Links to our partner organisations
Women’s Platform works to promote the implementation of international human rights standards and UN resolutions in Northern Ireland, including the principles of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Women’s Platform acts as the link between the women’s sector in Northern Ireland and international networks and seeks to amplify the voices of women and girls in Northern Ireland internationally. This includes coordination of Northern Ireland representation in UN mechanisms for human rights such as CEDAW and CSW, as an organisation in special consultative status with ECOSOC.
Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA)
WRDA is a regional organisation whose mission is to advance women’s equality and participation in society by working to transform political, economic, social and cultural conditions. The organisation was established in 1983 and works with women’s groups from all traditions in the most disadvantaged communities and from other urban and rural areas of NI. WRDA promotes empowerment by developing the capacity of women to tackle inequalities affecting them and works towards the elimination of inequalities affecting women. WRDA also engages in advocacy and lobbying for the women’s sector on a wide range of activities and provide leadership, infrastructural support, and advocacy within the women’s sector.
Women’s Support Network
WSN advocate for the established women’s centres all over our Region and host the Rape Crisis Service NI. WSN sit on the Anti-Poverty Strategy co design group, expert panel for Gender Equality and carry out regular research on issues impacting women including poverty, community-based training & education and engagement.
NI Rural Women’s Network
NIRWN is the voice for Rural Women providing vital support services, education, campaigning, and lobbying. NIRWN sit on the expert panel for Gender Equality Strategy, Anti-Poverty Strategy, Covid Emergency Leadership Group. NIRWN is a membership-based organisation with over 400 groups and 400 individual members. NIRWN provides advocacy representation for rural women at local and regional levels as well as at UK, Ireland, EU, and international level.