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NWCI Submission to the Departments proposals to develop a retirement savings scheme

Published: Friday, October 12, 2018

The Government is making proposals to develop an automatic retirement savings scheme to begin in 2022. NWCI welcome the opportunity to present our views on the proposals. We are concerned that will not address the gender pension gap and tying the...

Response to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill

Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2018

NWCI welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 (henceforth “the Bill”). Our submission is based on extensive research, direct account of women's personal testimonies and over thirty years of policy development in the...

Investing in Women’s Futures

Published: Monday, September 24, 2018

NWCI's Pre-Budget Submission 2019 outlines key recommendations to promote women's equality in Budget 2019

Submission to the Policing Authority – Policing Priorities for 2019

Published: Monday, September 10, 2018

The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women welcomes the opportunity to input into the development of the 2019 Policing Priorities. In this submission we provide our recommendations for how the draft priorities can be strengthened to prevent violence against women (VAW),...

Submission to the HIQA Public Consultation:  HPV Vaccination

Published: Monday, September 10, 2018

NWCI supports a gender neutral HPV vaccination programme as vaccinating both girls and boys would reduce HPV related disease in Ireland, particularly reducing the risk of women getting cervical cancer NWCI recognises cervical cancer as a major health issue for...

NWCI Submission on Government Proposals for a Total Contributions Approach for the State Pension

Published: Monday, September 03, 2018

The Government is making proposals to change how the contributory state pension is calculated. Government plans propose that the current system of yearly averaging be replaced with a Total Contributions Approach from 2020. We believe an universal pension system which gives...


Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Transparency around pay is essential, so that we can remove the question of gender-influenced pay. Pay transparency is an internationally recognized tool in closing the gender pay gap. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Labour Organisation and...

NWCI Submission to the Traveller Health Action Plan, July 2018

Published: Monday, July 09, 2018

Traveller women experience stark health inequalities due to structural inequalities and social determinants of health, including poor accommodation conditions, poverty, illiteracy and discrimination.1 Traveller women have also identified significant barriers to health services, including: discrimination and racism (both at individual...

Amalgamated Accounts 2017

Published: Friday, June 29, 2018

Feminists are Everywhere: Annual Report 2017

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Impact of Homelessness on Women’s Health

Published: Friday, April 06, 2018

On the eve of the National Day of Action against Homelessness and the Housing Crisis (7th April 2018), the National Women’s Council of Ireland has launched a paper documenting the impact of homelessness on women’s health. The paper outlines...

NWCI’S Response to the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

Published: Friday, March 02, 2018

In February 2018, NWCI made a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health which is undertaking Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill. NWCI welcomes the development of legislation on AHR, which when implemented can have a significant...

NWCI Opening Statement to Budgetary Oversight Committee - Gender Budgeting

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Chathaoirleach and members of the committee, Thank you for the invitation to appear before the Committee and the opportunity to comment on the Equality Budgeting initiative led by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DEPR) and undertaken by...

BREXIT: The Impact & Perspectives from Women in Disadvantaged & Rural Areas in Northern Ireland

Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

BREXIT: The Impact & Perspectives from Women in Disadvantaged & Rural Areas in Northern Ireland

Just launched in Feb 2018, this Paper by the Women's Regional Consortium explores the perspectives & impacts of BREXIT of women living and working in disadvantaged and rural areas of Northern Ireland. Perspectives includes: 1) Representation of Northern Ireland’s interests & Women’s...

NWCI Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018

In January 2018, NWCI welcomed the opportunity to input into the work of the Joint Oireachtas Committee to develop ‘a single, long-term vision for mental health care and the direction of mental health policy in Ireland’. As the differing health needs...

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