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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...

Submission to Department of the Taoiseach on Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Programme

Published: Monday, February 22, 2021

Ireland’s allocation of EU funding under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) will be €853m for 2021/2022. NWC calls for funding to be allocated to Deliver Universal Basic Services in care, health and housing; a fairer tax system so that...

Submission to JOC on Children on General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NWC was invited to make a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration on the General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill. Our submission calls for the additional three weeks Parent's...

Submission on the National Economic Plan

Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

NWC sets out our proposals to ensure that the National Economic Plan takes account of the needs of women in Ireland and is capable of driving an equal recovery, including investing in the care economy, decent pay and workers rights,...

Women’s Experiences of Caring during COVID-19

Published: Monday, November 09, 2020

In May 2020, the National Women’s Council (NWC) wanted to understand how COVID-19 was impacting women’s caring responsibilities and their own mental health and wellbeing. This report sets out the findings of our Women’s Experiences of Caring during...

Submission to DEASP on their Statement of Strategy 2020-2023

Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This submission sets out what NWC believes should be the priorities for the Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the next 3 years - gender and equality proofing, ensuring active labour market policy works for women, promoting decent work,...

Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development Statement of Strategy 2021 - 2023

Published: Monday, October 19, 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2021-2023. NWC has made a submission outlining our recommendations for consideration by the Department. This important document will set out the...

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