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Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The National Women’s Council submission to the Joint Committee of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on the role of the Electoral Commission in supporting political candidacy and participation in all electoral processes.

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.

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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