Women

Longford Women's Link

The Longford Women's Link was established in January 1996. Over the years it has become the primary campaigner for the rights of women in Co. Longford. Many Longford women experience poverty and a lack of development opportunities. In addition, their geographical isolation renders them a silent minority when social and economic issues are being discussed at national level.

National Breast Cancer Research Institute

Breast Cancer Research (formerly NBCRI) is a national charity, based in University Hospital Galway. We are committed to funding breast cancer research at NUI, Galway that helps improve treatments and outcomes for women in Ireland and across the world.

The aims of the charity are to:

  • Conduct focused research into the behaviour of breast cancer.
  • Fundraise to provide the most effective treatments and fast forward breast screening in Ireland.
  • Combine clinical and research activities to develop a better breast cancer service for Irish women.

National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI)

The National Womenss Council of Ireland, Comhairle Naisiunta na mBan in Eirnn, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) is the national representative organisation for women and women's groups in Ireland. The NWCI share a common vision, working together to transform society into a just and equitable community a community in which all women and men can participate with equal effectiveness as full citizens, in which the independence of women is determined by right.

As the collective voice of Irish Womens's organisations our work is aimed at:

OSSCork

OSSCork is a Domestic Violence Information Resource Centre that aims to

  1. work towards the elimination of violence in society
  2. provide the highest quality of services to victims of domestic violence, their families and friends and professionals and others who encounter victims in the course of their work or daily lives.

Ruhama

The primary work of Ruhama is the provision of out-reach services to women engaged in prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation, in a spirit of empathy, respect and compassion.

Ruhama also offers development services for women, including computer training, employment/training support, personal support and counselling.

Awareness raising and advocacy work is a growing component of our work.

Safe Ireland

Safe Ireland, formerly the National Network Women's Refugees and Support Services, recognises violence against women and children as a violation of their human rights and we work from the conviction that:

Women and their children have the right to live free from domestic violence.

Well Woman Centre

The Dublin Well Woman Centres were founded in 1978 to help Irish women access family planning advice and services. We now operate three medical centres, and influence public policy and awareness by speaking out on women's health issues.

The Three Key Objectives are:

  • Advocating women's health and social well being.
  • Providing an affordable, high quality, women focused health care service.
  • Pioneering for change on the issues that impact on a woman's well-being.

West Clare Women's Forum

The Aims of the West Clare Women's Forum are:

  • To assist women to participate in decision-making structures in their local community and beyond.
  • To assist women to explore, analyse and express their experiences of inequality and disadvantage
  • To support women to identify appropriate ways to articulate these issues.

The West Clare Women's Forum has Two Core Principles:

Women's Aid

Women's Aid is a voluntary organisation which provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes.

Mission Statement
Women's Aid is a feminist, service based, political and campaigning organisation committed to the elimination of violence and oppression against all women through effecting political, cultural and social change.

Women's Aid offers information, support and access services to women and children who are experiencing male violence.

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland was established by Women's Aid groups to challenge attitudes and beliefs which perpetrate domestic violence and seeks through its development to create a safe and supportive society for women, children and young people affected by domestic violence.

Area of Work:
Support, advice, refuge to victims / survivors of domestic violence. Training, education and awareness raising.