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Women's Information Northern Ireland

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Charity no. 106069 Company no. 50558 Date registered. 31/08/2017

Public benefits

Informed, skilled and confident women participating in supporting and developing local communities, Improved physical and mental health, healthier lifestyles and reduction of health inequalities. Also improved cross community relations as well as building peace These benefits can be evidenced through individual assessment and evaluations; local

consultations and mapping of impact of local community development There is no harm arising from any of the purposes The charity's beneficiaries are women from disadvantaged areas, rural and urban, their families and local communities. There is no private benefit flowing from any of the purposes

What your organisation does

WINI carries out its' purposes through the delivery of a number of programmes and events. WINI delivers Information Days and workshops to disadvantaged communities across Northern Ireland both Urban and Rural. WINI provides health information directly to grass roots women who distribute this on a peer level basis within family and local

communities. WINI also provides practical help from growing food, to obtaining good quality food at source to cooking produce to help address health inequality and give women and their families the skills needed to have a healthy lifestyle. To help local ,women contribute to peacebuilding and have an affect on policy and legislative issues directly impacting on their lives, WIMI provides access to training on leadership and capacity building; support Geographic Information Groups across Northern Ireland giving local women an opportunity to be consulted and feed back information to Politicians at local, National and European levels; WINI is also proactive in the development of an effective and accepted mechanism to ensure the flow of information from local grassroots women, decision makers and back to the women. WINI works in partnership with a wide range of other agencies and Women Sector organisations to do this. WINI also uses social media to inform women. WINI provides the secretariat for Reclaim the Agenda and International Women's Day events

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Ethnic minorities
  • Interface communities
  • Older people
  • Specific areas of deprivation
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Cross-border/cross-community
  • Gender
  • Human rights/equality
  • Medical/health/sickness
  • Relief of poverty
  • Rural development
  • Urban development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2019

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Company is established to advance education and to relieve the need of disadvantaged women in Northern Ireland through exclusively Charitable means and in particular; (a) To empower and support disadvantaged women through the provision of information, skills and knowledge, (b) to assist women address health inequalities in disadvantaged areas of Belfast and Northern Ireland, (c) to provide and build bridges and mutual respect across sectarian and racial division, (d) to provide information and support services for women in rural and isolated areas.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

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List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland