Consultation response from the women's policy group Northern Ireland.

WPG calls for a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy as a matter of urgency

This is an excerpt from Women’s Policy Group NI Response to Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill Survey The prevalence of domestic abuse in Northern Ireland and the gendered nature of domestic abuse cannot be underestimated. Domestic abuse…

TEO Covid-19 Recovery Plan and WPG Feminist Recovery Plan Compared

This is an excerpt from WRDA Briefing on TEO Engagement with the Women's Sector and TEO Covid-19 Recovery Plan The Women’s Policy Group COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan provides a comprehensive evidence base which illuminates the impact…
FRP Key Briefings

TEO and NICS Response to WPG Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan Disappointing

This is an excerpt from WRDA Briefing on TEO Engagement with the Women's Sector and the TEO Covid-19 Recovery Plan The original WPG COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan (FRP) was published in July 2020 and provided evidence and recommendations…
Building Forward: Consolidated Covid-19 Recovery Plan

TEO Lack of Engagement with Women’s Sector Results in Significant Gaps in TEO Covid-19 Recovery Plan

This is an excerpt from WRDA Briefing on TEO Engagement with the Women's Sector and the TEO Covid-19 Recovery Plan The NI Women’s Policy Group (WPG) published their original COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan in July 2020 and relaunched the…
Disabled Women Feminist Recovery Plan Briefing

Disabled Women and Covid-19

This article is an excerpt from the Women's Policy Group Feminist Recovery Plan Briefing on Disabled Women The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on disabled people has been drastic, as the Health Foundation highlighted following the release…

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…