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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

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Women’s Platform

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.

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Early May newsletter now available

Our latest newsletter is now available here.

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Engaging with the UN: What did we learn?

Join us to share learning from CSW68!

Friday 10 May 2024

10-11am online


CSW is the key UN mechanism for gender equality. The CSW68 conference in March focused on women’s poverty and social protection, and achieved Agreed Conclusions, which emphasise actions at global level to tackle women’s poverty and are designed to inform UN policy and action. The question is, what does this mean, and how is it relevant to Northern Ireland?

This event will reflect on CSW68 and how it can support work on gender equality locally. It will highlight an example of action from Scotland, identified through connections made at CSW68 by the small delegation supported by Women’s Platform. It will also highlight how CSW influences international level policy and action, and how civil society can use this in advocacy at UK level.


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