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Everyday Resistance

Saturday 20th December, 4-5.30pm. Realta Social and Civic Space, Belfast.


The official launch of Undocumented: The Architecture of Immigration Detention, a new graphic novel by Canadian activist Tings Chak from End Immigration Detention Canada. There will be a rare opportunity to hear from somebody with direct experience of immigration detention in the North of Ireland, plus an input on the wider legislative/policy context to immigration detention here and how we can challenge what is happening. All welcome.
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Networking events for self-employed women

Various dates between 15th January and 12th June 2015. Various Fermanagh and Tyrone venues.

During 2014/15, the Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) is running a packed calendar of events for self-employed women in Fermanagh and Tyrone. Get togethers are taking place throughout the year in local venues. Joining NEW as a member costs just £25 or you can pay £5 to attend one of the events. Check out the full programme here. Email Teresa on think6@gmail.com to learn more.

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Women-only enterprise programme

Runs for ten weeks from Wednesday 15th January. Springfield Road Campus, Belfast. Springvale.


Springvale Employment and Learning developed this new enterprise programme for women in association with Lipstick & Money. The free, part-time course is designed for unemployed women who would like to gain a recognised qualification, achieve valuable personal development and learn business skills that could lead to potential self-employment or employment. Learn more by reading this flyer. Contact Christina on c.convey@springvalelearning.com or call 028 9263 3259 if you are interested in signing up or have a question you would like to ask.
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Northern Ireland Housing Conference 2015

Tuesday 17th February 2015, 8.30am-1.15pm. Crumlin Road Gaol.


Now is a crucial juncture in the development of the housing sector in Northern Ireland, with many changes set to occur in the next few years.This conference will bring together key stakeholders to take a wide-ranging and strategic look at the growing list of challenges facing the sector, with the aim of identifying innovative solutions. Speakers include Donald Hoodless, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, and Tracey Lees, Chief Executive of Barnet Homes. Delegates pay £210 (inc. tax) to attend, though there is a discounted rate of £180 for CIH and NIFHA members. Register by visiting this webpage, emailing registration@agendaNi.com or calling 028 9261 9933.
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Supporting Parents: Sharing good practice, models and approaches

Tuesday 24th February 2015, 10am-2.30pm. Dublin Castle Conference Centre.


A conference for those working in or with an interest in services for parents, children and families across public and voluntary sectors to share good practice models and approaches in supporting parents throughout the island of Ireland. The event is being organised by the Special Interest Group: Supporting parents in their Parenting Role of the Centre for Effective Services. There will be a keynote speaker, Ministerial representation from both jurisdictions and attendees will have the opportunity to present their work around the conference themes at parallel sessions. The call for abstracts for these presentations will be circulated shortly. For further information or to register your interest in this conference please contact Breda Ryan at bryan@effectiveservices.org.
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#Communicate2015

Wednesday 26th February 2015, 9am-1.15pm. Baby Grand, Grand Opera House, Belfast.


Communications professionals across NI will attend this half-day conference. Delegates will discover more about the range of channels that should form part of any effective communications strategy and explore the importance of skills such as talking to the media and responding to crises. Speakers include Siobhan Doherty, Chief Executive of Aware Defeat Depression and Deborah Harris, Public Relations Manager at Belfast International Airport. The conference fee is £210 (inc. VAT). There is a discounted rate for the voluntary/community sector at £180 (inc. VAT). Find out more here.
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Post-graduate Symposium on Occupation, Transitional Justice and Gender

Friday 8th May 2015, 9am-6.30pm. York Street Campus, Univeristy of Ulster.

Poster and paper submissions from post-graduate students are currently invited for the symposium, which will explore the interface between occupation, transitional justice and gender. The starting point for exploration will be feminist concerns that are broadly focused on issues of power, control and hierarchies. The symposium will feature Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, as the keynote speaker. Gender experts from the Transitional Justice Institute and IRiSS will also participate. Full details here.
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Summer School on Transitional Justice

Monday 22nd June – Friday June 2015. Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster.

This year, the annual summer school will take an in-depth look at Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair. More details, including how to register, to follow soon.
  

 

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