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When? Wednesday 8th March, 9.30am - 11.30am
Where? 6 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT71NZ

Come along to our open house event to celebrate with us the history of IWD and have the opportunity to hear about the work we are doing within the community.

Light breakfast and live music.

Meet like-minded women and add your International Women’s Day wishes to our wishing tree. 

For catering purposes can you please register via Eventbrite or contact or call 028 90 230 212

Time to Commit to Women #Time2Commit

The Women at the Cutting Edge conference, in the Riddle Hall at Queen’s University, attracted people from women’s centers, women’s organisations, women activists, trade union movement and other community organisations.

Organised by Reclaim the Agenda, the issue under the spotlight was the austerity agenda and the impact on women’s community and voluntary organisations.

Following the presentations and an overview of the research, participants took part in round table discussions. The voices, concerns and demands where gathered by Women's Sector Lobbyist, Kellie Turtle, to produce a follow up report to hold the government accountable.

In light of the upcoming assembly election there is no better time to unite and make our voices heard.
We urge everyone to attend and get involved in this campaign to ensure our next assembly commits to gender equality.
At the event we will be setting up a working group which will demand an explanation as to how the political party's deliver on the demands of the women's movement. 

When? 16th February 2017, 10am-12.30pm
Where? UNISON, Galway House, 165 York St, Belfast BT15 1AL 

‘Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the World. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has’ - Margaret Mead - Women’s Rights Activist

Book via Eventbrite here.

Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness
Programme takes place over 3 two hour sessions and is available to individuals and organisations working with hard to reach groups across Northern Ireland.
Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening The Women’s Resource and Development Agency is currently providing training across Northern Ireland. The Breast, Cervical and Bowel Screening Awareness Training.

The sessions cover:

Breast awareness and Breast Screening, including a practical demonstration on how to
check your breasts and the signs and symptoms to look for

Cervical Screening, including what happens at a smear test the types of results and what
they mean

Bowel Cancer Screening, including the signs and symptoms to look out for and how to take
the screening test

WRDA Programmes are delivered by experienced trainers qualified to Level 3 in Training and
Development through WRDA’s Community Facilitators Training Programme and provide
employment for local women whilst building Community Capacity.

If you are in contact or associated with a local community or women’s group that would
benefit from this training feel free to get in touch with Katherine Robertson by calling 028
90230212 or by emailing for further details.

Are you a member of WRDA?

WRDA is a membership organisation. We exist for the benefit of our members, representing their interests and informing them of the latest issues affecting the women’s sector. We ensure that our members have a meaningful say in our work through contributing to our policy submissions and attending our events. Additional benefits of membership include the opportunity to promote news and events through WRDA and an invitation to our Annual General Meeting. 

It's FREE to join here.
Call for Research Papers and Reports
WRDA are currently undertaking the design and development of a new website. This website will be launched in the new year enhancing users experience and flow of communication. Our new website will feature an e-library of research and reports giving our members an opportunity to promote their work and a resource for those undertaking new pieces of research.

If you have recently undertaken a piece of research or would even like to feature past research papers please contact

All submissions are very welcome!


Time to Commit to Women, 16th February 2017
Open House in Celebration of WRDA, 8th March 2017
Women Campaigning for a Better Belfast - Women and the City, 16th February 2017
International Women's Day Launch, 22nd February 2017
Polling Day for NI Assembly, 2nd March 2017

And finally...

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, @WRDA_team. We'd love to connect with you there! You can also find us on Facebook or visit our website, which covers all the latest women's news.
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