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Submission to the Low Pay Commission

Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Women are more likely to be min wage or low paid workers. Our experiences are shaped by age, education, family status, being a Traveller or other ethnic minority, disability, migration status, LGBTI+ identity, or living in a rural area. We...

Abortion Working Group Submission to the Public Consultation of the Abortion Review

Published: Monday, March 14, 2022

The Abortion Working Group – comprising over 20 civil society organisations and healthcare providers, led by the National Women’s Council - has submitted a report to the public consultation of the 3-year review of the abortion law highlighting significant ongoing issues...

National Women’s Council Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality

Published: Thursday, March 10, 2022

On March 10th, the National Women's Council gave their statement the Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality regarding recommendations 1-3 of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality. You can read that full statement with recommendations here.

Quick Guide to submitting to the Abortion Review

Published: Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The public consultation to the 3-year Abortion Review is currently open until the 1st of April. We need as many submissions as possible highlighting the barriers to abortion if we’re going to improve abortion access for all women and...

NWCI Financial Statements 2020

Published: Friday, January 21, 2022

Submission to the Commission on Taxation and Welfare

Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022

It is widely accepted that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities. Women took on more unpaid care and the sectors in which women work were disproportionately affected. The pandemic highlighted the male breadwinner model which still prevails in...

Budget 2022 Gender Analysis

Published: Monday, December 20, 2021

Budget 2022 represents the first budget of Ireland's post-Covid 19 economic recovery. With borrowing costs currently low and tax receipts buoyant relative to recent projections, Ireland has space to implement ambitious policies aimed at tackling gender inequality and social injustices. However, progress...

NWC Submission-Review of the Equality Acts Legislation

Published: Monday, December 06, 2021

NWC's submission outlines our recommendations for reform of the Equality Acts Legislation

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.

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