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Abortion Working Group concerned over planned 40 days of protests outside Maternity Hospital

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Abortion Working Group, chaired by the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), today expressed concerns that the failure to introduce Safety Zone legislation means an anti-abortion protest, planned for 40 days outside the national maternity hospital, will proceed...

National Women’s Council of Ireland welcomes recognition as Sustainable Development Goal champion

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today (18 September) was delighted to be recognised as one of the first Sustainable Development Goal champions by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. at the...

NWCI’s ‘Women for Change’ event celebrates women working for equality at local level

Published: Friday, September 13, 2019

Press Release Date 12th September 2019 The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)’s ‘Women for Change’ event, held today, saw women from Limerick, North Cork, Mayo, Navan, Meath and Clare come together to celebrate their...

Pension policy is failing women

Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The latest report by the ESRI “Gender, pension and income in retirement” published today, shows when it comes to pensions the vast inequality between women and men persists. Commenting on the findings and policy recommendations of the report,...

Call for Tender - Development of NWCI’s Membership Strategy

Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is Ireland’s leading national women’s organisation. Established in 1973, NWCI represents more than 180 group members and an increasing number of individual members across Ireland. NWCI’s membership...

NWCI is recruiting for the post of Women’s Economic Equality Co-Ordinator

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019

NWCI is currently recruiting for the post of: Women’s Economic Equality Co-Ordinator   This is an exciting time for NWCI.  Change is happening for women in Ireland and we would like you to be part of that....

NWCI Submission calls for free contraception

Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)’s Submission to the Department of Health on Access to Contraception has this weekend called for a scheme to provide the most effective and appropriate methods of contraception free-of-charge, provided...

Budget2020: NWCI calls for free contraception

Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for the Government to commit to delivering free contraception in Budget 2020, as well as ensuring proper funding for the National Maternity Strategy. At the launch of their Pre-Budget Submission ...

NWCI raises concerns around safe and local access to abortion care services

Published: Monday, June 24, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today raised concerns about the ongoing delay to the introduction of safety zone legislation, as well as the lack of abortion care services in St Luke’s General Hospital in...

NWCI welcomes focus on care in Citizens Assembly on gender equality

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the establishment of a new citizens’ assembly to bring forward proposals on gender equality, tasked with discussing the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination in Ireland. Orla O&rsquo...

The European Economic and Social Committee has launched the 11th edition of its Civil Society Prize.

Published: Friday, June 07, 2019

The aim of this prize is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. The overall objective of the prize is...

No breakthrough for women in Local Elections - it’s time for gender quotas

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

NWCI today welcomed the increased number of women elected as Councillors in the Local Elections but is very disappointed about the missed opportunity to break the critical barrier of 30% of women’s representation in Local Government. Orla O&rsquo...

NWCI welcomes resounding Yes vote in the divorce referendum

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the resounding Yes vote in the divorce referendum.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “We welcome the decisive Yes vote in today’s divorce...

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%...

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