New Collaborative Project Announced: ‘Women’s Skills, Training & Employment Programme’

Earlier this year in May, the UK government advertised 2 funds, the Levelling Up fund and the Community Renewal Fund (UK CRF) and after much discussion within WRDA and with potential partners we decided to make a bid for the UK CRF. The project…

Nothing About Us Without Us! Rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women

Disability Action and the Women’s Resource and Development Agency have teamed up to deliver “The Rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women” on Thurs 9th of December at 10am.  This will be an online event. The UK Government and the NI Executive…

Feminist Recovery Plan Engagement Update

Since it was first published in July 2020, the WPG Feminist Recovery Plan has served as a highly effective lobbying tool and a comprehensive, representative evidence base for the Women’s Policy Group and the women’s sector more generally.…
Have your say, bust the myths.

Time is running out to have your say on rape myths

Raise Your Voice is part of the Gillen Education & Awareness Working Group, set up to work on implementing the recommendations of the Gillen Review around education and myth busting. The focus of this group is to find ways to increase awareness…

WRDA Welcomes Publication of Truth, Acknowledgement and Accountability report (Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in NI)

WRDA welcomes the publication of the report on the institutions, including Mother & Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland, to which over 13,000 women, referred to as ‘unmarried mothers’, were sent over a period of many…
A visible force for change.

Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out

Press Release Embargo: 00:01am 6th October 2021 Universal Credit Cut Turns the Lights Out   Millions of families have experienced the biggest ever overnight cut to social security with this £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit.…
Katherine Robertson and Paula Murray with waterproof cards that hang in the shower to give instructions on the best procedure for breast self-examination.

NI Women urged to prioritise their health in fight against breast cancer

Women from some of the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland are being urged to prioritise their own health to ensure faster diagnosis of, and treatment for, breast cancer. While eight out of ten women from more advantaged backgrounds accept…

OVER 40% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THEIR WORKING LIVES

OVER 40% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THEIR WORKING LIVES Women’s Resource & Development Agency supports employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace   A new report from leading gender equality organisations…
Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

WPG Supports Introduction of New Offence of Non-Fatal Strangulation

We welcome this consultation and the opportunity to contribute on this vital issue. We are eager to see a new offence of non-fatal strangulation introduced in Northern Ireland. Our position is that there is an evident need for this offence to…

Women’s Policy Group urge party leaders to fully support the trans community in Northern Ireland

The Women's Policy Group has written to all party leaders in the NI Executive to invite them to meet with the WPG to discuss the importance of ensuring that trans rights are not rolled back in the name of women’s rights. You can view all of…