Women's Policy Group NI

Statement by the Women’s Policy Group on the gendered impact of COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge across society in Northern Ireland. It has put in sharp focus the value and importance of care work, paid and unpaid, and highlighted the essential nature of often precarious…
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International Women’s Day 2020 – Rights In Sight

On the 7th of March a large crowd of people gathered in Writers Square to mark International Women’s Day. Before the march took off the crowd was entertained by group singers, face painting and free tea and coffee which was very welcome on…
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WRDA Office Closure in Response to Covid 19

Dear Colleagues,  Due to the ongoing and escalating situation in regard to the COVID 19, coronavirus, it is with regret that we have taken the decision to close WRDA’s offices until 27 March.  Whilst we realise this may cause some inconvenience,…
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Big Feminist Quiz!

To celebrate International Women's Day 2020 WRDA will be holding a quiz in the Speakeasy Bar on the 4th of March from 7.30pm (doors open at 7). £2 per person to enter with all proceeds going to WRDA. We hope to see you all there!
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Gender Inequality in Northern Ireland: Where are we in 2020?

In 2020, Northern Ireland has vast gender inequality across all aspects of society. Despite this, gender-neutral policy making is still the standard in all budgetary, policy and legislative decision making across Northern Ireland. It is essential…

WRDA Statement on the Draft Deal – 13th January 2020

The Women’s Resource and Development Agency welcomes many of the commitments outlined in the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ draft agreement. We are encouraged to see a commitment to deliver on several areas relating to women’s rights. This…

Meeting With Secretary of State Requested

WRDA requested a meeting with the Secretary of State in November 2019 and have received no response. As part of the Women's Policy Group a second letter was sent on the 8th of January 2020 and we have received confirmation of receipt but no…

Four nation approach to tackling workplace sexual harassment

Women's organisations from across the four nations of the UK have come together to collaborate on a project which will tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, funded by Rosa and the Justice and Equality Fund Now’s the Time programme. The…

Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 Launched

The Northern Ireland Women’s Manifesto 2019 sets out measures on a number of important gender equality issues that, with political will, can be taken forward over the next Westminster term. It has been compiled by The Women’s Policy Group.…

Brexit and the Impact on Women in Northern Ireland

Women in Northern Ireland are greatly underrepresented in public and political life. This was clearly evident in the lead up to the Brexit referendum and remains a worrying issue in the current Brexit negotiations. Underrepresentation in political…