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NWCI submission on the review of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NWCI has made a submission to The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection who have commissioned Indecon International Consultants to review the implementation of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 and the Updated Plan 2015-2017 (NAPinclusion 2007-2017).

NWCI Submission to the Departments proposals to develop a retirement savings scheme

Published: Friday, October 12, 2018

The Government is making proposals to develop an automatic retirement savings scheme to begin in 2022. NWCI welcome the opportunity to present our views on the proposals. We are concerned that will not address the gender pension gap and tying the...

Investing in Women’s Futures

Published: Monday, September 24, 2018

NWCI's Pre-Budget Submission 2019 outlines key recommendations to promote women's equality in Budget 2019

NWCI Submission on Government Proposals for a Total Contributions Approach for the State Pension

Published: Monday, September 03, 2018

The Government is making proposals to change how the contributory state pension is calculated. Government plans propose that the current system of yearly averaging be replaced with a Total Contributions Approach from 2020. We believe an universal pension system which gives...

NWCI Submission to the Traveller Health Action Plan, July 2018

Published: Monday, July 09, 2018

Traveller women experience stark health inequalities due to structural inequalities and social determinants of health, including poor accommodation conditions, poverty, illiteracy and discrimination.1 Traveller women have also identified significant barriers to health services, including: discrimination and racism (both at individual...

NWCI’S Response to the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

Published: Friday, March 02, 2018

In February 2018, NWCI made a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health which is undertaking Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill. NWCI welcomes the development of legislation on AHR, which when implemented can have a significant...

NWCI Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018

In January 2018, NWCI welcomed the opportunity to input into the work of the Joint Oireachtas Committee to develop ‘a single, long-term vision for mental health care and the direction of mental health policy in Ireland’. As the differing health needs...

Submission to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland

Published: Friday, February 02, 2018

NWCI made a submission to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland. Our submission addresses the reform of policing as it relates to women and equality for women in Ireland, focusing on two key themes – women in leadership...

No Small Change Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017

NWCI’s mission is to achieve equality for women, central to that is the achievement economic independence and economic equality. The gap in earnings between women and men goes to the heart of inequality between women and men in the...

Observatory Submission to Law Reform Commission:Investigate the most appropriate specialized domestic, sexual and gender based violence court sytems

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Law Reform Commission has begun initial preparations for a new Programme of Law Reform and in that respect has invited submissions as to areas of law that may be in need of reform. In that respect the National Observatory...

Submission to the Law Reform Commission on areas requiring law reform: Examine legal infrastructures designed to secure maintenance payments

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Law Reform Commission has begun initial preparations for a new Programme of Law Reform and in that respect has invited submissions as to areas of law that may be in need of reform. The National Women’s Council of...

NWCI Submission on the Health Service Capacity Review

Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Our submission focuses on issues relating to the health needs of women in the Capacity Review. The first part of this submission outlines why attention to women’s health needs is important in the context of the Capacity Review. The...

Submission on Guidelines for the implementation, monitoring and review of Local Economic and Community Plans

Published: Monday, April 10, 2017

Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) are now established in all local authority areas to oversee and plan for the long-term strategic development and integration of community supports in their areas. At the same time, local authorities have assumed a more...

Submission to Department of the Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government on Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework

Published: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

The National Planning Framework – “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan” – will set a new strategic planning and development context for the Ireland and all its regions in the period between now and 2040, setting a strategic, high-level framework for the co-ordination of a range...

Recommendations for Legislative Amendments: Domestic Violence Bill 2017

Published: Thursday, March 02, 2017

Recommendations for Legislative Amendments: Domestic Violence Bill 2017

NWCI welcomes the new measures to be introduced in the Domestic Violence Bill 2017, and the fact that Ireland is moving towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention. NWCI welcome in particular the enhanced protection of and support for victims when they...

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