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NWCI welcomes Government commitment to tackling non-consensual distribution of intimate images

Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the news that Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan will seek approval from Cabinet for proposed legislation aimed at tackling the non-consensual distribution of intimate images. Tara Brown, Violence...

Care always costs : NWCI welcomes plans for new parental leave scheme

Published: Friday, April 26, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the Government’s publication of its plans for a new parental scheme, and called for an incremental introduction of paid parental leave up to 26 weeks. Jennifer McCarthy Flynn,...

12 MEP candidates across all constituencies sign up to NWCI’s #FeministEurope manifesto

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the few hours since the #FeministEurope manifesto was launched, MEP candidates across all three European constituencies have signed the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) manifesto. This includes candidates from Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, the Social Democrats,...

#FeministEurope

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2019

NWCI launched its European Election campaign today (11 April), calling on voters to give a strong mandate to the European Parliament to progress feminist policies that promote an inclusive and sustainable Europe for all. To kick off the campaign NWCI launches...

Legislation requiring companies disclose gender pay gap should be more broadly applicable

Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the publication of the Gender Pay Gap Information Bill, but expressed concern that the Bill does not go far enough. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, &ldquo...

NWCI criticises Tusla’s failure to comply with Istanbul Convention requirements on refuge spaces

Published: Monday, April 08, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) stated today that Tusla’s failure to comply with the Istanbul Convention regarding the provision of refuge spaces is completely unacceptable.  Tusla, the Child and Family...

NWCI welcomes new framework to end sexual violence and harassment on campus

Published: Friday, April 05, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the launch of a new framework and the provision of funding for Higher Education Institutes to tackle sexual violence and harassment by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Orla...

NWCI is looking for a Book keeper

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2019

NWCI is currently recruiting for a Book keeper on a contract basis. 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 a...

NWCI is currently recruiting for a Women’s Health Officer

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is the leading national women’s membership organisation seeking equality for women. We represent 180-member groups as well as a wide range of individual members from a diversity of backgrounds,...

Government misses key opportunity to increase women’s representation in local elections

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today said the Government had missed a key opportunity to increase women’s representation in local elections, following last week’s announcements that there would be financial incentives for...

Ratification of the Istanbul Convention marks a momentous International Women’s Day

Published: Friday, March 08, 2019

NWCI today welcomed the International Women’s Day ratification of the Istanbul Convention, after a long campaign by women’s groups and organisations working to end violence against women.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, ...

#ItStopsNow – Working together we can end sexual harassment and violence on campus

Published: Thursday, March 07, 2019

Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) called for higher education institutes to work together with women’s organisations and other relevant bodies to tackle violence against women on...

NWCI calls on Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day

Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Following a motion on the Istanbul Convention in the Dail today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has called on the Government to ratify the Convention on International Women’s Day, this Friday, 8th March.   ...

Government must do more to protect women and children from men’s violence

Published: Monday, March 04, 2019

In the lead up to International Women’s Day this Friday, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today called on the Government to scale up its response to men’s violence against women. Orla...

NWCI backs calls by family of Clodagh Hawe for multi-agency review into her death

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today backed calls by the family of Clodagh Hawe for a multi-agency review into her death and the death of her sons. Alongside this, NWCI called on Minister for Justice and...

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