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WOMEN IN NORTHERN IRELAND DESERVE TO HAVE A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT

Women were disproportionately impacted by the austerity policies following the financial crash. Women were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are now being disproportionately impacted by the cost of living crisis. Women in Northern…
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Event: Activism to end VAWG in NI ~ Learning from the lives of ten women

As part of a doctoral research project, Kate Mukungu carried out 10 life history interviews with activists from NI that have taken a stance on VAWG – violence against women and girls. These 2016 interviews were part of a study across two sites,…
Solidarity with the women of Iran.

Joint statement of democratic women’s organisations in support of the struggle of Iranian women for dignity, equality, peace, justice, and for human and democratic rights

WRDA have signed the following letter in solidarity with the women of Iran:   We, the undersigned organisations that campaign for women’s emancipation from every form of exploitation note that: On 6th July 2022, the president…
We need a mother and baby Unit in NI.

Robin Swann asked to Urgently Prioritise a Mother and Baby Unit in Northern Ireland

It’s World Mental Health Day today (10th October) and this year’s theme is ‘make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority.’ For the 1,400 women in the UK and 140,000 around the world who develop postpartum psychosis (PP)…
In the Zone.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our message this year is it’s important to take time for yourself and prioritise your own health. Incorporating breast self-examination into your self-care routine is an essential yet quick way…
In my own words: what if?

In My Own Words: Creative Writing Project

In My Own Words is a creative writing project delivered by independent Theatre Company Prime Cut Productions. The project is your chance to contribute an Anthology of New Writing from women across Belfast and hopefully a Digitised Performance…
Bold Women Blogging

Men paid more, even in retirement.

It has long been known that women face a smaller pension pot than men. WASPI (Women against state pension inequality) a voluntary organisation in the UK has been tirelessly campaigning and highlighting the gender pension gap since 1995. WASPI…
Cost of living crisis. Bold Women Blogging.

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…