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NWC launch Pre Budget Submission saying Budget 2021 must tackle gender inequalities exposed by Covid

Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today launched their Pre-Budget Submisstion ‘A Feminist Recovery Plan’, which calls on the Government to invest in public childcare, to prioritise public services and to deliver decent jobs for women, in...

National Women’s Council commends bravery of Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin in speaking out

Published: Saturday, September 05, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today commended the courage and bravery of Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin in speaking out about her experience of sexual harassment at University College Dublin (UCD).  ...

Letter to Minister Stephen Donnelly to retain remote consultations for abortion services

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

In a letter to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, NWC and a number of organisations requested that the current system of remote access to early abortion care is maintained for the future. Reports from women and pregnant people using...

Women’s mental health must be priority in COVID19 recovery

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

For many women the pandemic has meant an increase in stress and anxiety and has adversely affected their mental health and wellbeing.    Launching a joint statement with detailed recommendations today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) and...

The time is now to end sexual violence and harassment at Third Level

Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

We know that sexual violence and harassment is a significant problem for young women in colleges and universities across Ireland. Women aged 18-29 are most likely to experience sexual harassment and violence, and many of these will be students which...

NWC welcomes new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris today

Published: Monday, July 27, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the new initiatives launched by Minister Simon Harris to create a culture of zero tolerance toward sexual violence and harassment at Third Level. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWC said ...

New Government Department must prioritise ending sexual violence and harassment

Published: Monday, July 27, 2020

At a meeting with Minister Simon Harris this morning, the National Women’s Council (NWC) said the new Department of Further and Higher Education must prioritise ending sexual violence and harassment in Third Level Institutions. A meeting took place...

New paid parents leave falls far short of needs of women on maternity leave during lockdown

Published: Monday, July 13, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today said that an increase of paid parents leave from 2 weeks to 5 weeks falls far short of needs of mothers who were on maternity leave during lockdown.     Orla...

NWCI supports women workers and maternity rights during Covid-19

Published: Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Women on maternity leave have had a particularly difficult time during the Covid-19 crisis. Together with the women affected, NWCI  has led and supported two important campaigns to support women's rights and well-being during this time.  #ExtendMaternityLeave2020 ...

NWCI calls for a one-off extension to maternity leave and pay

Published: Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) and a group of new mothers who formed the Extend Maternity Campaign will hold a Photocall outside the Dail today. Women who were on maternity leave during...

NWCI Women with Disabilities Group

Published: Tuesday, July 07, 2020

We have been bringing disabled women together online over the last few months. We have been discussing violence against women, economic equality and participation. The purpose of the group is to work with NWCI to ensure women with disabilities are...

Lack of women in Cabinet direct result of failed action to promote women in politics

Published: Saturday, June 27, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today expressed its disappointment at the repeatedly low number of women in Cabinet which is a direct consequence of the two main political parties failing to run sufficient...

We are recruiting for a Digital Communications and Fundraising Officer!

Published: Thursday, June 25, 2020

This is an exciting time for NWCI. Change is happening for women in Ireland and we would like you to be part of that. If you are passionate about feminism and women’s equality, are an excellent communicator and...

NWCI calls for Sláintecare to be a priority for Government

Published: Thursday, June 25, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) held their #FeministAgenda Universal Health & Women webinar today, Thursday 25th June, 11:30 – 1 pm, saying there can be no going back to the inadequate, pre-pandemic healthcare systems, and calling on...

NWCI survey findings show 85% of women have increased care responsibilities since COVID-19

Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

85% of women said their caring responsibilities had increased since COVID-19, while 55% said they had less time for their mental health, according to an online survey of nearly 1,500 women carried out by the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)...

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