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Women in Rural Communities Paper

Published: Thursday, July 08, 2021

This paper is informed by the perspectives of our members and the lived experience of women. NWC has many rurally based organisations in its membership. It seeks to analyse women’s equality and human rights issues from a rural perspective...

Disabled Women’s Group Submission to Third National Strategy on DSGBV

Published: Monday, July 05, 2021

Disabled Women’s Group Submission to Third National Strategy on DSGBV

The Disabled Women’s Group (DWG) was established in March 2020. The DWG have been working collectively on the inclusion and visibility of disabled women across the National Women’s Council (NWC) strengthening the policy and advocacy work on health, care,...

NWC Submission on the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender- Based Violence

Published: Monday, July 05, 2021

NWC Submission on the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender- Based Violence

NWC welcome the opportunity to make a submission on the Third National Strategy (TNS) on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (DSGBV). We also welcome the alignment of the TNS with the obligations set forth in the Council of Europe Convention...

Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The Case for Legislative Gender Quotas in Ireland

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021

The global spread of corporate quotas for women over the past 30 years is both remarkable and consequential. After adoption, quotas have influenced the number of women on boards, the performance and outcomes of decision-making bodies, and broader public attitudes. ...

NWC Submission to the Agrifood Strategy 2030

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NWC Submission to the Agrifood Strategy 2030

Agriculture is an important part of rural life and women on Irish farms make a substantial contribution. Positive action and specific targeted measures are required to address the persistent gender gap in land ownership and ensure that young women can...

No Woman Left Behind

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

NWC's Strategic Plan 2021-2024 outlines NWC's ambition, purpose, values and goals for the organisation.

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...

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