Young women holding WRDA's banner at International Women's Day 2020.

Supporting the Next Generation of NI Feminists – A Placement Student’s Experience

I first heard of WRDA in 2019 when researching possible organizations to do my placement with in 2020. My teacher suggested they would be an ideal organization to complete my placement with if I aspired to work in the field of social justice.…

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…

Women’s Aid launch a petition for a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in NI

Please support us on this Call for Action by visiting our petition.  Women’s Aid have today launched a petition calling on the Northern Ireland Assembly to develop and implement a Violence Against Women & Girls Strategy in NI. We are…
A woman talking to her GP.

Online Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

Do you know how to properly check your breasts? Ever wondered what happens at a cervical smear test? Want to find out more about the quick and easy test kit for bowel cancer? You will learn all this and much more at our breast, cervical and…
Cervical screening video

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland – Action required to stop Northern Ireland slipping behind other countries on Skills

A report from Learning and Work Institute has found that Northern Ireland risks slipping further behind other countries in the Skills of its workforce. Welcoming the report, Anne McVicker, Director from WRDA said: WRDA’s vision is of a fair…

WRDA Response to the Published Report into the Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland

This week Stormont published its report into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries here in Northern Ireland. It shows us that at least 10,500 women passed through the Homes and around 3,000 through the Laundries. The report covers the…
Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership course launched for 2021

Free sessions offer life changing inspiration for women   A new online course has been launched to inspire women in Belfast to fulfil their potential and make changes in their lives.   The Women in Leadership course will run…
Visible force for change.

WRDA Adopt Position on the Inclusion of Trans Women and Non-Binary People

Our vision is of a fair and equal society and our belief that all women have the right to dignity, equality and respect is at the heart of WRDA’s work. We work from a feminist perspective, informed by women’s experiences, recognising that…
Women and Peacebuilding

Women Peacebuilders – Interview Request

WRDA are supporting researchers from UCD and Durham Law School in a research project assessing the unique challenges and risks that women in Northern Ireland experience as a result of engaging in advocacy, organisations, programmes and community…
Cervical screening video

Online awareness programme launched to help prevent cervical cancer

A new campaign to encourage women to attend for cervical screening has been launched online in a bid to raise awareness and address fears during the pandemic. This potentially life-saving online programme was developed by the Women’s Resource…