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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...

Submission to the NCCA SPHE Curriculum Consultation

Published: Friday, November 05, 2021

The National Women’s Council welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment’s consultation on the junior cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum which is being updated and will be...

National One Parent Family Alliance Budget 2022 Priorities

Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2021

National One Parent Family Alliance Budget 2022 Priorities

One parent families continue to be the group most at risk of poverty in Ireland today. Prior to the pandemic, 17% of one parent families lived in consistent poverty, 45% were experiencing enforced deprivation and almost 80% were unable to afford an unexpected...

Submission on Irelands CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

Published: Thursday, September 02, 2021

We welcome the opportunity to make this submission to Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027. This significant investment offers a real opportunity to support women in agriculture, countering the perception that farming is a male occupation and shifting the cultural...

Towards a National Action Plan Against Racism in Ireland

Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2021

NWC and women’s organisations across Ireland must speak out against racism and emerging far right groups/movements in Ireland and globally. The voices of women and people directly affected by racism must be central to our discussions. Racism and...

A Care Economy for a Fair Economy – Investing and Delivering for Women in Budget 2022

Published: Monday, July 26, 2021

Women entered the pandemic with fewer resources – less wealth, lower incomes, greater unpaid care responsibilities and a reliance on low paid and precarious work. A year on, it is clear that the immediate gendered effects of the pandemic have been...

NWC Submission to the Department of Social Protection on Budget 2022

Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

NWC calls for investment in the care economy to be a hallmark of Budget 2022.

Women in Rural Communities Paper

Published: Thursday, July 08, 2021

This paper is informed by the perspectives of our members and the lived experience of women. NWC has many rurally based organisations in its membership. It seeks to analyse women’s equality and human rights issues from a rural perspective...

Disabled Women’s Group Submission to Third National Strategy on DSGBV

Published: Monday, July 05, 2021

Disabled Women’s Group Submission to Third National Strategy on DSGBV

The Disabled Women’s Group (DWG) was established in March 2020. The DWG have been working collectively on the inclusion and visibility of disabled women across the National Women’s Council (NWC) strengthening the policy and advocacy work on health, care,...

NWC Submission on the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender- Based Violence

Published: Monday, July 05, 2021

NWC Submission on the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender- Based Violence

NWC welcome the opportunity to make a submission on the Third National Strategy (TNS) on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (DSGBV). We also welcome the alignment of the TNS with the obligations set forth in the Council of Europe Convention...

Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The Case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021

The global spread of corporate quotas for women over the past 30 years is both remarkable and consequential. After adoption, quotas have influenced the number of women on boards, the performance and outcomes of decision-making bodies, and broader public attitudes. ...

NWC Submission to the Agrifood Strategy 2030

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NWC Submission to the Agrifood Strategy 2030

Agriculture is an important part of rural life and women on Irish farms make a substantial contribution. Positive action and specific targeted measures are required to address the persistent gender gap in land ownership and ensure that young women can...

No Woman Left Behind

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NWC's Strategic Plan 2021-2024 outlines NWC's ambition, purpose, values and goals for the organisation.

Our Lives Our Rights Our Voice - NWC Annual Report 2020

Published: Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Find out about NWC key campaigns, events and activities in 2020.

Submission to DCEDIY on Flexible Working

Published: Friday, May 28, 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) supports the introduction of legislation on flexible working to ensure that flexible working is open to all. Flexible working has the potential to make it easier to combine paid work with caring responsibilities and...

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