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Celebrating the role of Women over 120 years of Local Government

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Celebrating the role of Women over 120 years of Local Government

This commemorative booklet highlights the role of female councillors over the past 120 years of Local Government. It was supported by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill NWCI Recommended Amendments

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) warmly welcomes the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 and the development of meaningful interventions to improve women’s careers and workforce diversity and inclusion. The Bill introduces some important provisions and once...

Feminist Manifesto for the Local Elections 2019

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

We are calling on all candidates to support our feminist manifesto for local communities and to actively promote women’s rights. Public representatives must commit to strengthening local communities, challenging sexism and racism, promoting equality and operating in a way...

VOTE YES - Create greater certainty and clarity for families going through divorce

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

Voting Yes means we can remove harmful restrictions on divorce from the Constitution that cause uncertainty and conflict for families and children and create a more compassionate process.

Community Platform Election Manifestos

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Community Platform Election Manifestos

In the run-up to the 2019 Local and European Elections in 2019 the Community Platform has develop manifestos and materials to promote and support the delivery of positive social values. These values are Community, Decency and Participation. Electing people who will deliver...

It Stops Now - Toolkit

Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The It Stops Now toolkit is a one stop resource for higher education institutes to develop a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence and harassment on campus. The toolkit makes the case for leadership at the highest management level of...

Response to Mid-term Review Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Published: Friday, March 01, 2019

Violence against women is the most significant crime impacting on women internationally and in Ireland. Domestic and sexual violence is a cause and consequence of gender discrimination and it needs to be located within a gender equality framework. We welcome...

NWCI Submission: Development of a Long Term Strategy for the Courts Service

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NWCI welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the Development of Long Term Strategy for the Courts Service, and commend the Courts Service commitment to ensuring this strategy takes account of a wide range of views and perspectives. NWCI’s...

NWCI Submission: National Plan on Business and Human Rights

Published: Monday, February 04, 2019

NWCI welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the Baseline Assessment of Legislation and Regulatory Framework, as required by the National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020. NWCI’s comments reflect the lived experiences of the women that we...

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2019

NWCI, ICTU, SIPTU, and Fórsa jointly wrote to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality regarding the General Scheme of Gender Pay Gap Information Bill. While we warmly welcomed the spirit and direction of the General Scheme, we asked...

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’s opening statement to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out of Silence

Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2018

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...

Response to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill

Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2018

NWCI welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 (henceforth “the Bill”). Our submission is based on extensive research, direct account of women's personal testimonies and over thirty years of policy development in the...

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