International Women’s Day 2017: NIHRC visits Shankill Women’s Centre

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NI Human Rights Commission visits Shankill Women’s Centre for International Women’s Day

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission visited members of Shankill Women’s Centre on Thursday morning to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.

The event was attended by Commissioners, Alan McBride and Christine Collins, who gave an overview of the Commission’s work before answering questions from attendees.

Chief Commissioner Les Allamby stated:

“We are delighted to engage with Shankill Women’s Centre, particularly as the visit coincides with International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is ‘Be Bold For Change’, and we want to acknowledge the vital role that the Shankill Women’s Centre has played for individuals in the local community since it was formed in 1987. Our Commissioners enjoyed hearing about the extremely valuable and innovative work of the Shankill Women’s Centre, as well as talking about the issues that are affecting members at present.”

The Commission’s visit was to mark International Women’s Day, which fell on Wednesday 8th March. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - as well as calling for gender parity. The theme for 2017 is ‘Be Bold For Change’.

The visit took place at Small Wonders Childcare on Craven Street, and ran from 10am to 12:30pm.


09 Mar 2017