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Inaugural meeting of the All-Island Women’s Forum

Led by the National Women’s Council (NWC), The Women’s Forum aims to address the under-representation of women and further develop women’s role in peacebuilding and civic society. Funded through the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the Women’s Forum will also support building sustainable North South links, provide a space for marginalised communities, and build better […]

Keep The Lifeline Campaign Update

Siobhán Harding (Policy worker with our Consortium Partner organisation Women’s Support Network) continues to work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and a coalition of other organisations on the Keep the Lifeline campaign.  The purpose of this campaign is to keep the pressure on Westminster Government not to cut the £20 per week increase to […]

NIRWN Engagement Officer to sit on NWC All-Island Women’s Forum

The National Women’s Council (NWC) has announced the All-Island Women’s Forum participants, consisting of 28 members, 14 from Northern Ireland and 14 from the South.  NWC has sought representation from groups all-too-often left out of decision-making spaces including PUL, LGBTI+, women from minority ethnic groups, Traveller women, disabled women, rural women and young women. The […]

Women’s Policy Group NI Endorse Women’s Resource and Development Agency Response to NICE Inducing Labour Update Consultation on Draft Guidelines

The members of the WPG NI and WRDA reject the NICE guidelines for the following reasons: These proposals single out black and brown birth giving people, over 35s and people with higher BMIs for early induction at 39 weeks. The equality impact assessment for this guideline has not recognised the impact on these groups of […]

Campaigning Update: Keep The Lifeline

Siobhán Harding, the Policy Worker for our Partner Organisation, Women’s Support Network continues to work with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and a coalition of other organisations on the Keep The Lifeline campaign around the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.  The Coalition will be undertaking more work around this campaign towards the end of the summer […]

Connect4Women Project Launched by WOMEN’STEC, Glow NI, and Shankill Women’s Centre

Proudly supported by The National Lottery Community fund, WOMEN’STEC, Glow NI, and Shankill Women’s Centre launch new initiative to support unemployed women in North and West Belfast to access training, education, and personal development. Connect4Women is a collaborative project between WOMEN’STEC, Glow NI, and Shankill Women’s Centre. Together, we take a whole-person approach to helping […]

Funding Opportunities

JULY 2021 Scheme Funder Note Date Moy Park Community Support Fund OSI Group: Moy Park Closing Date 1 Jul 2021 Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Grant Round 3 Opening Date 1 Jul 2021 Music for All Music for All Application Deadline 1 Jul 2021 Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) […]

Cliff Edge Coalition Update

Siobhán Harding (Policy Worker at our Partner Organisation, Women’s Support Network) continues to work with the Cliff Edge Coalition on their Working Group to take forward and lobby for the extension and strengthening of the mitigations package in Northern Ireland. The Coalition is currently campaigning to Close the Loopholes in the Bedroom Tax and Benefit […]