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…
A visible force for change.

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.…
WRDA statement on the resignation of the first minister.

WRDA Statement on the Resignation of the First Minister

The resignation of the First Minister has caused instability in the devolved institutions, and this will have severe impacts on the most vulnerable In Northern Ireland. Due to these concerns, WRDA made a direct appeal to the First Minister to…
Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

Housing is a Key Equality Issue

Read the full response here. The WPG believes that housing is a key equality issue that must be addressed as part of wider efforts to eradicate inequality in our society, in all its forms. Access to adequate and affordable housing impacts…
Call for Views

Women – we want to hear your views on developing a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in Northern Ireland!

The Women’s Policy Group (NI) are asking women to complete this short survey to gather views on issues relating to the development of a Violence Against Women and Girls strategy for NI. Statistics show that Northern Ireland is the most dangerous…
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WPG Disappointed by Law Commission Decision not to Recognise Misogyny as a Hate Crime

This is an excerpt from WPG NI Statement on the Law Commission Hate Crime Report. The WPG would like to express our extreme disappointment in the recent report from the Law Commission on the review of Hate Crime. This review stated: “Sex…