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Strengthening women's role in peace building

Women’s Spaces is an innovative programme strengthening women’s capacity to take their rightful place as leaders in society.

We are…

Creating platforms to strengthen women’s voice in peacebuilding, civic and political life. We provide training and capacity building to help women make their voice heard, and work across Northern Ireland with women of all ages and backgrounds. We’re a consortium of four organisations who together have strong experience and expertise of supporting women to make their voice heard, building capacity and both practising and advocating for inclusive peacebuilding. We also create links to women peace-builders and women’s networks beyond Northern Ireland to share learning and strengthen solidarity.

About the Programme
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Our purpose

Women are at the forefront of community development, within and across communities in Northern Ireland, but continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding and public life in. This means that women are silenced and sidelined in public decision making; many also face barriers to participation in their own communities. Women’s Spaces aims to change this, by giving women the skills, tools and confidence to engage in public spaces, and creating new opportunities for women to participate in public debate and policy making.

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Published: February 6, 2023

Who has rights anyway?

Event Date(s): Thursdays Mar 9th, 16th, & 23rd | Tuesdays Apr 18th, 25th & May 2nd  | Time: Mar: 10.00am - 11:30am | Apr: 7:00pm - 8.30pm
Event Type: Online Event

Join us for a 3-week online programme where we explore what human rights really are and how they can support...

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Published: December 14, 2022

Women’s Spaces Programme is Officially Launched!

NIRWN along with project partners Women’s Platform, WRDA and WSN welcomed invited guests to the formal launch of the Women’s...

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Let’s inspire not only the next generation but also ourselves.

How to get involved

This new and exciting programme is now underway, and we welcome everyone to join us on this journey. By getting involved in women spaces, you can support gender equality and women’s empowerment in peacebuilding through Northern Ireland. This project will rely on the support of amazing individuals, partner organisations, funders, and local communities.

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