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Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

On 25 September, the National Women’s Council made a written submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. This is ahead of Ireland's State Report that Government will submit to the Committee in 2024. This report will outline...

Input on Online Safety

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Input on Online Safety

NWC Submission on the Draft General Scheme of a DSGBV Agency Bill

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

NWC Submission on the Draft General Scheme of a DSGBV Agency Bill

NWC welcomes the invitation to make a submission on the Draft General Scheme of a DSGBV Agency Bill. Previous submissions, such as NWC Submission on the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and the National Observatory Shadow...

Submission on SICAP New Programme Design

Published: Monday, February 13, 2023

NWC welcomes the invitation to make a submission on the next iteration of the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme. Women’s interests and concerns cut across the full range of community and economic initiatives that are delivered through SICAP....

NWC Submission on the REVIEW OF CIVIL LEGAL AID SCHEME

Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2023

NWC Submission on the REVIEW OF CIVIL LEGAL AID SCHEME

NWC welcomes the invitation to make a submission on the REVIEW OF CIVIL LEGAL AID SCHEME. In 2021, NWC made 2 submissions to the Family Justice Oversight Group1 and the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence that addressed some...

NWC Submission on the Senior Cycle SPHE Redevelopment

Published: Thursday, December 08, 2022

The National Women’s Council welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment’s brief and background paper for the redevelopment of the Senior Cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum which is...

NWC Submission on the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Offences and HT) Bill 2022

Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

NWC Submission on the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Offences and HT) Bill 2022

The National Women's Council submission on the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Sexual Offences and Human Trafficking) Bill 2022.

Written Evidence to the Oireachtas Health Committee on Safe Access Zones

Published: Monday, October 17, 2022

NWC welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Oireachtas Health Committee on the new Government-sponsored Safe Access Zones Bill. At NWC, we believe this Bill represents the swiftest way to protect staff, service-users and the wider community, from ongoing...

Submission on the Draft Junior Cycle SPHE Curriculum

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022

The National Women’s Council welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment’s draft Junior Cycle Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) curriculum which is being updated and will be in place in...

Submission to the Housing Commission on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland

Published: Monday, August 29, 2022

The National Women's Council submission to the Housing Commission on a Referendum on Housing in Ireland calling for a referendum to create a constitutional right to Housing.

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...

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