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NWCI raises concerns around safe and local access to abortion care services

Published: Monday, June 24, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today raised concerns about the ongoing delay to the introduction of safety zone legislation, as well as the lack of abortion care services in St Luke’s General Hospital in...

NWCI welcomes focus on care in Citizens Assembly on gender equality

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the establishment of a new citizens’ assembly to bring forward proposals on gender equality, tasked with discussing the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination in Ireland. Orla O&rsquo...

The European Economic and Social Committee has launched the 11th edition of its Civil Society Prize.

Published: Friday, June 07, 2019

The aim of this prize is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. The overall objective of the prize is...

No breakthrough for women in Local Elections - it’s time for gender quotas

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

NWCI today welcomed the increased number of women elected as Councillors in the Local Elections but is very disappointed about the missed opportunity to break the critical barrier of 30% of women’s representation in Local Government. Orla O&rsquo...

NWCI welcomes resounding Yes vote in the divorce referendum

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the resounding Yes vote in the divorce referendum.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “We welcome the decisive Yes vote in today’s divorce...

Vote Yes for a more compassionate divorce process

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

NWCI is calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on divorce so that we can create a more compassionate divorce process for people who need it.  To raise awareness about the referendum and why we are supporting...

Perinatal Mental Health in Focus

Published: Friday, May 17, 2019

We held our first Women’s Mental Health Network event in May, focusing on perinatal mental health. Women can experience poor mental health during the perinatal period – during pregnancy and a year post-birth. Research has found that 10-15%...

Ireland South Candidates make their pitch for a Feminist Europe in Cork

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019

With less than two weeks to go until polling day in the European Parliament elections, Ireland South candidates gathered tonight with NWCI members and supporters in Cork to outline their vision for a feminist Europe. Laura Harmon, Women ...

Celebrating 120 years of local government in Monaghan

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019

“I love my work. I feel I’m there for the people – on the ground. You don’t get everything for them but you do all you possibly can for people. I really enjoy my work....

Community Platform Election Manifestos

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

In the run up to the Local and European Elections in 2019, the Community Platform has developed manifestos and materials to promote and support the delivery of positive social values. These values are Community, Decency and Participation. Electing people who...

NWCI calls for amendments to Gender Pay Gap Information Bill

Published: Monday, May 13, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill in the Dail, but expressed concern that the Bill does not go far enough, and called...

We need more women in local politics

Published: Friday, May 03, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today (3rd May) launched its #FeministCommunities manifesto for the local elections on May 24th, and called for a breakthrough election for women in local politics. NWCI is calling on local candidates...

#JobFairy - NWCI is currently recruiting for a Reproductive Health Rights Officer

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women. We represent 180-member groups as well as a wide range of individual members from a diversity of backgrounds,...

#JobFairy - NWCI is currently recruiting for a Violence against Women Officer

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women. We represent 180 member groups as well as a wide range of individual members from a diversity of backgrounds,...

NWCI calls for a Yes vote to create greater certainty and clarity for families going through divorce

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on divorce on May 24th.   The call was made at the NWCI members and friends meeting...

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