Its OK not be OK at Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but not for all of us. A quarter of UK adults will have poor mental health over Christmas and 18% of people report they ‘dread’ it. It’s OK not to be OK this Christmas, you’re not alone. Here are…

Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 Launched

The Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 sets out measures on a number of important gender equality issues that, with political will, can be taken forward over the next Westminster term. It has been compiled by The Women’s Policy Group.…

Disabled Women and Discrimination: Facts We Need You to Know

I was doing some research on women across the UK as a whole, on a wide range of issues, when I came across the UK Women’s Budget Group Briefing on Disabled Women and Austerity. I was so horrified, as a disabled woman myself, about these figures…

Violence against Women is No Laughing Matter – Armagh County Museum Responded to Our Concerns

  UPDATE: Success! We have been contacted by Armagh County Museum who accept that the description demeaned violence against women and girls and have agreed to reword it. They said the original description dated from an exhibition 20…

Brexit and the Impact on Women in Northern Ireland

Women in Northern Ireland are greatly underrepresented in public and political life. This was clearly evident in the lead up to the Brexit referendum and remains a worrying issue in the current Brexit negotiations. Underrepresentation in political…
Claire Bailey Green Party MLA, Kellie Turtle Women's Sector Lobbyist and Aoife Hamilton Employers for Childcare at the launch of the ChildCare for All Charter

Hellos and Goodbyes in Lobbying

Kellie Turtle, Women’s Sector Lobbyist, will be leaving WRDA in October. Kellie joined WRDA in 2017 and has campaigned relentlessly on issues such as the Two Child Tax Credit Cap and Rape Clause, maternal mental health and childcare for all…

The ‘clear gender gap’ in NI driving test pass rates has nothing to do with the ability of women behind the wheel, there is something else at play here…

It was reported by the BBC that there is a ‘'Clear gender gap' in NI driving test pass rates’. Women are more likely to pass the theory but men are more likely to pass the practical test. Intrigued, I dug a little deeper to try and see what…

Bowel Cancer is the Second Biggest Killer in NI, do you know how to use the FOB Home Screening Kit?

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in NI. Every year 1,100 people in NI are diagnosed with bowel cancer and 400 people die from the disease. If you are aged between 60-74 you should automatically be sent the FOB home screening…

20 Year Lower Life Expectancy for Women with Learning Disabillities

Women with a learning disability are at a higher risk of premature, preventable death than women in the general population. Cancer is the leading cause of death in NI and as all cancers are less treatable in the later stages early diagnosis…

Focus on Cervical Cancer Awareness

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…