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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…
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What are they talking about anyway? NIRWN’s Jargon busting workshop

9th Dec @ 11am Ever despaired at the news and wondered ‘What are they talking about anyway?’ then this is the workshop for you. The UK exit from the EU has the potential to impact on the rights we currently enjoy and take for granted;…
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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…
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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,…
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NIRWN’s work on the UK Exit from the EU and the NI/Ireland Protocol continues

NIRWN recently met with the NI Secretary of State Brandon Lewis MP along with other civic society organisations and Louise Coyle, NIRWN Director chaired a Civic society discussion with the UK/EU Joint Chair Maroš Šefčovič MEP. The key…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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WPG NI Response to Health Committee Call for Evidence: Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill November 2021

The NI Women’s Policy Group support and welcome the introduction of safe access zones in Northern Ireland. The introduction of these zones through this Bill are necessary in order to fully implement CEDAW’s recommendation to: “protect…