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Legislative Updates – End of Assembly Mandate 2022

WRDA develops a monthly Stormont and Westminster update highlighting main developments across both the Assembly and Parliament relating to women and issues within the Feminist Recovery Plan. As we approached the end of the Assembly mandate, a number of significant legislative developments relating to women managed to pass. More information on the Stormont and Westminster […]

WPG responds to ‘Human Rights Act’ consultation

This is an excerpt from the full consultation response. The WPG are aware that this consultation on the Human Rights Act (HRA) occurs in the wider context of increasing attempts by the UK Government, in recent years, to weaken the systems of checks and balances on executive power and undermine key accountability mechanisms. It also […]

Health Inequalities and Hostile Environment for Migrants and Black and Minority Ethnic People

This is an excerpt from the WPG response to the Refugee Integration Strategy Draft Consultation.   “Black, [Asian] and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities are generally considered to be at increased risk of poor mental health (Bhui and McKenzie, 2008; UK Department of Health, 2011; Fernando, 2012) and frequently have less confidence using available services (Rooney, […]

£370,000 project provides opportunities for hundreds of women

More than £370,000 has been invested in a new project aimed at improving the lives and employment opportunities for hundreds of women from disadvantaged areas. Women Breaking Barriers, which is funded by the Community Renewal Fund (CRF) will provide specially targeted training and education courses in 14 women’s centres across Northern Ireland. The grassroots led […]

WRDA Statement on the Resignation of the First Minister

The resignation of the First Minister has caused instability in the devolved institutions, and this will have severe impacts on the most vulnerable In Northern Ireland. Due to these concerns, WRDA made a direct appeal to the First Minister to stay in post. At the point of the First Minister’s resignation over 20 pieces of […]

Housing is a Key Equality Issue

Read the full response here. The WPG believes that housing is a key equality issue that must be addressed as part of wider efforts to eradicate inequality in our society, in all its forms. Access to adequate and affordable housing impacts the degree to which one can fully and equally participate in society. For example, […]