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Have Your Say – Welfare Mitigations Review

NIRWN’s organisation Director Louise Coyle has been appointed as a panel member to the Welfare Mitigations Review Panel. If you, or anyone you know, who may be in receipt of Universal Credit and would like to share their experiences (anonymously and privately) of e.g. delays in payments, loss of the bedroom tax element, carry over of tax […]

December Funding Opportunities

December 2021 Scheme Funder Note Date Culture Ireland: Regular Grants and Showcases Culture Ireland Regular Grants Application Deadline 1 Dec 2021 NIHE: Social Enterprise Plus Programme The Northern Ireland Housing Executive Application deadline 1 Dec 2021 The 7 stars Foundation: Project Funding The 7 Stars Foundation Opens to applications 1 Dec 2021 The 7 stars […]

Women Versus Covid

Since March 2020 women have had a war on their hands, one that they never saw coming.  This was going to impact on their lives in every way humanly possible and no-one was going to be exempt.  This battle has taken away their safety, livelihood, mental health, support systems, connections, services and their voices. Through-out […]

Women In Debt: Research Participants Wanted

Siobhán has started work on a new research paper looking at the issue of women and debt.  This is a follow-up to a previous paper Making Ends Meet published in February 2020. This research paper will look at the issue of debt for low-income women and the impact of the pandemic on debt levels.  It will look […]

Cliff Edge Coalition Update

Siobhán continues to work as part of the Working Group for the Cliff Edge Coalition on extending and strengthening the welfare mitigations package in Northern Ireland.  This last month has been extremely busy on this issue and Siobhán has taken part in a number of meetings with the working group and the Minister for Communities […]

Welfare Mitigations Report Due by February 2022

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the appointment of an Independent Advisory Panel to review welfare mitigation measures in the north. The Independent Advisory Panel will be chaired by Les Allamby, former Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Mr Allamby will be joined by independent panel members and departmental officials with expertise […]

WPG NI Response to Justice Committee Call for Evidence: Justice (Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Victims) Bill

Within the Feminist Recovery Plan (FRP) launched in 2020, the WPG provided a comprehensive overview of the severe impact of the gender-based violence on women and used this evidence to make various recommendations to policymakers. The issues, evidence and recommendations made by the WPG within the Feminist Recovery Plan and the other work of the […]