Entries by WRDA Communications

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 […]

Swann publishes Mental Health Action Plan

This is a press release from the Department of Health. Health Minister Robin Swann has published the Mental Health Action Plan as part of his commitment to improve the mental health of the population in Northern Ireland. The Action Plan contains 38 actions, including a commitment to produce a mental health strategy, which will include […]

Childcare for All Campaign – COVID-19 Statement

The co-convenors of the Childcare for All Campaign, WRDA and Employers For Childcare, welcome the publication of the Northern Ireland Executive five-stage plan for easing the COVID-19 lockdown. However while significant work is ongoing within the Departments of Health and Education to support the childcare sector and ensure its sustainability, and a financial support package […]

Department of Health Replies to Our Urgent Request for an Update on the Delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Services for Northern Ireland

We received a reply to our request stating that mental health was one of Minister Swann’s top priorities. Whilst the reply noted that the need for mental health services would increase due to the pandemic, the work on the Mental Health Action Plan has been suspended due to the pandemic. This means work on delivery […]

Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group Update

The Women’s Sector Lobbyist has been added to the Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group and has now attended two meetings representing the women’s sector. In the first meeting held on Thursday 30thApril, updates were given on COVID-19 and the impact on women alongside plans to work on a feminist recovery plan. At the second […]

Covid-19 Lobbying Update

WRDA is a member of the Women’s Policy Group (WPG) and hosts the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell who campaigns on behalf of the whole sector. As such we have been at the forefront of lobbying on ways to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on women. A statement from the WPG on the gendered impact […]