Gender Inequality in Pop Music

Gender Inequality in Pop Music

Introduction I was visiting my granny recently and she mentioned her dislike for the way female artists, such as Taylor Swift and Lizzo, dress ‘these days’. She had seen some purposefully unflattering pictures of these women in leotards…
Opening Statement to the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Opening Statement to the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Opening Statement to the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Elaine Crory, Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Women’s Resource & Development Agency   WRDA was founded in 1983, while the conflict was still…
two leaflets relating to bowel cancer.

WPG NI Response to Foundational Review of Civil Legal Services

The position of the Women’s Policy Group NI is that access to justice is a fundamental right, and there is a duty on the state to ensure access to it, even if that means expense. At present, legal aid is available but requires an exacting…
two leaflets relating to bowel cancer.

WRDA Members Contribute to New Poetry Anthology

As part of the In My Own Words creative writing project delivered by Prime Cut Productions 10 members of WRDA were tutored by poet Nandi Jola to help bring out their creative side. The group met weekly and we have Women’s Support Network to…
Cervical cancer awareness week.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2024

Cervical 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.…
Bold women blogging: Maternal mental health - a feminist issue.

Maternal Mental Health in Northern Ireland – a Feminist issue

The pressures on mums are never - ending, the expectation to have a job, be a mum, be happy and smile and hold it together for themselves and for others in the face of adversity is testament to societal pressure that often expects women to do…
Gender inequality in NI: where are we in 2024?

Gender Inequality in Northern Ireland: Where are we in 2024?

In 2020, WRDA produced a number of statistics on gender inequality in Northern Ireland, against a number of key indicators. This data represents an update on the 2020 statistics, against the same measures, insofar as they are available. It…
A rainbow drawn in crayon.

Why Mother and Baby Units aren’t a luxury, they are a necessity.

I spent my first night at home with my daughter when she was seven weeks old. This isn’t how I thought it would happen. I pictured wrapping her in her blanket, popping her in her car seat, driving (slowly) from hospital to our home, and…
Logos of trans together.

Trans Equality Together Statement on the Publication of the Final Cass Report

Today, April 10th, Dr Hilary Cass published the full final report of the independent review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement in Autumn 2020, known as ‘The Cass Review’. The…
two leaflets relating to bowel cancer.

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Do You Know How to Reduce Your Risk?

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in NI. Around 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and around 430 people die from the disease. Early detection is key to improved survival rates and the recently introduced FIT…