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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

COVID-19 NGO Group - Marginalised Groups and Promoting Equality, Inclusion and Human Rights

Published: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, a group of over 20 NGOs, facilitated by Community Work Ireland, have been meeting online to share information on COVID-19 related issues and challenges and the responses needed to mitigate the consequences for the already marginalised...

Submission to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Sustainable Mobility Review

Published: Friday, February 28, 2020

As part of the Public consultation on the Department of Transport policies on public transport and active travel, NWCI and Dublin Cycling Campaign developed this submission. It also has feedback from our members West Clare Family Resource Centre, Longford Women's...

NWCI Submission on a Legal Framework for Abortion in Northern Ireland

Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

NWCI submission on a legal framework for abortion in Northern Ireland calling for woman-centred and inclusive legislation which facilitates universal access to safe, legal and local abortion care services.

Online harassment, Harmful Communication and Related Offences - NWCI Submission 2019

Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NWCI Submission on Access to Contraception

Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019

NWCI submission on access to contraception calling for the development of a contraception scheme which provides the most effective and appropriate methods of contraception free-of-charge to all women and men who wish to avail of them.

Response to Study on Familicide and Domestic Homicide Reviews

Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

NWCI submission to the independent specialist in-depth research study on familicide and domestic homicide reviews which was commissioned by the Department of Justice and Equality.

NWCI Submission to Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Travellers

Published: Monday, June 17, 2019

How can we make Ireland more equitable for Travellers? The Seanad Public Consultation Committee wants your ideas on how we can achieve full equality for Travellers. NWCI have prepared our submission and endorse the proposals and recommendations of the National...

The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill NWCI Recommended Amendments

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) warmly welcomes the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 and the development of meaningful interventions to improve women’s careers and workforce diversity and inclusion. The Bill introduces some important provisions and once...

NWCI submission on the review of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NWCI has made a submission to The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection who have commissioned Indecon International Consultants to review the implementation of the National Action Plan for Social Inclusion 2007-2016 and the Updated Plan 2015-2017 (NAPinclusion 2007-2017).

NWCI Submission to the Departments proposals to develop a retirement savings scheme

Published: Friday, October 12, 2018

The Government is making proposals to develop an automatic retirement savings scheme to begin in 2022. NWCI welcome the opportunity to present our views on the proposals. We are concerned that will not address the gender pension gap and tying the...

Investing in Women’s Futures

Published: Monday, September 24, 2018

NWCI's Pre-Budget Submission 2019 outlines key recommendations to promote women's equality in Budget 2019

NWCI Submission on Government Proposals for a Total Contributions Approach for the State Pension

Published: Monday, September 03, 2018

The Government is making proposals to change how the contributory state pension is calculated. Government plans propose that the current system of yearly averaging be replaced with a Total Contributions Approach from 2020. We believe an universal pension system which gives...

NWCI Submission to the Traveller Health Action Plan, July 2018

Published: Monday, July 09, 2018

Traveller women experience stark health inequalities due to structural inequalities and social determinants of health, including poor accommodation conditions, poverty, illiteracy and discrimination.1 Traveller women have also identified significant barriers to health services, including: discrimination and racism (both at individual...

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