We work to enhance the channels of communication between the women’s sector and government in Northern Ireland and to gender sensitise discussions and decisions that happen in the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Women’s Sector Assembly Update is an exciting free service offering women’s groups and organisations regular email updates on Assembly business in Stormont. The update focuses particularly on Assembly discussions, Assembly committee business and Assembly questions and answers that are relevant to Gender Equality issues and to the wider women’s sector generally.
We also publish Gender Focus, an e-bulletin used to brief MLAs and Ministers on issues affecting women and the women’s sector in Northern Ireland. The e-bulletin shows how decisions made in Stormont can have a differential impact on men and women. 'Gender Focus' aims to ensure discussions and decisions are gender sensitive rather than gender neutral.
We also convene Gender Agenda a new forum bringing together MLAs from across political parties, Women's Sector representatives and other experts convene twice a year to discuss strategic policy issues that have gender equality implications.
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