The MAs project. Maternal advocacy and support.

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…
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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…
Member profile of Granaghan and district women's group.

Member Profile: Granaghan & District Women’s Group

Granaghan and District Women’s group is a small, (but mighty) women’s group, formed in 1994, the same year as The Downing Street Declaration. It is based in the small village of Swatragh, in county Derry, on the main A29. Most traffic passes…
Institutional barriers to normalising consent.

Is Consent Normalised in Ireland?

The revelations of UCD professor, Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, of being sexually harassed by a fellow professor for two years have instigated more questions than answers on how higher education institutions are ensuring the safety of those…