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (5 December 2023) welcomed the announcement of the referendum on family, family care, and ...

Monday, November 27, 2023

Second level education key to eliminating violence against women, says National Women’s Council

NWC is calling for mandatory relationships and sexuality education along with supports for teachers and schools to deliver the curriculum...

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

NWC strongly welcomes Oireachtas Health Committee proposals to change abortion law and practice

Women are still travelling abroad for abortion care despite the repeal vote. So today the National Women’s Council ...

Friday, November 17, 2023

National Women’s Council calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

NWC says women and children are bearing the brunt of the conflict, calls on Irish government to do everything in...

Monday, November 13, 2023

NWC remembers Vicky Phelan, calls for healthcare system fit to honour her memory

Ahead of the anniversary of Vicky Phelan’s death on 14 November, the National Women’s Council (NWC) sends...

Monday, November 13, 2023

NWC welcomes first GREVIO report evaluating Ireland on violence against women

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has said the report from the Council of Europe’s expert committee...

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

NWC reiterates call for Mother and Baby Unit

Mental health difficulties in the perinatal period are common, with 1 in 5 women reporting this experience in pregnancy or in the...

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Friday, March 01, 2024

Mary McAleese keynote address for Yes Yes Campaign

We are fortunate to have a written Constitution. It was carefully crafted almost ninety years ago so that we would...

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Laura Cahillane: The ‘women in the home’ provision is hardly suitable for a modern Constitution

Dr Laura Cahillane is an associate professor in law at the University of Limerick Let’s get one thing...

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Why We Need Feminist Climate Justice

‘Feminist Communities for Climate Justice’ - a joint project between the National Women’s Council and Community...

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Vicky Phelan - Keynote Speech at FemFest 2019

Your browser does not support the audio element.   I was invited today by the National Women's Council to...

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Constitutional change: how to bring feminist and disability perspectives together

Why is constitutional change important?  I want to start by asking the question: to what extent constitutional change is...

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Orla O’Connor: Why are so many Irish women still travelling to the UK for abortions?

At least 860 women travelled from Ireland to the UK to access abortion since the Eighth Amendment was repealed....

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Properly valuing care is crucial to women’s equality

Across the span of our lifetimes, we are all likely to care for and receive care from others. Both are...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Every woman needs access to reproductive healthcare during her lifespan

The past number of years have been transformative for women’s healthcare in Ireland.  Abortion is now available...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Orla O’Connor: Government must provide childcare and increase social welfare

At 9.1% in June, inflation is at levels not experienced in almost 40 years. Each week brings news of further price increases,...

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...

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