For your information please find attached to the link below, a self isolation safety plan Belfast and Lisburn Women's Aid have developed for women who are self-isolating. 

Please circulate as widely as possible.

Geraldine Alexander
Assistant Secretary
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Joint statement from Women’s Aid, Welsh Women’s Aid, Imkaan, Women’s Aid Northern Ireland, End Violence Against Women, Women’s Resource Centre, Scottish Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis, Respect and Safe Lives.

New Assembly Committee Expected to be set up on Monday

Community organisations, charities, trade unions and academics have written to the First and deputy First Minister and other party leaders urging them to ensure that a new Committee established under the New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) agreement is the final stage of agreeing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland.

It is expected that the Assembly will set up the Committee on Monday and the community groups want party leaders to guarantee it will deliver the long-awaited Bill of Rights, originally promised in the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

The Campaign for Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland: Legal Action Launched Against Uk Government’s Delay to Extend Full Same-Sex Marriage to Region by January
The Government has revealed that same-sex couples will not be able to convert existing civil partnerships to a marriage
Same-sex couples will not be able to get married in a religious ceremony.
Couples and a Christian Minister to launch legal action against delays to extend full same-sex marriage to the region by January

The Legal Remedies Guidelines produced by the Belfast Area Domestic and Sexual Violence Partnership are now available to download from the links below.

Geraldine Alexander 
Assistant Secretary 
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