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Welcome to our latest Newsflash! We are currently preparing for International Women’s Week and would love to hear what you are doing. If you have any events you would like us to promote, please send the information and a photo or image to Helen. As part of our  very successful #FemGen election campaign we ask candidates to commit to supporting 10 key asks for women’s equality if elected. 128 candidates signed up across all constituencies. For the first time, there was a woman running in every constituency but we were disappointed that only one more woman was elected to the Dáil than in 2016, increasing the number to 36. Some of the major political parties need to do much more to ensure we have equal representation! What happens at local level is important in this regard. NWCI recently published new research ‘Beyond the Dáil’ that looks at barriers to women’s political engagement at local level. We also developed a guide for women Councillors to set up their own Local Caucus.
As always, if you like the work we do, please support us by becoming an individual member. Enjoy reading,

Save the date! Conference – After the Eighth, 2 April

One year into abortion provision in Ireland, the conference will review the first year of abortion care in Ireland and assess progress towards a comprehensive model of reproductive and sexual healthcare following Repeal.

Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality 

The Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality has started its work and is currently looking for submissions. A submission does not have to be long and can be a letter. Deadline: 6th March 2020.

Call out: Women with disabilities 

We are starting a project to reach out to women with disabilities. We want you to get involved to help us reflect your experiences better in all our work and campaigns for women’s equality.

#FemGen 2020

NWCI ran a very successful #FemGen general election campaign. 128 candidates signed up to our Feminist Ireland manifesto and party leaders answered four key questions on their commitment to women’s equality.

Calling all NWCI group members!

Our AGM will take place on 4th June 2020 in the Spencer Hotel in Dublin. Please remember that the deadline for motions and nominations is the 4th March 2020.

Masterpieces – the play #MeToo, 7 March 

Women In Business: Using Technology to enhance employee experience & retain more women, 12 March 


New Guide: Supporting Local Caucus

We developed a short guide to support the establishment of Local Caucus in different areas.

Join our Women’s Mental Health Network

This is a network of people and organisations with a committed interest in women’s mental health issues.

New Research: Women Beyond the Dáil – More Women in Local Government

The research explores women’s underrepresentation in local government and makes clear actionable recommendations to address this.

New dates for free Employment Advice Clinic announced 

The Clinic’s aims to ensure that every woman has the right to economic fairness, equal opportunity, and dignity in the workplace.

Women’s Health Taskforce – Stakeholder Engagement Forum

NWCI member groups came together for a Stakeholder Engagement Forum to discuss priorities for women’s health and to feed into the work of the Women’s Health Taskforce.

Welcome to four new group members 

NWCI is delighted to welcome four new group members.

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