WRDA Welcomes Publication of Truth, Acknowledgement and Accountability report (Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in NI)

WRDA welcomes the publication of the report on the institutions, including Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland, to which over 13,000 women, referred to as ‘unmarried mothers’, were sent over a period of many…
Box frame using stones and shells to create a representation of a family.

Thank You Lauren! MAs Volunteer Reflects on Project

As an art therapy student, I have a passion for advocating and working towards improved mental health and wellbeing and am particularly interested in the area of perinatal mental healthcare and the needs of mothers and their families in Northern…
A visible force for change.

Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out

Press Release Embargo: 00:01am 6th October 2021 Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out   Millions of families have experienced the biggest ever overnight cut to social security with this £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit.…
Katherine Robertson and Paula Murray with waterproof cards that hang in the shower to give instructions on the best procedure for breast self-examination.

NI Women urged to prioritise their health in fight against breast cancer

Women from some of the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland are being urged to prioritise their own health to ensure faster diagnosis of, and treatment for, breast cancer. While eight out of ten women from more advantaged backgrounds accept…

OVER 40% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THEIR WORKING LIVES

OVER 40% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THEIR WORKING LIVES Women’s Resource & Development Agency supports employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace   A new report from leading gender equality organisations…
Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

WPG Supports Introduction of New Offence of Non-Fatal Strangulation

We welcome this consultation and the opportunity to contribute on this vital issue. We are eager to see a new offence of non-fatal strangulation introduced in Northern Ireland. Our position is that there is an evident need for this offence to…

Women’s Policy Group urge party leaders to fully support the trans community in Northern Ireland

The Women's Policy Group has written to all party leaders in the NI Executive to invite them to meet with the WPG to discuss the importance of ensuring that trans rights are not rolled back in the name of women’s rights. You can view all of…
Women in Leadership

Women In Leadership

WRDA are delighted to be offering another Women in Leadership course, over Zoom. Funded by Belfast City Council’s Capacity Building Programme, the course will run for four weeks (Thursday mornings) from 5th October and aims to deliver practical…
Bold Women Blogging

Afghanistan: Helplessness, Hope and Solidarity

I have watched the chaos in Afghanistan, like most of us, from the safety of my phone or television screen over the last few weeks. We have all witnessed the gut-wrenching footage and listened to the reports of desperate and frightened people…
Member Profile: GLOW

Member Profile: GLOW

What is the history of GLOW and where is it based? Located on the street that connects the divided communities of the Falls and the Shankill, GLOW (Giving Life Opportunities to Women) was established in 2011 through a desire to help local…