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The Gender Pain Gap- the reality of women’s health inequalities

Women’s pain is often undermined, with healthcare professionals believing that women are over-exaggerating their pain which results in women not receiving the correct pain medication. While the healthcare system is vital for everyone, it traditionally placed men as the default patient which has meant that there are more barriers for women. Research around healthcare also […]

WRDA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

The theme for this year was “Peace and Courage”, recognizing that it takes courage to create peace. Conflicts are raging in Ukraine, Sudan, and Yemen, Genocides are happening right now against Palestinians in Gaza and against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province of China. In a world, in the words of our final speaker, “hurtling towards […]

Mas Project Wins Big at STAR Awards

International Women’s Day 2024 was a day for the Mas!  We are delighted to have won the Aontas award for Special Recognition for an Initiative Supporting Shared Island and Peace Building Activities.  The judging day and awards ceremony in Croke Park were attended by myself Clare Anderson, Mas Project coordinator, Lynette Glen, Mas worker in […]

Women’s Sector Lobbyist Prepared for Stormont Return

Following the return of the Assembly, the Women’s Sector Lobbyist prepared policy briefings on key issues, gathered from across the women’s sector, to send to each new Minister. These set out the priority issues we plan to lobby on in the coming mandate, and we have asked the Ministers and/or their teams for meetings, where […]

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2024

ervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancers by detecting early precancerous changes in the cells that line the cervix. Women aged 25-49 should be called for a smear test every 3 years and women aged 50-64 should be called every 5 years. You can watch a short video of what happens at a cervical screening […]

Where’s Our Democracy? – and Our Budget?

In November, to coincide with the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the Where’s Our Democracy campaign turned its attention to the dire state of our budget in Northern Ireland. It is impossible to deny that the economy – and people’s pockets – are the things most obviously impacted by the lack of Government, and this year several […]