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‘Framing the Future’ : An integrated strategy to support women’s community and voluntary organisatio

Published: Sunday, November 18, 2001

Gráinne Healy, National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) Chairwoman, thanked Mary Wallace TD,Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, for launching the Framing the Future Report. She also thanked the other speakers and went on to explain that...

Launch of NWCI Pre-Budget Submission   We’re still waiting…for women to get a fair share!!!

Published: Monday, November 05, 2001

'We want this budget to move women out of poverty and put more money their pockets' stated Gráinne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI). 'Women are the largest group of those who have been excluded...

NWCI Annual General Meeting

Published: Sunday, October 21, 2001

Gráinne Healy was re-elected Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Holiday Inn, Pearse Street, Dublin on Saturday 20 October. Other members of the Executive Board re-elected were: Mary Kelly,...

National Plan for Women welcomed: the NWCI will monitor its implementation

Published: Sunday, September 30, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the draft National Plan for Women (2001-2005), the commitment to produce such a plan stems from the UN World Conference on Women in 1995' said Ms. Gráinne Healy, NWCI Chairwoman. 'For...

Time is running out to address women’s poverty

Published: Monday, September 17, 2001

One in every four women in Ireland raising children or managing households on their own will experience poverty despite our economic boom.(ESRI 2000)'As more people move out of poverty in Ireland there is an increasing feminisation of poverty in...

National day of mourning: World peace must be maintained

Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI), which represents 160 women's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Ireland wishes to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to all those who have died, been injured or have lost loved ones in the terrible attacks...

National Women’s Council of Ireland : Annual Conference 2001, Launch of the ’ Millennium Reports’

Published: Friday, July 06, 2001

Keynote Speaker:Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human RightsGráinne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomed Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and thanked her for launching the NWCI Millennium Project...

Childcare Allowances – parents needs not fully addressed NWCI seeking meeting with Tanaiste

Published: Sunday, April 01, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the childcare labour support package announced by the Tánaiste' declared Ms. Gráinne Healy, NWCI Chairwoman. 'The £50 per child per week allowance for receipted childcare will start to address the difficulties...

Persecuted because they are women! A gender sensitive asylum policy is urgently needed in Ireland an

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

'As part of European Week Against Racism (19-25 March) and United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racism (21 March), the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) wishes to draw attention to the many types of persecution experienced by women...

International Women’s Day Take Ten at Eleven to honour women volunteers

Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2001

'2001 is the UN Year of the Volunteer' declared Ms. Gráinne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI). 'Volunteer service has been a part of virtually every civilization and society as a non-profit, non-wage and non-career action...

Family Friendly Workplace Day All workers - in and out of the home should get a break!

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2001

'The National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) is encouraging its staff to take a few hours out of the working day on March 1st to spend time with families or loved ones' declared its Chairwoman Gráinne Healy. 'We hope...

Human Rights Commission – Appointments Process Remains Flawed

Published: Thursday, December 21, 2000

The National Women's Council of Ireland, the Women's Education Research and Resource Centre, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties remain concerned at the manner in which the Minister for Justice, Equality...

Human Rights Commission - Selection Process Must Be Fair & Transparent

Published: Monday, December 18, 2000

The following organisations welcome the statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, echoing our concern at the lack of transparency demonstrated by the Government in its recent appointments to the new Human Rights Commission.Reports in...

Human Rights Commission – Government rejects nominees of selection committee

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2000

The following is an open letter to Mr. John O'Donoghue T.D.Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform signed by the organisations below:Dear Minister, The following organisations are deeply disturbed by the manner in which the Government has...

Too little for childcare in a socially divisive budget!

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2000

'Under Charlie McCreevy, Ireland becomes more divided than ever. In an era of unprecedented prosperity, the Minister chose to reward the rich and neglect the most vulnerable in Irish society' declared Ms. Grainne Healy, Chairwoman of the National Women's Council...

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