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WRDA Welcomes Publication of Truth, Acknowledgement and Accountability report (Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in NI)

WRDA welcomes the publication of the report on the institutions, including Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland, to which over 13,000 women, referred to as ‘unmarried mothers’, were sent over a period of many decades. A panel of three experts known as the Truth Recovery Design Panel have highlighted three central […]

Thank You Lauren! MAs Volunteer Reflects on Project

As an art therapy student, I have a passion for advocating and working towards improved mental health and wellbeing and am particularly interested in the area of perinatal mental healthcare and the needs of mothers and their families in Northern Ireland. Having recently completed my dissertation on this particular subject, I was delighted to be […]

Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out

Press Release Embargo: 00:01am 6th October 2021 Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out   Millions of families have experienced the biggest ever overnight cut to social security with this £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit. This will be felt by those with the least across our society and will cause rising poverty, debt, homelessness and […]

Women In Leadership

WRDA are delighted to be offering another Women in Leadership course, over Zoom. Funded by Belfast City Council’s Capacity Building Programme, the course will run for four weeks (Thursday mornings) from 5th October and aims to deliver practical training for women to increase their confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. Deirdre Quinn, the WRDA course co-ordinator, acknowledges […]

Afghanistan: Helplessness, Hope and Solidarity

I have watched the chaos in Afghanistan, like most of us, from the safety of my phone or television screen over the last few weeks. We have all witnessed the gut-wrenching footage and listened to the reports of desperate and frightened people attempting to flee their home country. Even if such an attempt was a […]

Member Profile: GLOW

What is the history of GLOW and where is it based? Located on the street that connects the divided communities of the Falls and the Shankill, GLOW (Giving Life Opportunities to Women) was established in 2011 through a desire to help local women and girls who were suffering from a range of mental health issues […]