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NWCI calls for a zero tolerance approach to any attempt to coerce or intimidate women

Published: Monday, February 18, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today reiterated its urgent calls for safety zone legislation, following an investigation by The Times. Dr Cliona Loughnane, Women’s Health Coordinator at NWCI said, “Safety zone legislation is...

NWCI responds to announcement of Domestic Homicide Reviews

Published: Sunday, February 10, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today called on Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan to clarify where the findings of the ten year domestic homicide review promised for February 2017 is. This is following reports today...

It Stops Now – NWCI mural on ending sexual violence and harassment installed in University College C

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019

Students in University College Cork will today unveil a mural calling for an end to sexual violence and harassment in third level institutions. The mural is a part of ItStops Now, a campaign by the National Women&rsquo...

Vicky Phelan to open NWCI’s #FemFest

Published: Saturday, January 19, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today announced that Vicky Phelan, the inspirational women’s health campaigner will open #FemFest, Ireland’s biggest conference for young women, in Liberty Hall today. Celebrating Dail100, and joined...

NWCI comments on Dail statements and media reports of case of a woman denied an abortion

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2019

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today commented on TDs claims’ and media reports that a woman has been denied an abortion.  Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “Our thoughts in the...

Abortion services will be available from today!

Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2019

My Options is a new HSE freephone service that provides free and confidential counselling to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. My Options is provided by the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP). My Options will be...

National Women’s Council of Ireland welcomes passing of abortion legislation

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the passage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill through the Seanad. Orla O’Connor said, “In a year of historic days, today is another...

Ireland needs to set the standard on tackling violence against women

Published: Friday, December 07, 2018

One in five women still experience domestic abuse in Ireland. 9 out of 10 women killed are killed by someone known to them, with 56% killed by a partner or ex-partner. The Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, an independent network of 18 grassroots...

NWCI calls on the Government to establish Citizens Assembly on Care

Published: Thursday, December 06, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) today welcomed the report by the Joint Oireachtas Justice and Equality Committee on Art. 41.2. NWCI called on the Government to announce the establishment of a Citizens Assembly on care and...

NWCI welcomes announcement to commence new survey on sexual violence

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) welcomes the announcement of a new comprehensive report on sexual violence in Ireland ('SAVI 2') and particularly that the survey will be conducted by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). NWCI is very...

NWCI welcomes supports for parents in the new Government Early Years Strategy First 5

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has welcomed the announcement of supports for parents in the Government’s early year’s strategy plan First 5. Orla O’Connor, Director of NWCI said, “State...

NWCI welcomes creation of a national roadmap to Gender Equality in Higher Education

Published: Monday, November 12, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has welcomed the publication of the Gender Action Plan 2018-2020 by Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor today to combat gender inequality within Higher Education in Ireland. NWCI Director Orla O...

“I often have a feeling of being invisible”

Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2018

“My mam would suffer from depression and instead of talking to her and giving her help, they just kept giving her tablets”. “There is nothing within the health service to explain the experience of abuse when you...

NWCI congratulates Chairperson Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop on being selected as a Fine Gael candidate

Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NWCI wish to congratulate our Chairperson Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop on being selected as a Fine Gael candidate in the next general election.  We in NWCI welcome the increasing representation of women in politics across the political spectrum and...

NWCI launches campaign video to tackle sexual harassment and violence on campus

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2018

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) launches its #ItStopsNow campaign today, highlighting the systemic problem of sexual violence and harassment faced by third-level students and calling for collective action to ensure the safety, equality and full participation...

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