Friday 22 November 2019

We have a very important contribution to make

A message from Fiona Stephens, Independent Member, Newry, Mourne & Down Policing & Community Safety Partnership

"Congratulations to the Next Chapter Newry on this wonderful event. 

I was inspired as I watched the screening of “Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs” and listened to Bronagh Hinds and Allison Morris.  We gained an insight into the very important work of the Women’s Coalition and indeed of Allison’s political commentary in the Media. 

As I come to the end of my fourth year as an Independent member of the Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership, I would actively encourage women to become involved in both civic/public life as well as politics. 

We have a very important contribution to make and I look forward to continued engagement as part of my role and most importantly, to use my voice to represent the community."  

Fiona attended 'An Evening with Bronagh Hinds', compered by Allison Morris on Wednesday 20 November at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. The event was part of a series of 'Inspiring Women' events taking place in Newry throughout October and November, delivered as part of a Community Project by women from The Next Chapter Newry.

See photos from the event here

Photo: (L-R) Bronagh Hinds, DemocraShe Senior Associate and United Nations expert on women’s engagement in peace processes, Women’s Coalition founder, previously a participant in the Good Friday Agreement negotiations and former Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission; Allison Morris, Security Correspondent and columnist with the Irish News as well as a regular political commentator on the BBC, UTV, RTE & SKY News.
The Next Chapter project is run by Politics Plus, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Community and Voluntary Association and Irish Rural Link. This project is funded by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. 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.