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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...read more

#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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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...read more

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