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Raise Your Voice Update

The Raise Your Voice project, headed by WRDA alongside Reclaim the Agenda, WSN and NIRWN, continues to bring motions around misogyny to Councils across Northern Ireland. We hope that, as part of the Hate Crime Legislation Review, we will soon see misogyny recognised as a category of hate crime in Northern Ireland. The purpose of […]

Black Lives Matter and Racism in Northern Ireland

The unlawful and unjust killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25th May 2020 sparked a wave of protests across the world, with thousands taking to the streets in a display of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, including in Northern Ireland. At the beginning of June, Black Lives Matter protests took place […]

Women, Peace and Security in a Post Covid World

On September 15th WRDA will host an event called Women, Peace and Security in a post-COVID World”. This year marks the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which acknowledged the unique impact of conflict on women and girls; and recommended the adaptation of a gendered perspective to understanding peacebuilding and reconstruction after conflicts. Twenty-two years after our […]

WRDA Supports the Stop Covid NI App

The Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell was part of a human rights advisory group on a Covid-19 track and trace application. The Northern Ireland ‘StopCOVID NI’ free smartphone app helps to speed up the process to identify people at risk of catching the virus, and slow down its spread. Using the app along with existing public health […]

Get ‘In The Zone’ with WRDA

During Lockdown many women may have been prioritising others above ourselves, either through our jobs in care work or care of our children or vulnerable family members. It’s OK to take time for yourself and prioritise your own health. Incorporating breast self-examination into your self-care routine is an essential yet easy way to look after […]

Act Now to Stop Anti-Trans Proposals

We have been informed that the anti-trans proposals listed in last week’s Sunday Times article holds truth. These proposals included ‘new protections to safeguard female-only spaces…’ and ‘abandoning’ a self-determined procedure around GRA reform. Liz Truss MP is due to speak in Parliament about the equalities committee this Wednesday morning. Boris Johnson is likely to […]