Find out how to respond effectively to complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace and provide protections for workers.

For the past two years, WRDA has been working with colleagues across the UK; Chwarae Teg, Close the Gap and the Fawcett Society, to look at this issue. We began with a research project, informed by surveys with employees and employers, to understand…
Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

Women’s Sector Lobbyist – Political Party Manifestos and Commitments to Women Northern Ireland Assembly Election – 5th May 2022

With the Northern Ireland Assembly Election (AE22) happening this week – I thought it was important to analyse the different manifestos of the main political parties to see whether they have prioritised the needs of women. The Women’s…

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…

Lets Talk About Our Pelvic Floor

It's time to break the stigma and increase awareness of the importance of pelvic floor exercises before and after giving birth and for life! Pelvic floor related problems are extremely prevalent for women with incontinence and pro- lapse…

Women’s Policy Group Feminist Recovery Plan Election Asks – Assembly Election 2022

As the Assembly Election 2022 approaches, many parties are developing manifestos filled with promises and commitments they will do if we vote them in. The Women’s Policy Group NI has spent the past two years lobbying for the recommendations…
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Women’s Policy Group publishes Men’s Violence Against Women and Girls Research Report

The WPG recently conducted research to gather the views of women and girls in relation to men’s violence. This was conducted to inform the WPG response to the Calls for Views on the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy and the TEO Equally Safe…
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Legislative Updates – End of Assembly Mandate 2022

WRDA develops a monthly Stormont and Westminster update highlighting main developments across both the Assembly and Parliament relating to women and issues within the Feminist Recovery Plan. As we approached the end of the Assembly mandate,…
Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

WPG responds to ‘Human Rights Act’ consultation

This is an excerpt from the full consultation response. The WPG are aware that this consultation on the Human Rights Act (HRA) occurs in the wider context of increasing attempts by the UK Government, in recent years, to weaken the systems…
Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

Health Inequalities and Hostile Environment for Migrants and Black and Minority Ethnic People

This is an excerpt from the WPG response to the Refugee Integration Strategy Draft Consultation.   “Black, [Asian] and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities are generally considered to be at increased risk of poor mental health (Bhui…
Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

Addressing inequalities in cancer screening uptake during the pandemic

Find out more about the Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme The PHA contracts with the Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA) to deliver a regional, peer-led service to help tackle inequalities in cancer screening.…