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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...read more

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...read more

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 ...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

Women’s Council calls for gender balanced Cabinet and majority women Taoiseach’s Seanad nominations

Published: Saturday, June 13, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called for a gender balanced Cabinet and for the Taoiseach’s nominees to the Seanad to be all women, or at least majority women and all Taoiseach’s...read more

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women joins NWCI webinar to discuss impact of Covid-19

Published: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will give the keynote address at the upcoming National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) #FeministAgenda webinar – Challenging Violence against Women today, 11th June, 11:30 – 1 pm. The...read more

NWCI announces committed feminist, Louise Lovett, as new Chairperson

Published: Thursday, June 04, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is delighted to announce Louise Lovett as our new Chairperson. Her election, which took place through online voting, was announced at NWCI’s AGM webinar today, Thursday, 4th June. Louise...read more

NWCI welcomes resolution of discrimination in the Wage Subsidy Scheme but criticises delays

Published: Friday, May 29, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today welcomed the proposal to resolve the discrimination in the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) for those returning from maternity leave, including backdating the TWSS for those still...read more

It is not the parent’s job to offset childcare costs, it is the job of the new Government

Published: Friday, May 29, 2020

Responding to the latest developments in Government negotiations that parties are considering giving more money to parents to offset creche fees, the Children’s Rights Alliance alongside Early Childhood Ireland, National Women’s Council and SIPTU warn against...read more

IHREC: Exclusion of women from TWSS is contrary to the State’s obligations under EU law

Published: Thursday, May 28, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today received correspondence from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) stating that excluding women returning to work after maternity leave from the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) is contrary...read more

Setting the Feminist Agenda for the Economy

Published: Thursday, May 28, 2020

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is today holding a webinar, “Setting the feminist Agenda for the Economy”, looking at how Covid-19 is impacting women right now, as well as how we can imagine and...read more

When Women Won – Celebrating the Anniversary of Repealing the 8th Amendment

Published: Monday, May 25, 2020

Today (25th May 2020) marks the second anniversary of the day that 1,429,981 people voted to repeal the 8th Amendment and remove the constitutional ban on abortion in Ireland. To mark this momentous change for women in Irish society the Irish Film...read more

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