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Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women calls for Domestic Homicide Reviews

Published: Friday, December 06, 2019

The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, an independent network of 18 grassroots and national organisations, will hold an important seminar, this Friday 6 December 2019, with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris as a keynote speaker. The Observatory calls for Domestic Homicide Reviews to...

#FemFest: Young women cite mental health, reproductive health and sex ed as biggest feminist issues

Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

As counting for the by-elections gets underway, #FemFest, Ireland’s largest gathering of young women organised by the National Women’s Council of Ireland was held today (30.11.19) in Dublin. #FemFest heard how mental health, reproductive health...

Women’s Mental Health Network highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence on women’s

Published: Friday, November 29, 2019

Coinciding with the 16 Days of Action on Violence against Women, the Women’s Mental Health Network – a collaboration between St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and the National Women’s Council of Ireland - today hosts...

New data shows little improvement in poverty among lone parents

Published: Thursday, November 28, 2019

NWCI  has called on Government to address the unacceptably high levels of poverty among lone parents in response to the publication of data by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today (28.11.19) showing that 33.5 per cent of lone parents are at...

NWCI launch online campaign on women’s mental health

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Women’s inequality should come with a mental health warning, say the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today as they launched a new online campaign on women’s mental health. Running over three days, the...

NWCI launches new research “Women Beyond the Dail: More Women in Local Government”

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Women represent just 24% of councillors elected to local government in Ireland, and we need gender quotas implemented now to increase this by the next local elections in 2024. This is one of the key recommendations from new research launched today by...

Gender Pay Gap Information Bill must be a Government priority

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have today jointly called on the Government to commit to passing the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill before Christmas. Orla O’Connor, Director...

NWCI calls on Government to introduce universal contraception scheme

Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland today welcomed the option of a universal State funded contraception scheme made in the Working Group on Access to Contraception report  and called on the Government to showcase their commitment to...

The North is Now: National Women’s Council of Ireland hails historic day for women’s rights

Published: Monday, October 21, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomed the historic moment from midnight tonight that reproductive rights and marriage equality will be realised across the whole island of Ireland. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, &ldquo...

Budget2020: NWCI responds on a Statutory Maintenance Agency, childcare and violence against women

Published: Friday, October 18, 2019

With the announcement of Budget 2020, the National Women’s Council of Ireland welcomed progress toward one of our key recommendations, the establishment of a Statutory Maintenance Agency. Minister Regina Doherty announced the establishment of “a judge-led group to...

NWCI is seeking the voices of young women in Ireland

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today launched an online survey seeking the views of young women aged 16-25 on the issues that affect them and the campaigns that matter to them. The responses to this survey...

Women in Clare call for better local services in Kilrush

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Women from Clare will come together at a public gathering to call for better local services in the Kilrush area today. The event is being organised by the National Women’s Council  of Ireland (NWCI) and the West...

NWCI welcomes investment in Early Years in Budget 2020

Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2019

In response to the Budget 2020 announcement by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the €54 million investment, which is largely targeted at those on lowest incomes to...

NWCI and Community Law and Mediation launch free Employment Law Clinics for Women

Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) in partnership with Community Law & Mediation (CLM) are launching a new project addressing workplace discrimination including a free employment law advice clinic for women which will run for 12 months. The...

Budget2020: Research announced on maintenance payments must lead to a Statutory Maintenance Agency

Published: Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the announcement of research to examine international best practice in relation to maintenance payments, and said that this research must lead to the establishment of a Statutory Maintenance Agency...

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