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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…
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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…
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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…
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Issues to Raise with Candidates

The women in the 8 Maternal Advocacy and Support groups are passionate about improving perinatal mental health services in Northern Ireland. They have created a wishlist for change for improved services in Northern Ireland. You can help…
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The struggle to save the Regina Coeli hostel is directly connected to the struggle against gender-based violence

Please sign the petition to support the workers and residents of Regina Coeli in their struggle to save the facility The staff and women of Regina Coeli began the ‘sit in’ struggle to save the facility on the 12th of January after being…
Member profile: JoinHer Network

Member Profile: JoinHer Network

What is the history of JoinHer Network and where is it based?    We are based at 64 Bloomfield Avenue , Belfast BT5 5AD. JoinHer is an open and impartial Network led by an internationally diverse group of professional individuals…
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Make Period Products Free and Visible to Tackle Shame and Period Poverty

A period is a natural and biological function for women and girls and many trans men and non-binary people. Despite the fact that periods are a natural bodily function that cannot be controlled, they continue to be a taboo subject with high…
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Why We Need Safe Access Zones Around Premises Providing Abortion and Associated Services

Content warning: misogynistic language, miscarriage and baby loss Alliance for Choice have collected testimonies from people who have encountered anti-choice protests through an online portal since January 2020. Commenters often spoke of…
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…