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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

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.

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