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Women in Northern Ireland Conference


Cost: Free

Join us for our conference as we examine women’s experiences of life in Northern Ireland over the past 25 years. We will discuss how equality for women has improved over the years and what barriers and challenges they continue to face and what more needs to be done to improve sex equality in Northern Ireland.

During the conference we will explore equality law, work and employment, politics and public life and the launch of new research which examined the impact of Brexit on women in Northern Ireland.

There will be a keynote speech by Senior Legal Figure, followed by input and panel discussion with representatives from the legal profession including solicitors Lorraine Keown, Michelle McGinley and Barrister Emma McIlveen. Speakers will also include Caitroina McCusker, Northern Ireland Regional Market Leader at PwC, Grainia Long, CEO of NIHE and Judith Gillespie, CBE. We will also be launching to new research findings by Katharine A. M. Wright and Ruth McAreavey.

Spaces for the conference are limited. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know so we can reallocate your booking.

This is the first in a series of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

The conference is being organised in partnership with Women’s Resource Development Agency and Reclaim the Agenda.

Dates and venues

5 March 2024, 09:30 - 15:30
Europa Hotel, Belfast, BT2 7AP

Cost: Free

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We reserve the right to cancel or amend the timings of these sessions.

We appreciate as much notice of cancellation by delegates as possible, so that we can re-allocate the place. Delegates may cancel their booking by email or by phone.

Delegates are responsible for any charges incurred during attendance at the session.

We are happy to share our training materials with guidance on their use from commission staff.

Event organiser

Equality Commission NI
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
United Kingdom

028 90 890 888
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