Events and Training for Women

WRDA Members Event: Domestic Abuse Offence and Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
24th March 2016, WRDA offices

WRDA will be responding to the Department of Justice Consultation on Domestic Abuse Offence and Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme. To help inform our members about this consultation we are organising an information session. Click here for more information: Members Event 24/03/2016 

The First Ever Care Day NI
19th February 2016, Various Locations

The first ever Care Day NI #caredayni is happening next month on 19 February. VOYPIC wants this to be a day to celebrate children and young people in care and care leavers and is calling on organisations and individuals to highlight positive stories about care and the care experience by organising an event or activity. VOYPIC want to raise the profile of care and promote a shared sense of identity and positive, strong connections between young people with care experience. For more information on events 
click here.

Women Speak Out on Community Planning 

8th February 2016, Crescent Arts Centre

WRDA are hosting a series of events for women to help inform council’s community planning process. The sessions will be held in various locations and are intended to build capacity around local community planning. The sessions will look at: What is community planning What does it involve Why is it important to be part of the process. Click here for more information.

Women Speak Out on Community Planning 
10th February 2016, Footprints Women's Centre

Click here for more information.

Women Speak Out on Community Planning
12th February 2016, Craigavon: The Hub

Click here for more information.

Women Speak Out on Community Planning
24th February 2016, Cookstown: Rural Community Network

Click here for more information.

Women Speak Out on Community Planning
26th February 2016, Women's Centre Derry

Click here for more information.

TJI Series Seminar: 'Northern Ireland Politics: Can we really make a Fresh Start?'

15th February 2016, Ulster University

Part of the TJI Seminar Series, Alan Whysall asks whether the Fresh Start agreement reached by the political parties and Governments last November sets our political institutions on course to greater stability and effectiveness. For more information and to register 
click here.

Shankill Women's Centre: Health and Wellbeing Morning
12th February 2016, Hammer Community Centre (Agnes Street)

Shankill Women's Centre
are holding a Health and Wellbeing morning on Friday 12th February 10am-12pm. Come along and take part with sessions on first aid, health checks, eyebrow waxing and tinting and much more. For more information click here: 
Health and Well-being Day

9th March 2016, Queens University Belfast

Eilish Rooney, Ulster University Belfast will look more closely at how the feminist concept of intersectionality helps to understand and shift secterian conflicts in this part of the world. For more information and to register 
click here.

'Voices for Change' Conference

25th February 2016,  Glenavon Hotel Cookstown

Women's Information Northern Ireland are hosting a conference titled 'Voices for Change'. To register or for more information 
click here.

Health Protection Inequalities: IPH Seminar
18th February 2016, Clayton Hotel Belfast

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) will host a participative seminar “Health Protection Inequalities”. 
For more information click here.

Official Launch of The Women's Manifesto
9th March 2016, Equality Commission Belfast

WRDA, on behalf of The Women's Policy Group, invites you to the launch of The Women's Manifesto. The Manifesto sets out measures on a number of important gender equality issues. For more information click here.

Alliance for Choice #trustwomen Information Session
18th February 2016, WRDA Offices

Alliance for Choice have launched their #TrustWomen Campaign to keep abortion firmly on the political agenda in the run up to the Stormont elections in May 2016. This campaign is for progress on abortion legislation in Northern Ireland which is currently one of the most restrictive in Europe. WRDA will be hosting an information session facilitated by Alliance for Choice on the current law on abortion in Northern Ireland, and information surrounding the #trustwomen campaign. For more information click here.

Journey to Freedom Programme
14th January 2016 - 21st April 2016, Strabane

A programme which aims to address all aspects of domestic abuse over 13 weeks. The programme explores the impact of domestic abuse including the impact on children, why women stay, common characteristics of a perpetrator, issues around fear, guilt and shame, grief and loss and love. Contact Margaret Patterson on 028 7141 6800.

‘Feel Safe’ Workshop  
27th January 2016, City Hotel, Queens Quay, Derry / Londonderry

Practical advice and guidance to help older people feel safe in their homes and communities. Places are limited, so please RSVP by phoning 028 9031 2089 or emailing info@agesectorplatform.org by Friday 15 January.


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

Parenting NI: Parenting Your Teen Programme
September – October 2016, Various venues across Belfast, Derry, Randalstown and Newry.

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.

Health Improvement Western Area: Health Improvement Training
Tuesday 1st September 2015 – Thursday 31st March 2016, Various venus.

Health Improvement Western Area’s wide range of training opportunities is supported by Public Health Agency and Western Health & Social Care Trust. The full programme is available 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

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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