National Women's Council or Ireland annual report 1998: 25 years working with women

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http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239766
Title:
National Women's Council or Ireland annual report 1998: 25 years working with women
Authors:
National Women's Council of Ireland
Publisher:
National Women's Council of Ireland
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/239766
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The annual report of an organisation in the non-governmental sector is a very important document. It is one of the ways in which organisations account for themselves. It allows its funders, members and other interested parties, to get a sense of what the organisations priorities are and what its vision is. However, very often the people who actually carry out the wor1c can be invisible. Reflecting on the work done by all of us in the National Womens Council in 1998, I was struck by two things. Firstly, that the implementation of change creates the need for further change and secondly, the willingness and commitment of the staff in the Council to embrace new ways of working and to become enthusiastically involved in the variety of new projects and campaigns which were part of our 1998 agenda. When the 1993/94 Executive Board embar1ced on the development of a Strategic Plan for the Council. we knew where we wanted to go; our ideas were very firmly rooted in the problems as we saw them then. We asked ourselves questions such as did the Council have the capacity to undertake the amount and quality of policy and campaigning work we knew was necessary in order to achieve the level of sodial and economic change necessary to address womens needs? How could we increase staff numbers and provide them with terms and conditions that we would be proud of? We knew our destination, however, we had no idea that the journey itself would lead to further change. So, where are we at the end of 1998. Almost all the objectives set out in our strategic plan have been achieved. Our staff has increased threefold; there is a substantial improvement in the organisations capacity to particpate in the various policy making arenas; the Council is even more diverse through an increase in the numbers of community womens groups in rural and urban areas joining; the quality of the supports provided to NOW Projects throughout the country by our Technical Support Unit is outstanding and our ability to communicate all our wor1c to the outside world has been hugely enhanced by the recruitment of a Communications Manager. All of this very positive change has happened under the strong direction and leadership of our Chief Executive. I want to take this opportunity to say a very warm personal thanks to the staff of the National Womens Coundl of Ireland, without whom none of this would have been possible. Noreen Byrne
Keywords:
WOMEN; IRELAND

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Women's Council of Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-23T15:23:25Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-23T15:23:25Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/239766-
dc.descriptionThe annual report of an organisation in the non-governmental sector is a very important document. It is one of the ways in which organisations account for themselves. It allows its funders, members and other interested parties, to get a sense of what the organisations priorities are and what its vision is. However, very often the people who actually carry out the wor1c can be invisible. Reflecting on the work done by all of us in the National Womens Council in 1998, I was struck by two things. Firstly, that the implementation of change creates the need for further change and secondly, the willingness and commitment of the staff in the Council to embrace new ways of working and to become enthusiastically involved in the variety of new projects and campaigns which were part of our 1998 agenda. When the 1993/94 Executive Board embar1ced on the development of a Strategic Plan for the Council. we knew where we wanted to go; our ideas were very firmly rooted in the problems as we saw them then. We asked ourselves questions such as did the Council have the capacity to undertake the amount and quality of policy and campaigning work we knew was necessary in order to achieve the level of sodial and economic change necessary to address womens needs? How could we increase staff numbers and provide them with terms and conditions that we would be proud of? We knew our destination, however, we had no idea that the journey itself would lead to further change. So, where are we at the end of 1998. Almost all the objectives set out in our strategic plan have been achieved. Our staff has increased threefold; there is a substantial improvement in the organisations capacity to particpate in the various policy making arenas; the Council is even more diverse through an increase in the numbers of community womens groups in rural and urban areas joining; the quality of the supports provided to NOW Projects throughout the country by our Technical Support Unit is outstanding and our ability to communicate all our wor1c to the outside world has been hugely enhanced by the recruitment of a Communications Manager. All of this very positive change has happened under the strong direction and leadership of our Chief Executive. I want to take this opportunity to say a very warm personal thanks to the staff of the National Womens Coundl of Ireland, without whom none of this would have been possible. Noreen Byrneen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Women's Council of Irelanden_GB
dc.subjectWOMENen_GB
dc.subjectIRELANDen_GB
dc.titleNational Women's Council or Ireland annual report 1998: 25 years working with womenen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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