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Government must increase social welfare rates to support women and lone parents

Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Press Release, 2 August 2022  Ahead of the launch of its Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2023, the National Women’s Council (NWC) called on the Government to tackle the cost of living crisis for women through investment in public services...

Legal barriers must be addressed in abortion review

Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (12 July 2022) strongly welcomed the publication of the Unplanned Pregnancy Support and Abortion Care (UnPAC) Study which will form an integral part of the ongoing review of the operation of the (Termination of...

Government must introduce legislation for Gender Quotas on Boards

Published: Thursday, July 07, 2022

National Women’s Council calls on Government to support Deputy Higgins’ Private Members’ Bill on Board Gender Quotas For Immediate release – Thursday 7th July 2022 Today (July 7th) the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWC)...

Beyond Exploitation welcomes recognition of prostitution as a form of violence against women

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Today (Tuesday, 28th June 2022), Beyond Exploitation, Ireland’s civil society campaign to end sexual exploitation in Ireland, welcomed the ground-breaking recognition of prostitution and sexual exploitation as a form of violence against women in the newly published Third National...

National Women’s Council welcomes most significant strategy for women’s equality

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (28th June 2022) strongly welcomed the Third National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence as the most significant strategy for women and women’s equality. Responding to the publication of the...

‘A denial of healthcare’ – More than 700 Irish residents have travelled for abortion care since 2019

Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New statistics released today (21st June 2022) by the UK government show 775 Irish residents have been forced to travel for abortion care since the abortion legislation was introduced in Ireland.[1] In total, 206 Irish residents were forced to travel in 2021 an increase...

Lack of affordable childcare remains single biggest barrier to women’s equal participation

Published: Monday, June 20, 2022

At the National Economic Dialogue, the National Women’s Council today (Monday, 20th June 2022) called on the Government to tackle the cost of living crisis for women through investment in public services and income supports in Budget 2023. As a...

NWC Statement to RTE’s Liveline programme - Thursday 9th June 2022

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022

In response to a press release that we received ahead of our Annual General Meeting on the 9th June 2022 stating that an organisation called 'The Countess'  "will be staging an action at the AGM of the...

NWC statement on inclusive language

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

We condemn the ongoing misrepresentation of our position on the use of the word ‘woman’ in legislation and policy. We believe the attempts to misrepresent our position on this are a deliberate attempt to create a false and...

National Women’s Council announces Margaret Martin as new Chairperson

Published: Friday, June 10, 2022

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is delighted to announce Margaret Martin as our new Chairperson and Jennifer Okeke Campbell as our Deputy Chairperson. Margaret Martin and Jennifer Okeke Campbell were elected by NWC members at NWC’s...

NWC calls for Care referendum in 2023

Published: Thursday, June 09, 2022

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (Thursday, 9th June) has called on the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality to prioritise the necessary changes in our Constitution on women and the value of care in our society by...

Call for Government to look to Norway model for proof that legislative gender quotas work

Published: Friday, May 27, 2022

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is calling on the Government to look to the success of the Norwegian model of legislative gender quotas in its urge for political support for the Private Members Bill on gender...

Half of counties in Ireland have less than 10 GPs offering abortion care

Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

On the fourth anniversary of Repeal the 8th, the National Women’s Council (NWC) called on the Government to address the lack of nationwide abortion services which is severely impacting women and pregnant people’s access to care. ...

Irish government must protect women and children fleeing war from trafficking and exploitation

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Beyond Exploitation, Ireland’s civil society campaign for equality and freedom from sexual exploitation, called on the Government to protect women and children fleeing the war in Ukraine from trafficking and exploitation. The call was made at an international...

Women can never take their reproductive rights for granted – NMH Protest

Published: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Today the National Women’s Council will join with women and campaigning groups outside the Dáil to call for a publicly owned, secular National Maternity Hospital. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWC said, “We know...

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