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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...

Accessing Abortion in Ireland: Meeting the Needs of Every Woman

Published: Monday, May 24, 2021

Accessing Abortion in Ireland: Meeting the Needs of Every Woman

This paper, commissioned by the National Women’s Council and authored by Dr Sinéad Kennedy explores the provision of abortion services in Ireland under the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 (ToP) since their introduction in January 2019. It...

NWC Submission on a Family Friendly and Inclusive Parliament

Published: Friday, May 07, 2021

NWC welcomes the opportunity to put in a submission to the newly established Family Friendly Forum. The pandemic has served as a reminder of the complexity of human life and poised unique challenges in maintaining a work-life balance with long-term...

NWC Submission to the Child Maintenance Review Group

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We welcome the invitation to make a submission on the issues raised in the consultation document. In 2017, NWC outlined the challenges faced by women in securing child maintenance to the Law Reform Commission. As Chair of the National Observatory on...

Submission on the General Scheme of the Family Court Bill

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

NWC welcomes the invitation to make a submission on the General Scheme of the Family Court Bill. In February this year we made a submission to the Family Justice Oversight Group that addressed some of the reforms that we consider...

Submission to the Initial State Report under the UNCRPD

Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2021

We have made a submission on the initial state report under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) based on the views and perspectives of disabled women and our group members. Disabled women encounter and...

National One Parent Family Alliance position on child maintenance

Published: Friday, March 26, 2021

The National One Parent Family Alliance, of which NWC is a member, has published its joint position on child maintenance as part of the Child Maintenance Review Group's consultation. We are calling for a Statutory Maintenance Agency or equivalent mechanism...

Submission to Commission on Pensions

Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Women experience deep inequalities in our pensions system. Gender inequalities in the labour market coupled with social norms and public policies that continue to place responsibility for care on women’s shoulders are reinforced by a pensions system that is...

Establishing a women’s caucus - Guidelines for Women Councillors

Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2021

To support women's caucuses at local level, we have developed guidelines for women councillors.

Establishing a women’s caucus - Guidelines for Local Authorities

Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2021

To support the development of women's caucus at local level, we have developed guidelines for Local Authorities.

Women doing politics differently

Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Women doing politics differently

Women’s caucuses have been established in political institutions around the world to strengthen cross-party cooperation among women politicians and to enhance the recruitment of new women candidates. Drawing on extensive research with women councillors and other key stakeholders, this...

Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2021

NWC welcomes the opportunity to make a submission on the General Scheme of the Electoral reform bill. We welcome reform in this area and are supportive of a number of proposals. We are asking the commission to also address the...

Family Justice Oversight Group - Phase 1 Consultation

Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2021

NWC welcomes the invitation to contribute to the Family Justice Oversight Group Phase 1 Consultation. As family law is one of the most pressing and critical issues for the women we work with, we would like to highlight some of the...

Victim’s Testimony in Rape and Sexual Assault

Published: Friday, February 26, 2021

Victim’s Testimony in Rape and Sexual Assault

NWC welcomes the opportunity to input into the Justice Committees consideration of a ‘victim’s testimony in cases of rape and sexual assault’. NWC’s comments reflect the lived experiences of the women that we have worked with and that...

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