Our Services

Training

Providing training for women is a central pillar of WRDA’s work. We believe education is a major factor in addressing the marginalisation of women. Our courses cover a wide range of areas with the overall aim to empower women and increase their knowledge and skills.

Policy and Lobbying

WRDA carries out regular policy work and lobbies decision makers on behalf of women. We work to enhance how the women’s sector and women on the ground are communicating with all levels of government, ensuring women have their rightful say in the policies affecting them.

Resources

We act as an information hub for the women’s sector, while also striving to raise the profile of women’s issues in the wider media. Through our communication channels, we publicise the latest news, funding opportunities, events and research of interest to women.

Membership

WRDA is a membership organisation. We exist for the benefit of our members, representing their interests and informing them of the latest issues affecting the women’s sector. We ensure that our members have a meaningful say in our work through contributing to our policy submissions and attending our events.

Good Relations

WRDA recognise the vital role women have played in supporting peace building and conflict resolution pre-ceasfires and the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement. We work to challenge the reassertion of male control in communities and create opportunities for women to participate at all level of active citizenship.

Leadership

The Community Facilitator Programme was developed to enable and empower local women. The programme combines theory and practical activities to enable women to develop facilitation skills and receive a Level 3 Certificate in Learning and Development.

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Latest News

ByWRDA Communications Jun 7, 2018

Pro-life does not have to mean anti-choice: Supporting the continued criminalisation of abortion is not pro-life, it is anti-choice

The overwhelming ‘Yes’ vote in the Republic of Ireland which was announced on Saturday 26th May was a huge step forward for the rights of wom

ByWRDA Communications May 8, 2018

No More Stigma! Launching a new conversation by and about single parents

I was very much a reluctant member when I joined the single parent club 8 years ago. Alli Steen, founder of Tod There are a multitude of

ByWRDA Communications Apr 16, 2018

Childcare For All Campaign

WRDA is one of a network of organisations that have come together to form the Childcare For All campaign. This campaign calls for universal, chil

ByWRDA Communications Apr 9, 2018

My Mum’s experience with a paramedic who didn’t trust her to represent her own experience of pain

I want to start this blog by saying that in the past year I’ve had more contact with the National Health Service than I’ve ever had in any ot

Our Funders

Through the generous support of funders we have been able to make a real difference for women in the community. We are very grateful to the those who have supported us. We also thank past funders and those who wish to remain anonymous. If you are interested in making a grant or fundraising for us contact our Communications and Membership Worker on 028 90 230 212.