Events and Training for Women

HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively)
1st June 2016, Armagh city Hotel

HOPE is a self management programme, developed by Coventry University and Macmillan Cancer Support. HOPE courses are designed to help people become more knowledgeable, skilled and confident in managing the physical and emotional consequences of living with and being affected by cancer. For more information click here: 
HOPE Programme

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

Exploring Attitudes to Mental Ilness 
8th June 2016, Girdwood Community Hub

9 in 10 people with mental illness experience negative attitudes from others which results in feelings of isolation and may even prevent people from seeking help. This 3 hour course will allow you to reflect and explore your own attitudes and others attitudes to mental illness. For more information click here.

Oh Baby!
11th June 2016, Lisburn

The course will give both expectant and new parents the opportunity to learn important skills to enable them to know what to do should an incident occur with their baby. It will also provide an opportunity to talk with other parents-to-be and new parents to share experiences, advice and provide support in a relaxed setting. The course is held on Saturday 11 June and will last for 3 hours from 10am-1pm. The cost of the course is £20 per participant and includes light refreshments. Click here for more information.

Launch of the Healthy Places, Healthy Children
20th June 2016, Belfast City Hall

A new Key Stage 2 teaching resource will be launched which focuses on children and place; 11 primary schools from across Belfast, who participated in piloting the resource will present concrete child friendly proposals for their local areas. A Child Friendly Places Action Plan for Belfast will also be launched at the event. For more information 
click here.

22nd June 2016, Parliament Buildings

Mr Peter Shanks and Prof David Mullins (Ulster) - Paradox and Performance: A Review of Housing Association Corporate Governance Arrangements in Northern Ireland. Dr Alice Diver (Ulster) - Putting dignity to bed? The taxing question of the UK’s housing rights relapse. For more information 
click here.

Small Worlds - Exploring the experience of people who have sought or are currently seeking sanctuary in Belfast
22nd June 2016, Belfast

Belfast City Council are hosting a Small Worlds event exploring the stories of people who have sought or are currently seeking sanctuary in Belfast. People from a variety of different countries, who have sought sanctuary in Belfast, will host a table each at which a small group are seated for 15-20 minutes. Please phone 028 9027 0663 or email 
goodrelations@belfastcity.gov.uk to register. 

Conference on promoting equality for migrant workers
21st June 2016, Malone House

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is hosting a free conference focusing on the proactive steps employers can take to promote equality for migrant workers in employment in Northern Ireland. For more information 
click here.

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.

UPR engagement with NIHRC
27th July 2016, Belfast

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will join the Consortium to consult with members about what should be included in the Commission's submission to the Universal Periodic Review. The event will take place in the Human Rights Consortium office, on the second floor of Community House (The Consortium’s new address). To RSVP please email
helen@humanrightsconsortium.org or phone 02890 313780.

Outcomes and Impact: A Global OBA Summit
10th October 2016, Waterfront Hall

NCB are delighted to inform you that they are hosting the Global Outcomes Based Accountability Summit in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast in October 2016. The two day event will provide unprecedented access to international speakers and experts in the fields of social change, multi-party collaboration, leadership, negotiation, performance management and the outcomes based accountability framework for disciplined decision making. For more information 
click here.

“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



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