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NWCI Submission: National Plan on Business and Human Rights

Published: Monday, February 04, 2019

NWCI welcomed the opportunity to provide input into the Baseline Assessment of Legislation and Regulatory Framework, as required by the National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020. NWCI’s comments reflect the lived experiences of the women that we...

Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2019

NWCI, ICTU, SIPTU, and Fórsa jointly wrote to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality regarding the General Scheme of Gender Pay Gap Information Bill. While we warmly welcomed the spirit and direction of the General Scheme, we asked...

NWCI submission on the review of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NWCI has made a submission to The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection who have commissioned Indecon International Consultants to review the implementation of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 and the Updated Plan 2015-2017 (NAPinclusion 2007-2017).

NWCI’s opening statement to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Out of Silence

Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2018

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

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