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Relaunch of Feminist Recovery Plan

Register Here We are excited to announce that the Women’s Policy Group are relaunching our COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan on Wednesday 28th July 2021 from 10am-12pm. We would like to invite you all to attend this relaunch event. One year…
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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…
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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…
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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…

Childcare for All Campaign – COVID-19 Statement

The co-convenors of the Childcare for All Campaign, WRDA and Employers For Childcare, welcome the publication of the Northern Ireland Executive five-stage plan for easing the COVID-19 lockdown. However while significant work is ongoing within…
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Department of Health Replies to Our Urgent Request for an Update on the Delivery of Perinatal Mental Health Services for Northern Ireland

We received a reply to our request stating that mental health was one of Minister Swann's top priorities. Whilst the reply noted that the need for mental health services would increase due to the pandemic, the work on the Mental Health Action…
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Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group Update

The Women’s Sector Lobbyist has been added to the Department for Communities Emergency Leadership Group and has now attended two meetings representing the women’s sector. In the first meeting held on Thursday 30thApril, updates were given…
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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…