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Orla O’Connor: We must recognise harassment for what it is – it is gender-based violence

Published: Thursday, December 10, 2020

This year has been like no other. As the global 16 Days of Action on violence against women end today, we know that domestic violence rose significantly during the COVID-19 restrictions.  Frontline services reported significant increases in calls to helplines...

Covid-19 hit women hard, now Budget 2021 must support women

Published: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Covid-19 impacted on every family in Ireland, through the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or the impact of lockdown, and the effects of this global pandemic will be with us all...

Orla O’Connor: Why is ending violence against women not an election issue?

Published: Sunday, February 02, 2020

One in four women in Ireland experience physical and sexual violence, yet we have heard precious little on the issue throughout this 2020 general election campaign.  While the nature of abuse means this may not be an issue that comes...

#FemGen 2020 - Leo Varadkar, Fine Gael

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist? Yes. ...

#FemGen 2020 - Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Absolutely...

#FemGen 2020 - Mary Lou McDonald, Sinn Féin

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist? Yes, I...

#FemGen 2020 - Eamon Ryan, Green Party

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist? Yes. What...

#FemGen 2020 - Brendan Howlin, Labour Party

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions. Do you consider yourself a feminist? Yes, I do....

#FemGen 2020 - Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall, Social Democrats

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Yes,...

#FemGen 2020 - Bríd Smith, People Before Profit

Published: Sunday, January 26, 2020

As part of our #FemGen general election campaign 2020, NWCI has asked the party leaders of the main political parties to outline their commitment to women's equality by answering four questions.  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Yes. ...