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Monday, August 08, 2016

Proposed pension changes would hit women hardest

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has today raised serious concerns around any proposals to reduce pension...

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

NWCI Calls for CEDAW Written Submissions from Members

Ireland’s commitment to the implementation of The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against...

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Fold and Rise - A feminist perspective on the folding and unfolding of time.

Traveller women  took part on 29th June 2016 in a bread making workshop as part of an NWCI event organised...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

World Congress on Women’s Mental Health in Dublin in 2017: Extended deadline for submitting abstracts!

The World Congress on Women’s Mental Health is coming to Dublin next March 2017, and this is your chance...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Date for your Diary - civil society engagement with the CEDAW process

The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international human rights treaty...

Monday, June 27, 2016

NWCI calls for the government to tackle the scale of the challenge for women’s economic equality

At the National Economic Dialogue today, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) called on the Government to...

Friday, June 10, 2016

No more excuses – NWCI calls on Government to end the violation of women’s human rights

Responding to the groundbreaking UN Committee ruling on Irish abortion law, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)...

Thursday, June 09, 2016

UN Committee finds Ireland’s abortion laws subjected woman to cruel and inhuman treatment

Ireland’s prohibition and criminalisation of abortion services violated the human rights of a woman living in Ireland and...

Friday, May 06, 2016

32nd Dail must make progress on women’s equality

• 4 women appointed to Cabinet, the same number  as 2011 • A missed opportunity by An Taoiseach to honour pre-election...

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Enda Kenny must remember his pre-election commitment and appoint a gender balanced Cabinet

Last December Taoiseach Enda Kenny pledged to appoint equal numbers of women and men in cabinet if Fine Gael is...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Women in Ireland deserve an independently governed National Maternity Hospital

In response to reports that the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is refusing to allow submission of the planning...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

NWCI congratulates Alice Mary Higgins on her election to Seanad Éireann

The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) congratulates Alice Mary Higgins on her election to Seanad Éireann....

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gender proofing our healthcare system will improve health outcomes for all patients

Over the coming months Ireland will be examined by the UN under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Call for Papers for 1916 Hidden Histories Conference at NUI Galway and UCD

Call for papers for inter-institutional conferences taking place at NUI Galway and UCD next October as part of the arts...

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

NWCI condemns suspended sentence for woman in Northern Ireland

In response to media reports that a woman in Northern Ireland received a suspended sentence for procuring abortion pills over...

Latest Blog

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Noreen Byrne: Time for a Coalition of the Belligerent to usher in the values of the 1916 Proclamation

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Claire McGettrick: Spare a thought for those who suffered most for the sake of an idyllic image of Ireland

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Mari Steed: We ‘Banished Babies’ remain the last piece of dirty carpet to be examined

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs exploring what independence meant...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sophie Kane: In 2016, Ireland can no longer ignore us

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Claragh Lucey: Barriers still exist for young women in leadership

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Aoife Kelly: “A woman’s place is in the revolution.”

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vicky Kavanagh: Don’t make us fight another 100 years to end violence against women

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate? This is one of a number of blogs by young women, celebrating...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Orla O’Connor: 100 years after 1916, what are we celebrating?

100 years after 1916, what do we have to celebrate?  This Easter Sunday, it is critical that we recognise and celebrate...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Catherine Murphy, Social Democrats: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Enda Kenny, Fine Gael: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Joan Burton, The Labour Party: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gerry Adams, Sinn Féin: What we will do to advance women’s rights in Ireland

NWCI has asked leaders from the main political parties to outline what they will do to advance women's rights...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Louise Glennon: Stories from the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis

As part of our #FemGen election campaign, and following on from the launch of our Beakthrough Manifesto for Women, NWCI...

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Gender Quotas and Internal Party Democracy: How Might Conflicts be Managed?

Gender quota legislation passed by the Irish Parliament in 2012 specifies that at least 30% of party candidates for general elections should...

International Women's Day 2016