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National Women's Council of Ireland annual report 1996
National Women's Council of Ireland
The National Women's Coundl of Ireland, Comhairle Naisiunta na m Ban, a nongovernmental organisation, is the national representative organisation for women and women's groups In Ireland. The National Women's Council of Ireland was founded in 1973 as the Council for the Status of Women. Its foundation was preceded by the formation of an ad hoc network of women's organisations which had successfully lobbied for the establishment of a national Commission on the Status of Women in 1970. The Commission, appointed by Government, reviewed the position of women in Ireland and made recommendations on action needed to achieve women's rights. Following the publication of the Commission's report in 1972, the Council for the Status of Women was set up, by the members of the ad hoc network, to monitor the implementation of the report, and to act as a coordinating body for women's organisations in Ireland. Over two decades, the role of the Council has expanded and changed. Maintaining its role as a non-governmental organisation, it has addressed many complex and sometimes controversial issues affecting women. In 1995 the Council completed an internal review which led to the adoption of a strategic plan, new organisational structures and a new name - the National Women's Council of Ireland. Today the National Women's Council of Ireland, a company limited by guarantee, works to achieve change through a range of actions and activity, maintaining its independent voice and a commitment to inclusiveness reflecting its broad membership.
Keyword(s): WOMEN; IRELAND
Publication Date:
1996
Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Women's Council of Ireland
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