Tuesday 06 August 2019

Announcing Module Five Training dates

Dates and times have been scheduled for ‘Diversity - Thinking Independently Together' Training

'Diversity - Thinking Independently Together' training is open to all Chapter Members and will consist of three full days for each of the ten Chapters.

The training will aim to contribute to celebrating diversity by improving understanding about the various cultures, the impact of racism and, the under-representation in public life of women from minority ethnic communities in Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

Session 1

This session will cover the impact of the Troubles on race and other equality awareness and issues, the Good Friday / Belfast Agreement, Section 75 of the NI Act / ROI equivalent on promoting equal opportunities and good relations, with case studies setting out different experiences.

Session 2

This session will address cultural awareness and visibility, forms of discrimination, prejudicial attitudes, hate crime and racism, as well as legislation.

Session 3

This session will address reasons for pre-existing disadvantage, under-representation in public life and the need to promote equality of opportunity, good relations and long-term institutional change.


All individual training schedules can be found on the individual Chapter Hub pages. Please click on your local Chapter Hub below

Newtownabbey Chapter

Monaghan Chapter

Louth Chapter

Enniskillen Chapter

Cavan Chapter

Foyle Chapter

Co Donegal Chapter

Mid Ulster Chapter

Newry Chapter

Belfast, Lisburn & Castlereagh Chapter

Deadline for registration - Tuesday 27 August.

For more information please contact your Regional Co-Ordinator.

The Next Chapter is a project aimed at building positive relations between women from different communities and backgrounds and addressing the gender inequality which still exists in community, public and political representation.

The Next Chapter is funded by the Special EU Programmes Body through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme. Match-funding for The Next Chapter project is provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland.