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T:BUC Online Funding Forum @ Online Event
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am



The 2022/23 Central Good Relations Fund will open for applications on 7 December 2021. To help groups apply for funding, the Executive Office will be hosting a ‘CGRF Online Funding Forum’ via Webex.

The online forum will be a great way to find out more about the CGRF fund, and advice and guidance will be offered in relation to projects that could be delivered, the application form, and how to apply etc.

The online forum will last approximately 1hr and will also include a Q&A session where attendees can put specific questions to the panel. If you have a question/query that you would like the CGRF team to address on the day, please e-mail GoodRelationsFund@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk by Monday 6 December 2021. You will also be able to send questions to the panel during the online forum.

Registration for groups to attend the online forum will take place via Eventbrite. Further information including how to register to attend is available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cgrf-online-funding-forum-tuesday-7th-december-11am-tickets-217918990567

Stronger Together Briefing to Executive Committee on the Refugee Integration Strategy
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm


Stronger Together has been invited, to brief the Committee to the Executive on the Refugee Integration Strategy.  

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at 2.00pm.

Bernadette Mc Aliskey from STEP  and Stronger Together will brief Committee Members in relation to the Refugee Integration Strategy and this will be followed by questions and discussion.

To view the briefing follow the Assembly TV link https://niassembly.tv/

Patient and Client Council – The Regional Falls Care Homes Project
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please see the invitation attached and if you would like to register click:  The Regional Falls Care Homes Project – Patient and Client Council Northern Ireland (pcc-ni.net)


Connection Cafe Event
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Nothing About Us Without Us! The Rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Disability Action and the Women’s Resource and Development Agency have teamed up to deliver “The Rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women”.

This will be an online event.

The UK Government and the NI Executive have agreed to ‘protect and promote’ the human rights of disabled people by signing up to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They have also agreed to take part in a review every 4 years so that the United Nations can check whether disabled people’s human rights are being upheld by the UK Government, NI Executive and public bodies in NI like Health Boards, education providers and councils.

The UNCPRD recognises that d/Deaf and Disabled Women and Girls can experience multiple discrimination.  The Convention requires that State Parties must take all appropriate measures to ensure that women with disabilities are able to fully enjoy the rights and freedoms which are set out with the Convention .  Article 6 recognises that women and girls are subject to multiple and cross-cutting discrimination and requires States to take action.

It’s important that the United Nations hear about the lived experience of d/Deaf and disabled women. Before the next review, you have the chance to tell the United Nations what you think about how your human rights are being protected and promoted.

Join WRDA and Disability Action online at 10am on Thurs 9 December  

  • Find out about the human rights of d/Deaf and Disabled Women from our Key Note Speaker, Rachel Powell, Women’s Sector Lobbyist 
  • Find out about the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People and how this applies to d/Deaf and Disabled Women
  • Have your say and contribute to the next Civic Society report to the United Nations.

You can register for tickets here:


‘What are they talking about anyway? Jargon Buster Workshop hosted by NIRWN
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What are they talking about anyway?

Jargon busting workshop

Ever despaired at the news and wondered; ‘What are they talking about anyway?’ then this is the workshop for you.

The UK exit from the EU has the potential to impact on the rights we currently enjoy and take for granted; maternity rights, working hours etc and we are still waiting on the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Commitment for a Bill of Rights NI.

Rights are important but lots of the political conversation is so confusing and is often full of legal and technical jargon.

The aim of our workshop is to help you feel confident to join in the conversation about your rights. We will look at recent changes and explore their relevance to us; and consider the International standards and what might be important for us into the future.

We will cover the technical jargon e.g. Article 2 of the NI/Ireland Protocol, CEDAW, ECJ and participants will receive a copy of our jargon buster to keep.

To register for this free workshop please click here

Radius and Apex Housing Invite You to Spread Christmas Cheer!
Dec 9 @ 5:45 pm
Autism Awareness Training for Practitioners
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

To apply please complete the booking form below:


CAJ 40th Anniversary Celebration
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Founded in 1981 at the height of the Troubles, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) has spent the last forty years striving to promote justice and protect human rights within Northern Ireland. During this time, NI has undergone a major transformation. Violence has given way to a fragile peace following the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, but the fight for human rights and the rule of law is as important and as necessary as it ever was. CAJ remains dedicated to supporting the advancement of NI into a peaceful society, based upon human rights and equality.

Join us as we celebrate CAJ’s achievements over the last forty years and explore what can be done today to promote human rights locally, nationally, and internationally. Albie Sachs, freedom fighter and former Judge of the South African Constitutional Court, will provide a keynote address during which he will reflect on the role of human rights over the past decades. This will be followed by a retrospective panel chaired by Dr Anna Bryson, Chairperson of CAJ’s Executive. Panellists will include Paddy Sloan, CAJ’s first staff member, Martin O’Brien, CAJ’s first Director, and Brian Gormally, CAJ’s current Director.

Time will be set aside at the end of the event for a Q&A session with Albie and the panel.

Click here to register

This event will take place on Zoom. Joining instructions will be sent to you via email the day before the event. If you have any questions, please email events@caj.org.uk.

Romani Awareness Workshop @ Epicentre Youth Centre, 59 Lisanally Lane
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:45 pm

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council are running a Romani Awareness Workshop.

This workshop will develop knowledge and understanding around Romani culture, history and traditions and is aimed at statutory and voluntary organisations.

Please note that places are limited and bookings will be on a first come first served basis. Please feel free to share this with other colleagues and any other support organisations you feel would benefit from the workshop.

Should you wish to attend this workshop, please register by emailing your details to Sophie.Lester@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk