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National to Local Response for People feeling Ukraine

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ireland’s National and Local Response to People Fleeing Ukraine

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ireland’s National and Local Response to People Fleeing Ukraine

In April 2022, The National Womens Council alongside a number of civil society organisations, working locally and nationally, so-signed a letter with detailed proposals to the Taoiseach. The letter and attached proposals expressed deep concerns about the overall lack of coordination...

Toolkit on Social Media Policies for Political Parties

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

To tackle violence against women in politics (VAWIP), the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWC) had developed a Social Media Toolkit detailing a clear pathway of actions for Irish political parties.

NWC Statement to the Oireachtas Health Committee

Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Orla O’Connor, presented to the Oireachtas Health Committee on the ongoing issues for women and pregnant people who need abortion care in Ireland.

Submission to the JOC on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media

Published: Thursday, April 21, 2022

The National Women’s Council submission to the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media on the need for a safe and respectful working environment in the arts.

NWC Submission to the JOC on Gender Equality-Recommendations of the Citizens Assembly

Published: Thursday, March 31, 2022

National Women’s Council Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality on the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly March 2022 NWC considers the recommendations to be ground-breaking, sending a strong and clear signal to Government and all decision makers...

Submission to the Low Pay Commission

Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Women are more likely to be min wage or low paid workers. Our experiences are shaped by age, education, family status, being a Traveller or other ethnic minority, disability, migration status, LGBTI+ identity, or living in a rural area. We...

Abortion Working Group Submission to the Public Consultation of the Abortion Review

Published: Monday, March 14, 2022

The Abortion Working Group – comprising over 20 civil society organisations and healthcare providers, led by the National Women’s Council - has submitted a report to the public consultation of the 3-year review of the abortion law highlighting significant ongoing issues...

National Women’s Council Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality

Published: Thursday, March 10, 2022

On March 10th, the National Women's Council gave their statement the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality regarding recommendations 1-3 of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality. You can read that full statement with recommendations here.

Quick Guide to submitting to the Abortion Review

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The public consultation to the 3-year Abortion Review is currently open until the 1st of April. We need as many submissions as possible highlighting the barriers to abortion if we’re going to improve abortion access for all women and...

NWCI Financial Statements 2020

Published: Friday, January 21, 2022

Submission to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare

Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It is widely accepted that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities. Women took on more unpaid care and the sectors in which women work were disproportionately affected. The pandemic highlighted the male breadwinner model which still prevails in...

Budget 2022 Gender Analysis

Published: Monday, December 20, 2021

Budget 2022 represents the first budget of Ireland's post-Covid 19 economic recovery. With borrowing costs currently low and tax receipts buoyant relative to recent projections, Ireland has space to implement ambitious policies aimed at tackling gender inequality and social injustices. However, progress...

NWC Submission-Review of the Equality Acts Legislation

Published: Monday, December 06, 2021

NWC's submission outlines our recommendations for reform of the Equality Acts Legislation

Improving the health outcomes and experiences of the healthcare system for marginalised women

Published: Monday, November 29, 2021

Improving the health outcomes and experiences of the healthcare system for marginalised women

This research, undertaken by the National Women's Council in partnership with Community Work Ireland, involved a series of radical listening workshops with particular groups of marginalised women who we know to have significant health needs, but who are at greater...

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