Useful Links National

National charities & organisations A to Z

  • Abortion Right Campaign – The Abortion Rights Campaign is a movement for choice and change in Ireland. They aim to promote broad national support for a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution by the Irish Parliament and to ensure the health and rights of women in pregnancy are protected in line with international human rights standards
  • Africa Centre – Promoting active participation in Irish society
  • Age Action – Promotes positive ageing and better policies and services for older people. Working with, and on behalf of, older people we aim to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow older
  • AIMS Ireland – AIMS supports a woman’s human rights and her choices in childbirth, highlight healthy internationally recognised evidence based birth practices, and to provide support and information to women accessing maternity services in Ireland
  • Akidwa – African Women’s Network
  • Aware – Helping defeat depression
  • B4udecide – Information about relationships from the Crisis Pregnancy Agency
  • Barnardos – Supports children whose well-being is under threat by working with them, their families and communities, and by campaigning for the rights of children
  • Belfast Hollaback – Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world
  • BeLonG To – Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans young people in Ireland
  • CARI – Provides therapy and counselling services to children, families and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse
  • Childline Ireland – Telephone, online and mobile texting support service for young people
  • Citizens Information – National agency responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy to the public on social and civil services
  • Connect – The National Adult Counselling Service for any adult who has experienced, abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood
  • Console – Supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide
  • Cork Feminista – A fully voluntary led, non funded feminist organisation
  • Cosc – the national office for the prevention of domestic, sexual and gender based violence
  • Disability Federation of Ireland – National support organisation and advocate for voluntary disability organisations in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities and disabling conditions
  • –  Information and help on drinking responsibly
  • – An independent website with the aim of helping individuals, families and communities to prevent and/or address problems arising from drug and alcohol use
  • Enable Ireland – Supports people with disabilities and their families throughout Ireland
  • European Women’s Lobby – An umbrella organisation of women’s associations in the EU which aims to promote women’s rights and gender equality
  • Grow – A guide to mental health
  • Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health
  • Irish Feminist Network – The IFN is a members-based organisation committed to promoting gender equality in Ireland.
  • Immigrant Council of Ireland – Promotes the rights of migrants through information, legal advice, advocacy, lobbying, research and training
  • Integrating Ireland – An independent network of community and voluntary groups working in mutual solidarity to promote and realise the human rights, equality and full integration in Irish society of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants
  • Involve – Recognises the equality of the Traveller Community by providing programmes, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society
  • Irish Family Planning Association – Access to information, education, and health services regarding sex, sexuality, conception, contraception, safe abortion and sexually transmitted infections
  • Irish Refugee Council – Independent NGO which works with and advocates on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees
  • Irish Traveller Movement – National network of organisations and individuals working within the Traveller community
  • ISPCC – Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, advocates on behalf of all children in Ireland
  • Legal Aid Board - Responsible for the provision of legal aid and advice on matters of civil law to persons unable to fund such services from their own resource
  • LGBT Helpline – National lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender helpline
  • Migrant Rights Centre Ireland – Promotes the conditions for economic and social inclusion of those migrant workers and their families who are in positions of vulnerability
  • NASC – The Irish Immigrant Support Centre
  • National Disability Authority – The lead state agency on disability issues and universal design, providing independent expert advice to government on policy and practice
  • National Traveller Women’s Forum – Building the capacity of Traveller women to participate in local and national social partnerships with a view to bringing about equal outcomes
  • National Women’s Council of Ireland – National representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland promoting equality, human rights and empowerment for all women
  • Neurological Alliance of Ireland – The national umbrella body representing over thirty not for profit organisations working with people with neurological conditions and their families
  • One Family – supporting all members of all one parent families
  • One in Four – Support and resources for people who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence
  • Pavee Point – Pavee Point is a national non-governmental organisation committed to the attainment of human rights for Irish Travellers and Roma
  • People with Disabilities in Ireland – Umbrella organisation which brings people together locally and nationally to work on common issues which affect all people with disabilities
  • Pieta House – Provides a free, therapeutic approach to people who are in suicidal distress and those who engage in self-harm.
  • Rape Crisis Help – A website that gives information on support services available to all survivors of sexual violence throughout Ireland, including where to find your nearest Sexual Assault Treatment Unit
  • Rape Crisis Network Ireland – Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence. They are the representative, umbrella body for 11 member Rape Crisis Centres who provide free advice, counselling and support for survivors of sexual abuse
  • Rape Crisis Centres in Ireland:

Athlone/Midlands Rape Crisis Centre

Carlow & South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre

Cork – Sexual Violence Centre Cork

Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Kilkenny Rape Crisis Centre

Kerry Rape Crisis Centre

Limerick – Rape Crisis Midwest

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis North East

Sligo Rape Crisis Centre

Tipperary Rape Crisis and Counselling Centre

Tullamore Rape Crisis Centre

Waterford Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Wexford Rape Crisis Centre

  • Reach Out Ireland – A web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times, and find ways to improve their own mental health and well-being
  • Real Productive Health – Re(al)-Productive Health is a working group which aims to  promote access to emergency hormonal contraception, or ‘the morning after pill’ in Ireland, and to improve reproductive rights and well-being more broadly for those living in Ireland
  • Safe Ireland – National network of women’s refuges and support services for those experiencing domestic violence which links to all domestic violence services in Ireland
  • Samaritans – 24 hour confidential, non-judgemental service
  • Shine – Supporting people affected by mental ill health
  • Speaking of IMELDA –  A direct action feminist performance group challenging the ongoing problem of I.M.E.L.D.A. – Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion
  • SPIRASI- Working with asylum seekers, refugees, and other disadvantaged migrant groups with special concern for survivors of torture
  • – Promotes general wellbeing and healthy living in order to prevent and positively intervene in harmful behaviour where it occurs amongst young people
  • Stay Safe – Personal safety skills programme for children which aims to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying
  • Suicide or Survive – Focussed on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual.
  • Survivors of Symphysiotomy – A group dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of women in Ireland who have suffered from operations which should never have been performed
  • The Other Half – A new alliance of men’s and women’s organisations working together to end men’s violence against women made up of SAFE Ireland, Rape Crisis Network Ireland, and the Men’s Development Network
  • Threshold – the national housing organisation which aims to secure a right to housing, particularly for households experiencing the problems of poverty and exclusion
  • VAW Net – Online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children
  • Wave – Women Against Violence Europe – the European network of non-governmental women’s organisations working to combat violence against women and children
  • Women’s Aid – Provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally, financially and sexually abused in their own homes
  • Women For Election – A non-partisan organisation whose vision is of an Ireland with balanced participation of women and men in political life
  • Women Help Women – Links activists, organizations and researchers around the world. We work to increase the availability of reproductive health choices
  • Women’s News Network – Dedicated to in-depth international women’s news not found in the current public media stream
  • Women On Air – Helping women gain the skills and confidence to go on radio and television
  • Women’s Link Worldwide – Promotes gender equality through the development and strategic implementation of human rights laws worldwide
  • Women on Waves – Organization using a Dutch ship to provide abortion services in countries where this is difficult or illegal
  • Women on Web – This online medical abortion service helps women get a safe abortion with pills
  • Your Mental Health – Improving awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland
  • Youth Work Ireland – A specialised library and information centre for youth & community workers & students