WRDA regularly responds to consultations on policies being proposed by government. We concentrate on issues that will have a direct impact on women or on the women’s sector.

2019

WRDA response to the Department of Health Public Consultation ‘Reshaping Breast Assessment Services’

2017

WRDA response to the Department of Finance Briefing Paper on the Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

2016
WRDA response to the Executive Office Consultation on proposals for the withdrawal of two compendia official statistics publications – ‘A profile of older people in Northern Ireland’ and ‘Gender Equality Statistics’ annual publications.
WRC Response to: ‘A consultation paper on proposals for the provision of strategic support to the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland 2017-2021’
WRDA Response to Draft Programme for Government June 2016
Women’s Regional Consortium Response to: Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016-21
WRDA Response to Department of Justice Consultation on Domestic Abuse Offence & Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
Response to DHSSPS Health and Social Care Innovation Grant Scheme

2015
WRDA, CiNI and WINI response to Childcare Strategy (NI Executive) – November 2015
WRDA response to Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations NI – October 2015
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Social Housing Reform (DSD) – June 2015
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Sharing Works: A Policy for Shared Education (DOE) – February 2015
WRDA/Women’s Regional Consortium submission to DOJ’s abortion consultation

2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Future Support of Independent Living Fund Users in Northern Ireland (DHSSPS) – November 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Zero Hour Contracts (DEL) – September 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium Response to Development of a Sexual Orientation Strategy and Action Plan (OFMDFM) – June 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Review of Apprenticeships Interim Report (DEL) – April 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Delivering Social Change for Children and Young People (OFMDFM) – March 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Future Arrangements for Consumer Representation in Northern Ireland (DETI) – January 2014
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Policy Options Arising from the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (DARD) – January 2014
WRDA submission to Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland 2013-2020

2013
Women’s Regional Consortium response to Development Proposals for the six EU Priorities for Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (DARD) – October 2013
WRDA submission to Haass /O’Sullivan NI Panel of Parties Talks 2013
Response to the Consultation: Shared Parental Rights, Extending Flexibility at Work
WRDA response to Westminister threat to campaigning by civil society – September 2013
Response to Financial Capability Strategy issued by DETI – July 2013
Response to the Consultation on the limited Circumstances for a Lawful Termination of Pregnancy in Northern Ireland – July 2013
Response to Commission for Victims and Survivors – May 2013
Response to Towards a Childcare Strategy – March 2013

2012
Response to the Fit and Well Consultation – November 2012
Response to Supporting Separated Families; Securing Children’s futures – September 2012
Response to OFMDFM Disability Strategy – August 2012
WRDA DWP Work and Pension Committee Submission – August 2012
Response to DSD Audit of Inequalities – May 2012
Response to the Economic Strategy – February 2012
Response to the Programme for Government – February 2012

2011
Response to the Welfare Reform Bill EQIA 2011 – November 2011
Response to the Social Investment Fund Consultation – September 2011
Response to the Consultation on Passported Benefits in Universal Credit – September 2011
Response to the 1325 inquiry – September 2011
Response to Rebalancing the Northern Ireland Economy – July 2011
Response to Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government – June 2011
WCRP Response to Pathways to Success NEETS Consultation – June 2011
WCRP Response to the GEO, Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government – June 2011
WCRP Response to Community Safety Strategy for Northern Ireland – April 2011
Response to the DSD Draft Budget – February 2011
Response to the DFP Draft Budget – February 2011
Response to the OFMDFM Draft Budget – February 2011
Response to the DHSSPS Draft Budget – February 2011
Response to the DEL Draft Budget – February 2011
WCRP Response to Guidance on the Provision of Local Generalist Voluntary Advice – Feb 2011
WCRP Response to the DFP Draft Budget 2011-2015 – Feb 2011
WCRP Response to the Child Poverty Strategy – Feb 2011
WCRP Response to Play and Leisure Strategy – Feb 2011

2010
WCRP Response to the Early Years 0-6 Strategy – Nov 2010
WCRP Response to Success through Skill 2: The Skills Strategy for NI – Sept 2010
WCRP Response to Alex Attwood questions on budget priorities – Aug 2010
WCRP Response to DHSSPS Dementia Strategy – Aug 2010
WCRP Responose to Draft Public Assemblies, Parades and Protests (NI) Bill – July 2010
WCRP Response to A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland: Next Steps – March 2010
WCRP Written Evidence to DCAL on the Inquiry into Participation in Sports and Physical Activities – March 2010
WCRP Response to DRD on Public Transport Reform – Feb 2010
WCRP Response to A Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland – Jan 2010

2009
WRDA Response to the Eames Bradley Consultation on Dealing with the Past
WCRP Response to Gordon Brown’s announcement to axe the Childcare voucher scheme – Oct 2009
WCRP Response to the Equality Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform Bill – Sept 2009
WCRP Response to the Local Government Reform Establishment of Transition Committees in Statute – May 2009
Women’s Sector submission to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee inquiry on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland – May 2009
WCRP response to Draft Code of Practice (CoP) for Ministerial Public Appointments in NI – May 2009
WCRP response to ECNI Corporate Plan – Jan 2009

2008
Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy in NI Response – Sept 2008
WCRP Civic Forum response – Aug 2008

2007
Response to Belfast City Council Draft Peace and Reconciliation Action plan – Nov 2007
Response to Hidden Crimes Secret Pain – April 2007
Response to Peace III EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation – Aug 2007
Response to NI EU Competitiveness and Employment – July 2007
Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy in NI Response April 2007

2006
Response to the Consultation on the Bill of Rights Forum – Dec 2006
Response to Draft Rural Strategy – April 2006
Response to Northern Ireland Draft Priorities and Budget 2006-2008 – 2006
Response to DARD Strategic Plan – 2006
Response to Gender Equality Strategy – 2006

2005
Response to the review of Public Administration – Sept 2005

2004
Response to the Extension Peace II -Sept 2004
Response to Programme for Government – 2004
Response to “Progressing a Bill of Rights” – Aug 2004
Response to the Further Education Means Business Strategy Review – June 2004

Election Manifesto

WRDA is a member of the Women’s ad hoc Policy Group, which is comprised of a diverse range of organisations, individuals and trade unions who are concerned with influencing relevant government policies with the aim of promoting gender equality. Our ‘Women’s Manifesto Elections 2016: Northern Ireland Assembly and Local Government has been endorsed by a wide range of organisations and we will continue to lobby political parties on the issues raised by the Manifesto.