Giving Disadvantaged Women a Voice in the Sector
NIRWN work with six other leading women’s organisations in the Women’s Regional Consortium to give a real voice to women in disadvantaged urban and rural areas. The Women’s Regional Consortium consists of seven women’s sector organisations who have come together to provide a voice for women from disadvantaged and rural areas and support efforts to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion. We work in partnership with each other, statutory and governmental organisations, and local women’s organisations, centres and groups.
Who we are
The Women’s Regional Consortium was formed in October 2013 after a survey carried out by DSD and DARD identified a need for greater support for women in disadvantaged and rural areas.
The Consortium receives funding from both departments and is made up of seven established women’s sector organisations: Foyle Women’s Information Network (FWIN), Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA), Training for Women Network (TWN), Women’s Support Network (WSN), NI Rural Women’s Network (NIRWN), WOMEN’STEC and The Women’s Centre Derry
Together, we have been working in partnership with statutory and governmental agencies and local women’s organisations, centres and groups to ensure that women on the ground in disadvantaged and rural areas are receiving support to meet their needs and having their views heard. Our ongoing work covers five key areas:
1. Advocacy and leadership (representation).
2. Policy, including responding to relevant consultations.
4. Service support.
Ultimately, we aim to empower local women in disadvantaged and rurally isolated communities.
If you have any questions you would like answered or need our assistance, please feel free to visit the Contact section on http://www.womensregionalconsortiumni.org.uk/ and leave a message.
We are always happy to help!
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