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Women in Leadership course launched for 2021

Free sessions offer life changing inspiration for women   A new online course has been launched to inspire women in Belfast to fulfil their potential and make changes in their lives.   The Women in Leadership course will run for four weeks from the end of January through to end of March and aims to […]

Women Peacebuilders – Interview Request

WRDA are supporting researchers from UCD and Durham Law School in a research project assessing the unique challenges and risks that women in Northern Ireland experience as a result of engaging in advocacy, organisations, programmes and community level initiatives addressing the outcomes of conflict and advancing community cohesion. We are looking to speak with a […]

Mike Nesbitt MLA questions the First and Deputy First Minister’s on their response to the Feminist Recovery Plan

The Women’s Policy Group would like to thank Mike Nesbitt MLA for questioning the First and Deputy First Minister’s on their response WPG COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan –  particularly on how they react to the NI Civil Service Response to the plan which denied the gender pay gap and rarely mentioned women. We look forward […]

Is Consent Normalised in Ireland?

The revelations of UCD professor, Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, of being sexually harassed by a fellow professor for two years have instigated more questions than answers on how higher education institutions are ensuring the safety of those working and studying within their confines. The case also demonstrates that broader institutional barriers to access justice for […]

Online breast cancer awareness programme launched to help save lives

A vital programme aimed at raising awareness of the importance of breast screening is now available online. The Women’s Resource and Development Agency’s (WRDA) ground-breaking awareness programme was originally developed to help tackle inequalities in the uptake of breast cancer screening – as women living in deprived circumstances are less likely to attend. The programme […]

NEW WEBINAR SERIES – Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan

Following the recent launch of the Women’s Policy Group COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a webinar series looking at the pillars of the plan in more details. Each month, we will be posting a schedule of webinar events that we will be hosting, alongside themes for discussion and […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the Covid-19 crisis 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. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our message this year is it’s OK to take time for yourself and prioritise your own health. Incorporating breast […]