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Ratification of the Istanbul Convention marks a momentous International Women’s Day

Published: Friday, March 08, 2019

NWCI today welcomed the International Women’s Day ratification of the Istanbul Convention, after a long campaign by women’s groups and organisations working to end violence against women.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, ...read more

#ItStopsNow – Working together we can end sexual harassment and violence on campus

Published: Thursday, March 07, 2019

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) called for higher education institutes to work together with women’s organisations and other relevant bodies to tackle violence against women on...read more

NWCI calls on Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day

Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Following a motion on the Istanbul Convention in the Dail today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to ratify the Convention on International Women’s Day, this Friday, 8th March.   ...read more

Government must do more to protect women and children from men’s violence

Published: Monday, March 04, 2019

In the lead up to International Women’s Day this Friday, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today called on the Government to scale up its response to men’s violence against women. Orla...read more

NWCI backs calls by family of Clodagh Hawe for multi-agency review into her death

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today backed calls by the family of Clodagh Hawe for a multi-agency review into her death and the death of her sons. Alongside this, NWCI called on Minister for Justice and...read more

NWCI calls for a zero tolerance approach to any attempt to coerce or intimidate women

Published: Monday, February 18, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today reiterated its urgent calls for safety zone legislation, following an investigation by The Times. Dr Cliona Loughnane, Women’s Health Coordinator at NWCI said, “Safety zone legislation is...read more

NWCI responds to announcement of Domestic Homicide Reviews

Published: Sunday, February 10, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called on Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan to clarify where the findings of the ten year domestic homicide review promised for February 2017 is. This is following reports today...read more

It Stops Now – NWCI mural on ending sexual violence and harassment installed in University College C

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019

Students in University College Cork will today unveil a mural calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third level institutions. The mural is a part of ItStops Now, a campaign by the National Women&rsquo...read more

Vicky Phelan to open NWCI’s #FemFest

Published: Saturday, January 19, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today announced that Vicky Phelan, the inspirational women’s health campaigner will open #FemFest, Ireland’s biggest conference for young women, in Liberty Hall today. Celebrating Dail100, and joined...read more

NWCI comments on Dail statements and media reports of case of a woman denied an abortion

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today commented on TDs claims’ and media reports that a woman has been denied an abortion.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “Our thoughts in the...read more

National Women’s Council of Ireland welcomes passing of abortion legislation

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the passage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill through the Seanad. Orla O’Connor said, “In a year of historic days, today is another...read more

Ireland needs to set the standard on tackling violence against women

Published: Friday, December 07, 2018

One in five women still experience domestic abuse in Ireland. 9 out of 10 women killed are killed by someone known to them, with 56% killed by a partner or ex-partner. The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, an independent network of 18 grassroots...read more

NWCI welcomes announcement to commence new survey on sexual violence

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the announcement of a new comprehensive report on sexual violence in Ireland ('SAVI 2') and particularly that the survey will be conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). NWCI is very...read more

NWCI welcomes supports for parents in the new Government Early Years Strategy First 5

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has welcomed the announcement of supports for parents in the Government’s early year’s strategy plan First 5. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “State...read more

NWCI welcomes creation of a national roadmap to Gender Equality in Higher Education

Published: Monday, November 12, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has welcomed the publication of the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020 by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor today to combat gender inequality within Higher Education in Ireland. NWCI Director Orla O...read more

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