National Women’s Council All-Island Women’s Forum Report 2021 - 22
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2022
The National Women's Council All-Island Women’s Forum Report highlights the findings and recommendations of the NWC All-Island Women Forum following one year of monthly discussions on key issues affecting women across the island. The Forum is coordinated by the National Women’s Council (NWC) and brings together women from both sides of the border, from marginalised communities, and spanning generations. As well as centring women’s voices in peacebuilding, the forum found that more must be done to build all-island alliances and solidarity. The Forum has made a number of recommendations to both governments, including developing an all-island strategy on gender-based violence, introducing gender quotas for local politics, and a North-South media partnership which would increase women’s voices on all-island issues. The Forum represents a contribution by the National Women’s Council to the Irish Government’s Shared Island initiative in the Department of An Taoiseach, by enhancing civil society links and supporting engagement by women, across communities and traditions on the island, on issues of common concern. The forum is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund.