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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...

Family Justice Oversight Group - Phase 1 Consultation

Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2021

NWC welcomes the invitation to contribute to the Family Justice Oversight Group Phase 1 Consultation. As family law is one of the most pressing and critical issues for the women we work with, we would like to highlight some of the...

Submission to Department of the Taoiseach on Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Programme

Published: Monday, February 22, 2021

Ireland’s allocation of EU funding under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) will be €853m for 2021/2022. NWC calls for funding to be allocated to Deliver Universal Basic Services in care, health and housing; a fairer tax system so that...

Submission to JOC on Children on General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NWC was invited to make a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration on the General Scheme of the Parent’s Leave and Benefit (Amendment) Bill. Our submission calls for the additional three weeks Parent's...

Submission on the National Economic Plan

Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

NWC sets out our proposals to ensure that the National Economic Plan takes account of the needs of women in Ireland and is capable of driving an equal recovery, including investing in the care economy, decent pay and workers rights,...

Submission to DEASP on their Statement of Strategy 2020-2023

Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

This submission sets out what NWC believes should be the priorities for the Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the next 3 years - gender and equality proofing, ensuring active labour market policy works for women, promoting decent work,...

Submission to the Department of Rural and Community Development Statement of Strategy 2021 - 2023

Published: Monday, October 19, 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2021-2023. NWC has made a submission outlining our recommendations for consideration by the Department. This important document will set out the...

Supporting one parent families during and after COVID 19

Published: Friday, September 25, 2020

Joint NGO submission submission on lone parents and COVID, calling for measures that can be taken now to prevent a rise in unemployment among lone parents, a deepening of child poverty and gender inequality, and a rise in family homelessness.

Submission on the Draft Strategic Policy Scheme 2019-2024 for Dublin City Council

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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