The Equality Commission is holding an event to discuss the priority equality issues affecting women in Northern Ireland that need addressed by Government. The particular context for the event is the examination in February 2019 by the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) of the UK Government’s progress in advancing women’s equality, including in Northern Ireland.
Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019; 9:30am-1:30pm
Venue: Malone House, Belfast
This is a free event that is open to all and will be of particular interest to representatives from the women’s sector, community and voluntary sector groups, trade unions, equality policy leads across the public and private sector, and political representatives.
Registration opens at 9.30am and the event runs from 10am-1pm followed by a light lunch.
What Does It take To stop Racism? – a bystander intervention workshop
The Belfast workshop will be held on Thursday 24 January, 1.30-5.30pm and is free to attend.
You can register online at:
About this event
Join us as we step inside real-life cases of racist hate crime and discrimination to understand the roles we play in these moments. What would you do if you witnessed or experienced racism? What more can be done? This workshop invites you to delve into the experiences of victims of racism and imagine different outcomes for racism in Northern Ireland.
With experienced forum theatre practitioner Mary Duffin, we will be exploring stories of racism from victims and witnesses, and inviting you to participate in creating new responses to racism, collectively changing the way we think about and relate to the discrimination we see and experience.
Forum theatre is a great way to learn and work together creatively, but it does require enthusiasm and participation, though no experience. You do not need to be dramatic or confident or a good speaker – the collective activity is supportive and draws on your skills, whatever they are. That’s why we have Mary Duffin to help us!
I hope that you will be able to join us for what is going to be a groundbreaking piece of work in this area today and, we hope, a really satisfying experience for all involved. There is no cost for attendance. There will be a limited number of places available.
If you would like to see some of the work we have previously carried out with the stories of racism we are using, please visit www.enarireland.org/ireport-quartertly/ for our reports and http://www.youtube.com/LucyMichael_Dublin for some of our work in the media
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place in January each year marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.
The regional HMD commemoration is hosted by the Executive Office and will take place in Belfast City Hall on the evening of Thursday 24th January. Everyone is welcome.
For more information and to reserve a place, contact the Executive Office on 028 3751 5013 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our third solidarity walk will be shorter than usual, in keeping with the quietness and gentleness of the winter season. We’d like to focus on buiding friendships and thinking of the year ahead. There are a number of developments in International, UK and local politics which effect the issues of migration and borders in NI, please join us to be in company with people who care about these issues.
We will be walking a circular route from Belfast Castle. Please let us know if you’d like a lift to the start!
Here is a link to the walk description.
It is described: ” A challenging route, over unsurfaced paths, past the caves to McArt’s Fort, and crossing moorland, heath and meadows. You will discover much of what the park has to offer from archaeological sites and wildlife to panoramic views.”
If you feel the walk might be beyond you but would like to join in please let us know, we would love you to join us and would like to talk to you about how that can happen.
We care about people being able to access our events, so if you have any finacnial barrier to being involved, please contact us as we can offer support getting to the events and with refreshments etc.
We will end with a cosy cup of tea at Belfast Castle.
If you would be able to volunteer for a job, for example helping us promote the walk, taking photographs, printing flyers, giving lifts, etc please let us know.
The link to walk is here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/refugee-and-migrant-solidarity-walk-tickets-53359737411?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
This walk is free to join.
Together: Building a United Community Engagement Forum
Date for your Diary
The next T:BUC Engagement Forum event
“T:BUC, Understanding the Rural Impact”
will take place on the morning of
Tuesday 12th February, in Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Rd, BT74 6RW Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
We look forward to welcoming you at the event.
Demystifying the Public Appointments Process
Public bodies make decisions that affect almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the arts, to education to health to transport to sport. A ‘public appointment’ is an appointment to the Board of Directors of a Public Body.
Have you ever thought about applying for a public appointment but were put off by the process or because you thought it wasn’t for you?
The Commissioner for Public Appointments is keen to encourage a wider and more diverse pool of people to put themselves forward for appointment to the Boards of our Public Bodies.
To demystify the public appointment process, the Commissioner is hosting a series of free, half day workshops that will explain:
- what an appointment is and why you should consider applying;
- what the appointment process entails and how to complete an application;
- how long the process takes and who makes the final decision.
So far we have held fourteen workshops which have been attended by over 170 members of the public. You can see what previous attendees had to say on the workshop testimonials page. If you would like us to hold one of these workshops in your area please contact us for further information.
The next workshop will be held on
- Wednesday 27th February 2019 (10am – 2pm)
If you are interested in attending the workshop you can register your interest by contacting us by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone on 028 9052 4820.