Events and Training for Women

Start By Doing Enterprise Initiative Workshop
17th May 2016, Princes Trust Belfast

Activate is a business-based workshop designed to help you develop a mini business plan. The workshop is aimed at individuals who have a specific and definitive business idea. To regsiter contact Emma Garrett at emma@workwest.co.uk.

Challenges and Choices- A Woman's Guide to the 21st Century 
7th May - 11th June 2016, Belfast 

Alliance for Choice are delighted to announce that we will again be running our 6 week training programme Challenges and Choices- A Woman's Guide to the 21st Century. The programme will run from Saturday 7th May for 6 weeks until Saturday 11th June 10.30am-1.00pm in a city centre venue (tbc). The programme will be facilitated by our tutor Felice Kiel. For registration purposes or any further questions please e-mail alliancechoice4@gmail.com with the subject line C&C 16 

Building the Belfast Agenda
10th May 2016, Belfast City Hall

Workshop in City Hall on Tuesday 10 May to discuss how the community and voluntary sector can participate in the process of community planning and the development of the Belfast Agenda. To confirm your attendance, please register 
HERE before Thursday 28 April. Please note places are limited to a maximum of two per organisation. 

Charity Trustee Conference – Promoting good financial governance
11th May 2016, NICVA

NICVA, in partnership with Moore Stephens, is holding a conference dedicated to charity trustees to help raise awareness of the new accounting and reporting regulations and promote understanding of good financial governance. 
Click here for more information.

Centre for Global Education Seminar
11th May 2016, Queens University Belfast

 “What are the Main Challenges and Enablers to Women’s Empowerment?” Speaker: Carol Wrenn, Gender Equality Programme Advisor, Trocaire. Room 01/005, 1st Floor, 26 University Square, School of Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast at 6pm. Everyone welcome!

EU Funding in 2016 for Human Rights Organisations
12th May 2016, Belfast

This information session will provide an overview of EU funding opportunities available to human rights organisations (migration, access to justice, disability, rights of the child, anti-racism etc.)During this session we will present the relevant EU funds and their priorities and provide information on the current and planned calls for proposals. We will also review the main requirements to submit applications under these funds, as well as provide a series of examples of successful applications. 
Click here for more information.

Human Rights Consortium AGM
18th May 2016, Community House City Link Business Park

Human Rights Consortium will be hosting their AGM on Wednesday the 18th of May from 12pm. Their AGM will be held in the Consortium Office Board Room, 2nd Floor, Community House City Link Business Park 6A Albert Street Belfast BT12 4HQ. To register for the event please email 
maggie@humanrightsconsortium.org or by telephone 028 90 313780.

'Hierarchies of Wartime Sexual Violence' 
18th May 2016, Jordanstown campus 

Dr Olivera Simić examines the excluded or silenced narratives of wartime sexual violence among women belonging to so-called ‘perpetrator’ war-torn nations. She specifically focuses on the silence surrounding Bosnian Serb women’s experiences of wartime sexual violence. For more information click here.

The Place of Northern Ireland within UK Human Rights Reform Seminar 
24th May 2016, Ulster University 

Against the backdrop of the Conservative government’s plan to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a British Bill of Rights, the speakers will talk about the key findings of their report'The Place of Northern Ireland within UK Human Rights Reform'. The seminar will reflect on what the government’s proposals might mean for Northern Ireland and the possible options for reform. For more infomation click here.

CINI Child Poverty Conference
24th May 2016, Parliament Buildings, Belfast

Free Child Poverty Conference, hosted by Children in Northern Ireland. Key note speaker:  Co-author of The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson. Further details to follow closer to the time. To register email: info@ci-ni.org.uk

INSPIRE - A unique training event for politically interested and engaged women
25th May, Belfast 

Following a successful funding award from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, Women for Election in partnership with the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation are hosting three single day INSPIRE Programme training events. For more info 
click here.

1st June 2016, Glenavon Hotel Cookstown

NIRWN will be reflecting on the progress and achievements of their 2015 work at our Annual General Meeting June 1st at 4pm. If you wish to attend please register by email: 
majella@nirwn.org or Tel: 02887753389

FGM Information Session

6th June 2016, PSNI Headquarters

The aim of the half-day session is to provide safeguarding professionals with an opportunity to find out what female genital mutilation is; why it is practiced; the legislation relating to this crime and action that agencies can take in preventing and protecting girls and women. For more information click here: FGM Workshop

Women and Political Settlements: International, Regional and Local Approaches to Peacemaking
27th June 2016, UU Belfast

The TJI is delighted to announce its 9th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of: Women and Political Settlements: International, Regional and Local Approaches to Peacemaking. For more information and scholarships click here.

Parenting NI: Parenting Your Teen Programme
May - June 2016, Belfast

An evidence based, 8 session programme developed to improve communication and relationships between parents and their teenagers. Please email education@parentingni.org or call 028 9031 0891 for more info. To register for the programme, please call 0808 8010 722.

“Understanding the Law” Course
Training available on request & onsite.

This Empowerment Training & Consultancy course is delivered in 2-3 hour practical workshops over a 4 week period, on site by Eileen Fegan, a former legal academic with ten years' experience of delivering training in the women's and voluntary sector in NI. Its aim is to help demystify the law, by explaining legal jargon and showing each individual how to carry out their own research. The course can be tailored to the needs and interests of your organisation. Visit the website for further info, or contact Eileen at this email or on 077 1710 4086

LLM Gender, Conflict & Human Rights programme 2015-16

Ulster University, Jordanstown Campus, Newtownabbey.

The Transitional Justice Institute are currently accepting applications for the LLM Gender, Conflict and Human Rights, for 2015-16 entry. This programme is offered by the TJI in cooperation with the School of Law, and is delivered by active researchers at the Jordanstown campus on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two+ years) basis. The programme will enable you to develop skills relevant to legal practice, and to gender policy, research and advocacy roles. For more info visit thewebsite, or contact Ms Emer Carlin on 028 7167 5146 or LLM@ulster.ac.uk
Science and Innovation Programme 2015/16
Various dates and venues.

As part of the legacy of City of Culture 2013 the city and district will host a dedicated programme of activity for Science and Innovation. This programme is designed to enthuse children, develop their awareness of the vast potential of STEM subjects and support educators and business people to develop a positive environment in which STEM can flourish. For more information please visit the website, or contact Elsa Edwards by calling 028 7125 3253 or emailingelsa.edwards@derrycityandstrabanedistrict.com.


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