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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...

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...

NWCI welcomes Government commitment to tackling non-consensual distribution of intimate images

Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will seek approval from Cabinet for proposed legislation aimed at tackling the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Tara Brown, Violence...

Care always costs : NWCI welcomes plans for new parental leave scheme

Published: Friday, April 26, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the Government’s publication of its plans for a new parental scheme, and called for an incremental introduction of paid parental leave up to 26 weeks. Jennifer McCarthy Flynn,...

12 MEP candidates across all constituencies sign up to NWCI’s #FeministEurope manifesto

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the few hours since the #FeministEurope manifesto was launched, MEP candidates across all three European constituencies have signed the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) manifesto. This includes candidates from Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, the Social Democrats,...

#FeministEurope

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

NWCI launched its European Election campaign today (11 April), calling on voters to give a strong mandate to the European Parliament to progress feminist policies that promote an inclusive and sustainable Europe for all. To kick off the campaign NWCI launches...

Legislation requiring companies disclose gender pay gap should be more broadly applicable

Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill, but expressed concern that the Bill does not go far enough. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, &ldquo...

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