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Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland – Action required to stop Northern Ireland slipping behind other countries on Skills

A report from Learning and Work Institute has found that Northern Ireland risks slipping further behind other countries in the Skills of its workforce. Welcoming the report, Anne McVicker, Director from WRDA said: WRDA’s vision is of a fair and equal society where women are empowered and are a visible force for change and influence […]

WRDA Response to the Published Report into the Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland

This week Stormont published its report into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries here in Northern Ireland. It shows us that at least 10,500 women passed through the Homes and around 3,000 through the Laundries. The report covers the period between 1922 and 1990 when the last Mother and Baby Home closed, and highlights […]

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 […]