WRDA Response to the Published Report into the Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland

This week Stormont published its report into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries here in Northern Ireland. It shows us that at least 10,500 women passed through the Homes and around 3,000 through the Laundries. The report covers the…
Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership course launched for 2021

Free sessions offer life changing inspiration for women   A new online course has been launched to inspire women in Belfast to fulfil their potential and make changes in their lives.   The Women in Leadership course will run…
Visible force for change.

WRDA Adopt Position on the Inclusion of Trans Women and Non-Binary People

Our vision is of a fair and equal society and our belief that all women have the right to dignity, equality and respect is at the heart of WRDA’s work. We work from a feminist perspective, informed by women’s experiences, recognising that…
Women and Peacebuilding

Women Peacebuilders – Interview Request

WRDA are supporting researchers from UCD and Durham Law School in a research project assessing the unique challenges and risks that women in Northern Ireland experience as a result of engaging in advocacy, organisations, programmes and community…
Cervical screening video

Online awareness programme launched to help prevent cervical cancer

A new campaign to encourage women to attend for cervical screening has been launched online in a bid to raise awareness and address fears during the pandemic. This potentially life-saving online programme was developed by the Women’s Resource…
Women's Policy Group NI

Mike Nesbitt MLA questions the First and Deputy First Minister’s on their response to the Feminist Recovery Plan

The Women’s Policy Group would like to thank Mike Nesbitt MLA for questioning the First and Deputy First Minister’s on their response WPG COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan –  particularly on how they react to the NI Civil Service Response…
Women's Policy Group NI

Women’s Policy Group Request Extension to the Bill of Rights Consultation

The Women’s Policy Group have written to the members of the ad hoc on a Bill of Rights ahead of their planned meeting on the 12th November to request an extension to the consultation. The current consultation will run for just six weeks and…
Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Programme

Online breast cancer awareness programme launched to help save lives

A vital programme aimed at raising awareness of the importance of breast screening is now available online. The Women’s Resource and Development Agency’s (WRDA) ground-breaking awareness programme was originally developed to help tackle…
Women's Policy Group NI

NEW WEBINAR SERIES – Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan

Following the recent launch of the Women’s Policy Group COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan, we are pleased to announce that we will be running a webinar series looking at the pillars of the plan in more details. Each month, we will be posting…
In the Zone.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the Covid-19 crisis many women may have been prioritising others above ourselves, either through our jobs in care work or care of our children or vulnerable family members. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our message this…