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Women stand up against racism and discrimination in Ireland

Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC), the National Traveller Women’s Forum and AkiDwa today highlighted the impact of everyday racism on women and the need for us to build a society that respects and promotes diversity at...

Mother and Baby Home Records Bill must not proceed in its current form

Published: Friday, October 16, 2020

National Women’s Council calls on Government to ensure rights of survivors are respected The National Women’s Council (NWC) today raised serious concerns in relation to the Mother and Baby Home Records Bill and the way it...

Call for Submissions: Department of Rural and Community Development -Statement of Strategy 2021-2023

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently preparing a new Statement of Strategy to cover the period 2021-2023. They are inviting interested parties to submit your views to coordination@drcd.gov.ie with “Statement of Strategy 2021-2023 ...

National Women’s Council welcomes dedicated funding for women’s health in Budget 2021

Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today welcomed the sizeable, dedicated funding for women’s health in Budget 2021. Women’s Health Taskforce Orla O’Connor, Director of NWC said, “It is positive to see a 5...

Childcare is missing piece of our Covid-19 response in Budget 2021

Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Responding to the Budget 2021 announcement today, the National Women’s Council (NWC) welcomed the Government response to the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 crisis, particularly as the pandemic restrictions have disproportionately affected women. It is extraordinary, however,...

We are Recruiting for a Women’s Leadership Co-ordinator!

Published: Friday, October 02, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women. We represent 190-member groups from a diversity of backgrounds, sectors and locations. This is an exciting time for NWC. ...

We are Recruiting for a Legal and Policy Officer!

Published: Friday, October 02, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women. We represent 190-member groups from a diversity of backgrounds, sectors and locations. This is an exciting time for NWC. ...

Action to tackle online abuse of women in politics cannot come soon enough

Published: Friday, October 02, 2020

The National Women’s Council (NWC) today called on social media companies to proactively tackle online abuse of women in politics at its Online Harassment webinar in partnership with the European Parliament. Speakers at the event included ...

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...

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