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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...

We repealed the 8th Amendment

Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

As one of the leading organisations of the Together for Yes campaign, NWCI hailed the momentous Yes vote to remove the 8th Amendment from the Constitution as a historic moment of change in Ireland for...

Data collection and analysis around domestic and sexual violence

Published: Monday, April 16, 2018

NWCI expressed concern over reports that the Gardai have been overstating the number of sex crimes reported by as much as 26% in some years. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “The figures showing how Gardai have...

Gender budgeting: NWCI appeared before the Budgetary Oversight Committee

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

NWCI appeared before the Budgetary Oversight Committee, to provide an assessment on the Equality Budgeting piloting initiative led by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DEPR). Eilís Ní Chaithnía, Policy Coordinator with NWCI said, ...

Storm Emma emphasised the need to remove the Eighth Amendment

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

NWCI said that as transport and travel services were cancelled and curtailed it emphasised why we must remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution and recognise the need for abortion care in Ireland.  Orla O’Connor, Director...

NWCI responded to the appearance of Garda Síochana Analysis Unit at the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

NWCI responded to the appearance of members of the Garda Síochana Analysis Unit at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality hearing on the review of homicide cases. Orla O’Connor, Director of the National Women...

NWCI welcomed widening of access to free contraception

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

The Government announced plans to provide free access to contraception for all. NWCI strongly supports these moves to ensure that contraception is affordable and accessible in Ireland. Currently, free access to contraception is limited to those with medical cards. ...

NWCI welcomed review of the prosecution process in sexual violence cases

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

NWCI welcomed Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan’s commitment to review the prosecution process in sexual violence cases as an important step on the road to a prosecution process which supports victims of violence against women and...

Renewed calls for mandatory gender pay gap reporting

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

As UK companies reported on their gender pay gap at the beginning of April, NWCI renewed calls on the Irish Government to introduce pay transparency legislation. Eilís Ní Chaithnía, Policy Coordinator said, “NWCI...

NWCI Paper: The Female Face of Homelessness

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

On the eve of the National Day of Action against Homelessness and the Housing Crisis, NWCI launched a paper documenting the impact of homelessness on women’s health. The paper outlines key recommendations both to address the...

Women in Rural Communities – NWCI Members and Friends Meeting

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

(Picured above from L to R are: Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO Longford Women's Link; Louise Lennon, Policy and Communications Officer Irish Rural Link; Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, chairperson NWCI; and Louise Lovett, CEO...

Launch of Together for Yes!

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018

On March 22, leading figures from the legal, medical, and political worlds officially launched “Together For Yes”, the national civil society campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. The National Women’s Council of Ireland...

International Women’s Day 2018

Published: Friday, April 06, 2018

(Pictured above: members of the Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment and the NWCI at the 'Votes for Repeal' march) There were many amazing events taking place all over the country this year to celebrate International Women’s Day ...

NWCI Open Conversations

Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Over the past few months, NWCI has been facilitating open conversation on the Eighth Amendment, abortion and the Irish constitution all over the country. During these sessions, participants are given unbiased information about the legal impact of the Eighth Amendment,...

Get referendum ready table quiz

Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2018

As part of NWCI’s work on women’s reproductive health, we held a table quiz to raise funds for our open conversations on the Eighth Amendment, abortion and the constitution all over the country. We were delighted...

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