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Women bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis

Everyone will have been experiencing the financial pinch of the cost-of-living crisis lately. Household energy, fuel, groceries, and interest rates are all increasing while wages are stagnating, with welfare benefits falling far below the levels…
Consultation Response

The WPG responded to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Call for Evidence: The Effect of Paramilitaries on Society in Northern Ireland

"Loyalist women are less likely to report due to lack of trust in the police and a reluctance to be seen to be bringing the police into the area, paramilitarisation and the pressure that it will be used to make the community look bad, play into…
Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid

“It’s My Life Now” – Reaching Out to Older Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Women's Aid Belfast and Lisburn are reaching out to older women experiencing domestic abuse that support is available and it is never too late to seek help and support. We often hear that older women are “hidden” or “invisible” victims…
Bold Women Blogging

Women must speak up! We own the voice that will change rural patriarchy

This blog post is written based on a memory, a memory of disgust which struck a realisation inside me that I wanted change. My memory dates back to 2017, I was still in school just starting 6th form, in this stage of my life I really found myself,…
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Economic abuse and coercive control against women: How abusers are using the Child Maintenance Service.

WRDA are supervising a University of Ulster Placement Student to conduct research into domestic abuse via child maintenance arrangements. We want to hear from women who have been through this devastating experience. If you would like to take…
Honour-based abuse and its links to paramilitarim

Honour-based Abuse (and its links to paramilitarism)

Honour-based abuse (HBA) is a prevalent issue that is often misunderstood in Northern Ireland. While gender-based violence is usually described as violence that is directed at a woman because she is a woman or violence that affects women disproportionately10,…
Consultation Response

Paramilitaries Effect on Women in Northern Ireland

This response will specifically examine the effect of paramilitaries on women in Northern Ireland by highlighting their lived experiences as captured by WPG primary research. In addition, this submission will include responses from women to…

Find out how to respond effectively to complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace and provide protections for workers.

For the past two years, WRDA has been working with colleagues across the UK; Chwarae Teg, Close the Gap and the Fawcett Society, to look at this issue. We began with a research project, informed by surveys with employees and employers, to understand…

Women’s Sector Lobbyist – Political Party Manifestos and Commitments to Women Northern Ireland Assembly Election – 5th May 2022

With the Northern Ireland Assembly Election (AE22) happening this week – I thought it was important to analyse the different manifestos of the main political parties to see whether they have prioritised the needs of women. The Women’s…

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

Bowel cancer is the second 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…