Today the Women and Equalities Committee have published their findings from their Inquiry into Abortion in Northern Ireland. In it they set out clear needs that must be met by the Westminster Government urgently.

There are two public consultations, which will have significant impacts on women, currently open and asking for views.  We encourage individual women and the organisations that work with and for women to respond.


Reshaping Breast Assessment Services – Department of Health

To celebrate the launch of the Foyle Family Justice Centre, Foyle Women's Aid are hosting a major international conference on 4th and 5th June 2019 at Ulster University (Magee Campus) in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, under the theme ‘From Hurt to Hope’. 


From 1 April 2019 the Minimum Wage is going up.  For workers aged 25 and over the National Living Wage rises to £8.21/hour.  This means that 75,000 workers in Northern Ireland will receive £690 more in pay a year.  For workers aged 21 – 24 the National Minimum Wage is going up to £7.70/hour and the rate for 18 – 20 year olds is going up to £6.15/hour.

The latest figures on alcohol-related deaths published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) show a 65% increase in female deaths between 2013 and 2017.