Women's sector lobbyist prepared for Stormont return

WRDA Members Contribute to New Poetry Anthology

As part of the In My Own Words creative writing project delivered by Prime Cut Productions 10 members of WRDA were tutored by poet Nandi Jola to help bring out their creative side. The group met weekly and we have Women’s Support Network to…
Cervical cancer awareness week.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week 2024

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 years.…
Gender inequality in NI: where are we in 2024?

Gender Inequality in Northern Ireland: Where are we in 2024?

In 2020, WRDA produced a number of statistics on gender inequality in Northern Ireland, against a number of key indicators. This data represents an update on the 2020 statistics, against the same measures, insofar as they are available. It…
Logos of trans together.

Trans Equality Together Statement on the Publication of the Final Cass Report

Today, April 10th, Dr Hilary Cass published the full final report of the independent review of Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement in Autumn 2020, known as ‘The Cass Review’. The…
two leaflets relating to bowel cancer.

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Do You Know How to Reduce Your Risk?

Bowel cancer is the fourth 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…
WRDA staff with banners at IWD 2024 rally.

WRDA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

The theme for this year was “Peace and Courage”, recognizing that it takes courage to create peace. Conflicts are raging in Ukraine, Sudan, and Yemen, Genocides are happening right now against Palestinians in Gaza and against Uighur Muslims…
Star award winners from the Mas project holding their award.

Mas Project Wins Big at STAR Awards

International Women’s Day 2024 was a day for the Mas!  We are delighted to have won the Aontas award for Special Recognition for an Initiative Supporting Shared Island and Peace Building Activities.  The judging day and awards ceremony in…
We are calling on Ministers and Departments to resist the implementation of revenue raising measures.

We are calling on Ministers and Departments to resist the implementation of revenue raising measures

This is a excerpt from the Women's Policy Group Response to the Department of Infrastructure Consultation on Water & Sewerage Charges. Northern Ireland is facing a difficult financial environment. Although the Assembly has returned and…
The MAs project. Maternal advocacy and support.

Recruitment now open for Maternal Advocacy & Support OCN Level 3 Endorsed Course

The Mas project is committed to increasing awareness of perinatal mental health, breaking stigma and providing support for women.  Would you like to learn more about maternal mental health? This course will be delivered on Zoom and provides…
Women's sector lobbyist prepared for Stormont return

Women’s Sector Lobbyist Prepared for Stormont Return

Following the return of the Assembly, the Women’s Sector Lobbyist prepared policy briefings on key issues, gathered from across the women’s sector, to send to each new Minister. These set out the priority issues we plan to lobby on in the…