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Ask a Candidate Election Resource Published

At our Women Delivering Change Conference delegates had the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of MLAs. The questions asked have been developed by the Consortium into a resource available here. We hope women will be able to use this resource during the 2022 Assembly Election campaign to challenge candidates in their area and […]

Introducing The Civil Society Alliance

The Civil Society Alliance is a new project set up to empower civil society organisations from across the UK to scrutinise and influence constitutional, administrative and legal changes to the UK policy landscape. The Civil Society Alliance provides a resource to build capacity, facilitate and coordinate the sharing of information, expertise, and concerns. The first […]

Women’s Centre Derry Update

March was a month of celebration we had International Women’s Day, Women Breaking Barriers Conference and the launch of the Women’s Regional Consortiums first ever Annual General Report. This year for International Women’s Day, Women Centre Derry hosted a networking event for women consisting of 11 local organisations showcasing a range of services and support […]

Call for Views – Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy and Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

The Department of Justice issued two Calls for Views on issues to help inform the content, themes and overall direction of a new Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy and a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. Following a number of focus group sessions in Women’s Centre’s Siobhán drafted the Consortium’s response to these two Call […]

Breaking The Grass Ceiling” report launched at Stormont on International Women’s Day

The Assembly’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee has today launched its ‘Breaking the Grass Ceiling’ Report which highlights the barriers faced by local women working in agriculture. The report also makes a number of recommendations on practical and policy measures that could be introduced to promote, encourage and support women in the sector. Speaking […]

April 2022 Funding Bites

  APRIL 2022 Scheme Funder Note   Community Foundation for NI: RTÉ Toy Show Appeal Community Grants Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Application deadline 1pm on 1 Apr 2022 National Allotment Gardens Trust Award National Allotment Gardens Trust Application deadline 1 Apr 2022 Belfast City Council Small Grants: Good Relations Grant Belfast City Council Submission […]

Keep the Lifeline Update

Siobhán continues to attend meetings of Keep the Lifeline to discuss ways in which the cut to Universal Credit can be kept on the political agenda. Keep the Lifeline is also urging the Government to ensure that benefits keep up with the rising cost of essentials. Increasing benefits by just 3.1% in April when inflation […]