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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…

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…
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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…
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NIRWN Speaks to the House of Lords Sub Committee on the Protocol

NIRWN’s organisation Director, Louise Coyle gave evidence last week to the House of Lords Select Committee on Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The focus of the evidence was: How is the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland affecting communities? Also…
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Pride in Ourselves: Women’s Centre Derry Opinion Piece

June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community. During this important celebration allies can show our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters that we love and support them. The LGBTQ+ community have made a vital impact on the world, as role models, community…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…