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Women were disproportionately impacted by the austerity policies following the financial crash. Women were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are now being disproportionately impacted by the cost of living crisis. Women in Northern Ireland deserve to have functioning democratic political institutions with elected officials who are committed to tackling the issues they face on […]

Joint statement of democratic women’s organisations in support of the struggle of Iranian women for dignity, equality, peace, justice, and for human and democratic rights

WRDA have signed the following letter in solidarity with the women of Iran:   We, the undersigned organisations that campaign for women’s emancipation from every form of exploitation note that: On 6th July 2022, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, ordered stricter implementation of the law of mandatory hejab. Thus, a […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our message this year is it’s important to take time for yourself and prioritise your own health. Incorporating breast self-examination into your self-care routine is an essential yet quick way to look after your health. If you’re not sure how to check your breasts properly or what to look […]

In My Own Words: Creative Writing Project

In My Own Words is a creative writing project delivered by independent Theatre Company Prime Cut Productions. The project is your chance to contribute an Anthology of New Writing from women across Belfast and hopefully a Digitised Performance designed as both a learning tool and a work of art in its own right. It is […]

Men paid more, even in retirement.

It has long been known that women face a smaller pension pot than men. WASPI (Women against state pension inequality) a voluntary organisation in the UK has been tirelessly campaigning and highlighting the gender pension gap since 1995. WASPI have also been campaigning for women born in 1950’s who were not adequately notified that their […]

Women bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis

Everyone will have been experiencing the financial pinch of the cost-of-living crisis lately. Household energy, fuel, groceries, and interest rates are all increasing while wages are stagnating, with welfare benefits falling far below the levels needed to keep us out of poverty. However, whilst everyone is experiencing the financial pinch, the cost-of-living crisis is disproportionately […]