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Covid-19 Lobbying Update

WRDA is a member of the Women’s Policy Group (WPG) and hosts the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell who campaigns on behalf of the whole sector. As such we have been at the forefront of lobbying on ways to reduce the impact of Covid-19…
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Briefing on Domestic Violence and Abuse – COVID-19 and Legislative Reforms

Introduction: The Women’s Resource and Development Agency welcomes the proposed legislative changes regarding domestic abuse and violence both within the Northern Ireland Assembly and in Westminster Parliament. Activists, women’s organisations…
Looking after your mental health while you stay at home.

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting how important it is for people to look after their wellbeing as they stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Professor Hugo van Woerden, Director of Public Health and Medical Director at the PHA, said: “Coronavirus, and the impact it is having on our normal way of life, is understandably going to affect people’s emotional and physical wellbeing…
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New maternity website launched to advise pregnant women during COVID-19

During COVID-19 normal maternity services will be temporarily reconfigured.  To keep pregnant women informed of these changes the Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a new Northern Ireland Maternity COVID-19 website. The website will provide…
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Covid-19 WRDA Update

WRDA Covid-19 contingency planning commenced early March as uncertainty and panic levels were beginning to escalate. Yet despite the cancellation of some BC&B sessions, workshops and training programmes the majority of targets set for 2019/20…
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Police Powers to Enforce Social Distancing Already Being Abused

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 were introduced by the Northern Ireland Executive on 28th March, 2020. The purpose of this legislation is to allow the PSNI to enforce social distancing but…
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The impact of COVID-19 on Women

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented challenge across society worldwide, and Northern Ireland is no different. The current crisis affects men and women differently, and in many cases deepens the inequalities women experience…
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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,…