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Women’s Support Network Call on local Government to look at the reasons behind Paramilitary lending

The Northern Ireland Executive Programme to Tackle Paramilitary Activity, Criminality and Organised Crime launched its latest ‘Ending the Harm’ public awareness campaign, focusing on how paramilitary gangs use illegal money lending as a means to control and exploit vulnerable people. Siobhán has been using social media to highlight the findings in the Consortium’s research paper Making Ends […]

Virtual Policy Forum: At the Nexus of Participation and Protection: Risks and Barriers to Women’s Participation in Northern Ireland

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA) are pleased to invite you to a virtual policy forum entitled “At the Nexus of Participation and Protection: Risks and Barriers to Women’s Participation in Northern Ireland,” taking place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, from 9:00am to 10:30am EST. This public discussion launches new research on women’s experiences […]

Feminist Recovery Plan Relaunch

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. One year on from the WPG NI COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan 2020 was initially launched in July 2020, gender-neutral policy making prevails and there has been little recognition of the gendered impact of […]

Climate Change Bill – Call for Evidence

The NI Assembly’s Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) has issued a call for evidence on the Climate Change Bill. The Committee is seeking views from stakeholders on the objectives, proposals and potential consequences of the Bill so it can understand how the legislation could affect different parts of society and how effective […]

Changes Ahead at Women’s Centre Derry

We are finally coming out of lockdown (hopefully the last) and summer is on the horizon, stores, restaurants, bar and Women’s Centre’s are opening and life as we know it is starting to have a semblance of normality about it.  Women and children are starting to filter through the doors again and we are loving it, […]

What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

I am currently Chair of a small but very impactful rural women’s group in a little village in county Derry called Swatragh and I would like to raise awareness of a very distressing and under diagnosed medical condition called  Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Let me explain….   Idiopathic means there is no known cure; Pulmonary refers to the lungs; […]

Funding Opportunities Closing in June

JUNE 2021 Scheme Funder Note Date Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA): Environment Fund Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Closing Date (Noon) 1 Jun 2021 Scott Bader: Commonwealth Global Charity Fund Scott Bader Opening Date 1 Jun 2021 Arts Council NI: Lottery Project Funding 2021-2022 Arts Council of Northern Ireland […]

Civic Society engagement in maintaining the conditions for North- South cooperation

The Centre for Cross Border Studies has produced a Briefing Paper to consider the extent to which the mechanisms established by the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland as part of the Withdrawal Agreement that formalised the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union are open to engagement by civic society. More specifically, the objective is to […]