We fight for women’s rights in Northern Ireland.
Women’s Platform works to achieve gender equality and gender parity for women and girls in Northern Ireland
Women’s Platform connects the women’s sector in Northern Ireland to international networks and human rights mechanisms. Our role is to amplify the voices of women and girls in Northern Ireland at the international level, including at the UN. Locally, we build capacity on international human rights standards to help women and girls in Northern Ireland achieve equality, diversity and full participation in decision making.Our Purpose
It's our story and yours
Women’s Platform is a feminist membership organisation working to achieve gender equality for women and girls in Northern Ireland and make their voices heard in Northern Ireland heard at national and international level.
Our vision is of a Northern Ireland where women and girls, in all our diversity, can live our lives as we choose, in safety and with dignity, free from misogynistic and patriarchal pressures and stereotypes, and supported by policies that meet our needs.Read more
Changing the conversation: Queering the women, peace and security agend
Fri 8 December, 2pm via Zoom
What does meaningful conversation on women, peace and security look like? What does queering the agenda mean – and how can it help change the conversation?
This session, part of Human Rights Festival and co hosted by Women’s Platform and HEReNI, will introduce the Queering the Women, Peace and Security agenda toolkit, developed by Queen’s University Belfast with Christian Aid and the Colombian LGBTQ+ organisation Colombia Diversa. It will highlight experiences from Colombia on engaging LGBTQIA+ groups with peacebuilding, and explore how learning from Colombia can support practice elsewhere. HEReNI will also share a perspective on LGBTQ+ groups and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.