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Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

June Funding Opportunities

June 2024 Scheme Funder Note Date Ards & North Down Borough Council: Christmas Festival Fund Ards & North Down Borough Council Application Deadline: 12pm, Monday 10 Jun 2024 Leeds Building Society Charitable…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

Campaigns Update

Campaigns:  Coalition of Carers Siobhán continues to attend regular meetings of the Coalition of Carers which is chaired by Carers NI.  The Coalition is made up of a number of organisations all working to highlight the key issues that…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

RESEARCH LAUNCH – Women, Unpaid Care and Employment

The last Consortium research paper on Women, Unpaid Care & Employment was published in February in collaboration with Carers NI.  The final report includes a wealth of feedback from women who took part in focus group sessions as well as…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

NEW RESEARCH – Women & Economic Inactivity

Siobhán Harding (policy worker at Women’s Support Network) has spent the last number of weeks carrying out focus group sessions with groups of women across Northern Ireland on the issue of Economic Inactivity and women’s barriers to education,…
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DAERA’s Minister Muir seeks views on proposals aimed at protecting Marine Environment

The Minister was speaking as he launched two consultations seeking views on two proposals aimed at improving protection of our marine environment.  The development of an updated Marine Protected Areas Strategy (MPA) and the Blue Carbon Action…
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Campaigns update: Cost of Living 24

Siobhán is part of a coalition of organisations led by Inspire Wellbeing NI who have come together to host a one-stop shop service for the many impacts of the Cost-of-Living Crisis.  The Cost of Living 24 campaign aims to make navigating…
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NEW RESEARCH PROPOSAL – Women & Economic Inactivity

Given that Northern Ireland has consistently had the worst figures for economic inactivity across the UK particularly for women we have started work on some research into women’s economic inactivity. The aim of this research is to highlight…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

Hosting Junior Ministers Aisling Reilly and Pam Cameron for Insightful Visit

WOMEN’STEC extends a heartfelt thank you to Junior Ministers Aisling Reilly and Pam Cameron for their recent visit. The visit provided an opportunity to showcase our work and engage in meaningful discussions on vital topics such as ending…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

‘Spotlight on Rural: Challenges and Approaches to Rural Health and Wellbeing’ Conference

NIRWN met with Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA at the ‘Spotlight on Rural: Challenges and Approaches to Rural Health and Wellbeing’.  We raised the particular challenges facing rural women and we hosted an information stand promoting…
Junior Minister Pam Cameron; Lynn Carvill, Chief Executive of WOMEN’STEC; Joanne Rea, WOMEN’STEC tutor and Junior Minister Aisling Reilly.

Women Breaking Barriers Celebration event/International Women’s Day 2024

NIRWN celebrated Year one participants’ achievements at International Women’s Day at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown on 7th March 2024. NIRWN has supported over 187 women through tailored education and support to overcome barriers…