Ruhama is a proud and active member of the Observatory on Violence Against Women, which is chaired by the National Women’s Council of Ireland. NWCI is the leading national representative organisation for women and women’s groups in Ireland. A non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1973, it seeks to achieve equality for women. Ruhama is a member organisation of the NWCI. The Observatory, which was established in 2002, is an independent network of grassroots and national organisations that come together quarterly to monitor progress on violence against women in Ireland. It’s a space for organisations to work on better policies and improved service provision. It also monitors government commitments at national and international level, providing relevant data to bodies. The Irish Observatory also links into the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) European Observatory on Violence Against Women.