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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...

Feminist Future: Programme for Government

Published: Wednesday, April 08, 2020

NWCI's Feminist Future Programme for Government document, calling on the new Government to significantly invest in public services and infrastructure to build on the response to COVID 19.

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

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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...

Time to Act to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017

NWCI’s mission is to achieve equality for women, central to that is the achievement economic independence and economic equality. The gap in earnings between women and men goes to the heart of inequality between women and men in the...

NWCI Opening Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection on Indirect Gender Discrimination in State Pension Policy

Published: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Women predominately rely on State Pensions to provide an income in their older years. Yet for a number of reasons, both historical and current, women continue to have less access to State Pensions then men. Currently 84% of those receiving a...

NWCI Presentation to pre-meeting of the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus on Gender Budgeting in Ireland

Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ireland’s budgetary process has long faced criticism for its opaque and complex nature. Recent reform aimed at providing for greater parliamentary participation and transparency are to be welcomed. In order to achieve equality, we must act purposefully. It requires...

NWCI Presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on the Low Pay Commission

Published: Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Over 60% of those on low pay are women and, according to the CSO, 50% of women in Ireland are earning €20,000 or less. The establishment of a Low Pay Commission is a positive step and a very welcome recognition of a serious...

Inspiring Women, Inspiring Stories

Published: Monday, January 06, 2014

This publication of the personal experiences of some of Ireland’s women has been produced by National Women’s Council of Ireland, supported by the European Commission Representation in Ireland. NWCI would like to thank Niamh O’Carroll, Project Director,...

UNSCR 1325 & The Participation and Representation of Women: Salome Mbugua Presentation

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Presentation highlights the difficulties faced by migrant women of all backgrounds and of different immigration status in Ireland.

UNSCR 1325 & The Participation and Representation of Women: Shirley Graham Presentation

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Highlights from PHD research titled ‘Equal but Different: Gender Discourses in the Social Relations of Irish Peacekeepers & Possibilities for Transformation’, focusing on the challenges to including women in peacekeeping. In essence, the research is providing baseline data for the Defence...

A Guide to Fundraising for National Women’s Council of Ireland

Published: Friday, September 27, 2013

A Guide to Fundraising for National Women’s Council of Ireland

Fundraising on behalf of NWCI will not only help to increase our awareness and raise vital funds, but will give you, your family, friends, colleagues or community a chance to have some fun together!

The Constitution, Gender and Reform

Published: Monday, September 24, 2012

The Constitution, Gender and Reform

The paper is a working paper drafted for consultation with members. After this consultation process the final contents of the text will be broken down in to sub-sections and published as individual policy documents for submission to the Constitutional Convention....

National Women’s Council of Ireland Draft Strategic Plan 2011 - 2014

Published: Thursday, April 14, 2011

National Women’s Council of Ireland Draft Strategic Plan 2011 - 2014

Dear Members,Please click here to read our draft Strategic Plan for member's reference in preparation of motions for the 2011 AGM which will take place on the 23rd June.ᅠ

Good Practice Guide

Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Good Practice Guide

Good Practice Guide

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