October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our message this year is it’s important to take time for yourself and prioritise your own health. Incorporating breast self-examination into your self-care routine is an essential yet quick…
In my own words: what if?

In My Own Words: Creative Writing Project

In My Own Words is a creative writing project delivered by independent Theatre Company Prime Cut Productions. The project is your chance to contribute an Anthology of New Writing from women across Belfast and hopefully a Digitised Performance…
Consultation Response

The WPG responded to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Call for Evidence: The Effect of Paramilitaries on Society in Northern Ireland

"Loyalist women are less likely to report due to lack of trust in the police and a reluctance to be seen to be bringing the police into the area, paramilitarisation and the pressure that it will be used to make the community look bad, play into…
Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid

“It’s My Life Now” – Reaching Out to Older Women Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Women's Aid Belfast and Lisburn are reaching out to older women experiencing domestic abuse that support is available and it is never too late to seek help and support. We often hear that older women are “hidden” or “invisible” victims…
Honour-based abuse and its links to paramilitarim

Honour-based Abuse (and its links to paramilitarism)

Honour-based abuse (HBA) is a prevalent issue that is often misunderstood in Northern Ireland. While gender-based violence is usually described as violence that is directed at a woman because she is a woman or violence that affects women disproportionately10,…
Consultation Response

Paramilitaries Effect on Women in Northern Ireland

This response will specifically examine the effect of paramilitaries on women in Northern Ireland by highlighting their lived experiences as captured by WPG primary research. In addition, this submission will include responses from women to…

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…

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…