Our History

Established in 2002, Women’s Collective Ireland (WCI), formerly the National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks – NCCWN, is a national organisation that works directly with and represents the interests of women from communities in rural and urban settings throughout Ireland. Funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth to advance equality for women experiencing disadvantage and marginalisation, WCI works nationally and locally through its 17 Women’s Community Development Projects based around the country, with 47 staff.