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NWCI launches campaign video to tackle sexual harassment and violence on campus

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) launches its #ItStopsNow campaign today, highlighting the systemic problem of sexual violence and harassment faced by third-level students and calling for collective action to ensure the safety, equality and full participation...read more

No feminist Budget 2019

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How did Budget 2019 impact women and how can we measure it – this was the topic of a seminar organised by the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today, supported by the Department of Justice and Equality, and...read more

Who is your #FeministPresident?

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2018

As part of the presidential election campaign, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today launched a public discussion on women’s equality in the election campaign for a new President.  NWCI asked all presidential...read more

Turning point for women’s health

Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, that funding will be made available for the development of a Women’s Health Action Plan in 2019 Orla O...read more

NWCI welcomes investment in childcare and housing in Budget 2019

Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

NWCI welcomes investment in childcare and housing in Budget 2019 but questions delivery and pace of change   Press Release, 9 October 2018   In response to Budget 2019 announced today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomed investment into...read more

NWCI pays tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Published: Sunday, October 07, 2018

It is with great sadness that the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has learned of the passing of Emma Mhic Mhathúna today. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “We express our deepest...read more

NWCI provides a way forward to tackle sexual violence on campus

Published: Thursday, October 04, 2018

NWCI provides a way forward to tackle sexual violence on campus Press Release, 4 October 2018 At the National workshop on consent in Higher Education, convened by Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, in Dublin Castle today, the National...read more

Historic legislation for women’s equality

Published: Thursday, October 04, 2018

Historic legislation for women’s equality NWCI calls for abortion legislation to ensure access to care for women Press Release, 4 October 2018 As the Oireachtas starts debating the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill, the National Women’s Council...read more

Homelessness is our most serious equality challenge

Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI has called the homeless and housing crisis “our most serious equality challenge”. Orla O’Connor continued, “This crisis is a women’s issue, it’s having a...read more

NWCI calls for Budget 2019 to fund Women’s Health Action Plan

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Launching its Pre-Budget Submission 2019 today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to prioritise investment in the area of women’s health and a reversal of cuts and investment in crucial services...read more

NWCI calls on Justice Committee to recommend Citizens’ Assembly on Care

Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NWCI has called today on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality to recommend the establishment of a Citizens’ Assembly type public consultation to consider constitutional and legislative options in relation to Article 41.2 on women in the home. ...read more

NWCI welcomes emphasis on human rights and partnership approach in Future of Policing Report

Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In response to the publication of the Commission on Future of Policing in Ireland, NWCI has welcomed the focus on human rights, a partnership approach and improved data systems. NWCI would have liked to see a greater emphasis on the...read more

NWCI welcomes Budget 2019 paid parental leave proposals

Published: Monday, September 17, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed Government proposals introducing paid parental leave for the first time, in Budget 2019. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “ Budget 2019 measures to facilitate two...read more

NWCI responds to the publication of the Scally CervicalCheck Inquiry

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today responded to the Scally CervicalCheck Inquiry, urging the recommendations to be implemented urgently and ensure that women’s health is prioritised as a matter of urgency by the Minister...read more

NWCI pays tribute to Sylvia Meehan

Published: Thursday, September 06, 2018

It is with great sadness that the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has learned today of the passing of women’s rights campaigner, Sylvia Meehan. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “We offer...read more

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