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National Women’s Council Holds First Meeting of All-Island Women’s Forum

Published: Thursday, July 29, 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is delighted to hold the first meeting of the All-Island Women’s Forum today  Led by the National Women’s Council (NWC), The Women’s Forum aims to address...

National Women’s Council Announces All-Island Women’s Forum Members

Published: Thursday, July 22, 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today announced the All-Island Women’s Forum participants, consisting of 28 members, 14 from Northern Ireland and 14 from the South.   Led by the National Women’s Council (NWC), The Women’s...

National Women’s Council announces creation of all-island Women’s Forum

Published: Thursday, July 01, 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today announced the setting up of an all-island Women’s Forum which will provide a space for women from across the island for cross border cooperation and dialogue. Led by the National...

Huge concern over lack of attention to gender equality in economic decisions

Published: Monday, June 28, 2021

Speaking ahead of the National Economic Dialogue today (28th June 2021), the National Women’s Council (NWC) called for significant investment in a public childcare model, public services and the care economy to tackle persistent inequalities for women and...

#JobFairy - Join our team, we have some exciting vacancies!

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021

We currently have a number of vacancies. Please click on the links below to find out more about each of the positions.  Digital Campaigns and Communications Officer (3 days/week)  Women's Health Officer (Full Time 5 days/week)...

National Women’s Council calls for 40 per cent legislative quota for female representation on corpor

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021

A 40 per cent legislative quota for female representation on corporate boards must be introduced. That’s according to the National Women’s Council, who are today (22.06.2021) launching a new research report and campaign making the case for legislative...

Defending the right not to be bought or sold for sex

Published: Monday, June 21, 2021

Participants at today’s webinar on the new Beyond Exploitation campaign, led by the National Women’s Council in partnership with Ruhama and Immigrant Council of Ireland, heard from a wide range of civil society organisations, trades unions...

Women want to see a different society – not go back to the ‘old normal’

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today (15th June) has set out a new ambition and priorities for women over the next four year with the launch of ‘No Woman Left Behind’, NWC’s new Strategic...

UK statistics on abortion highlight urgent need to improve abortion access in Ireland

Published: Thursday, June 10, 2021

In response to today’s statistics from the UK showing that almost 200 women and pregnant people from Ireland travelled to England and Wales for abortion care in 2020, the National Women’s Council (NWC) called on the Government to...

NWC calls for improved abortion care ahead of three-year Government Review

Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

“I took abortion pills in Ireland which didn’t work and then I was 13 weeks so my GP said I have to go to England. The costs will be way more than I can afford so I was...

We are recruiting for a Finance Officer

Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The ambition of the National Women’s Council is an Ireland where every woman enjoys true equality and no woman is left behind. This ambition shapes and informs our work, and, with our living values, how we work. We...

Citizens’ Assembly: Citizens lead change for women’s equality

Published: Saturday, April 24, 2021

In response to the announcement of the results of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality today (24th April), the National Women’s Council (NWC) hailed the recommendations by the Citizens as a breakthrough for women’s equality and...

NWC is delighted to announce that the Digital Repository of Ireland has joined as a member group.

Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

NWC is delighted to announce that the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has joined as a member group. DRI is a national digital repository for Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data, providing reliable, long-term,...

We are recruiting for a Head of Mobilisation and Campaigns

Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The National Women’s Council is the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland, founded in 1973. We have over 190-member groups and a large and growing community of individual supporters. The ambition of...

Joint statement on unanswered calls by An Garda Síochána

Published: Monday, June 28, 2021

NWC, ICCL, FLAC and SiSi are calling for an independent review of the cancelled emergency calls and the failure of An Garda Síochána (AGS) to appropriately respond to emergency calls since the start of 2019. This...

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