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Accepting applications for ilm Levels 3-7 qualifications

TWN is proud to offer Institute of Leadership and Management (ilm) qualifications Levels 3-7. ILM qualifications are industry-recognised for all career levels. Courses are open to men and women.

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The Visions of Peacebuilding Project


In December 2011 an application was made to Belfast City Council under measure 1.1 – Building positive relations - at the local level of the Peace Programme (Peace III) to fund the Visions of Peacebuilding Project.

bccThe project focused on the delivery of a series of exhibitions / seminars / training events across Belfast for women, anchored around a photographic exhibition based on images of women involved in peacebuilding / conflict resolution locally and globally. The project:

  • Produced a travelling exhibition roadshow. This included large- scale interactive portraits of 6 women, displayed with biographies and information on their unique role in peacebuilding
  • Delivered seminar / training events for groups of local women with bespoke courses focused on the role of women in peacebuilding and examining how seminar participants can contribute within their own communities and beyond
  • Aimed for 240 participants to avail of the training provided, including dialogue training, confidence- building, personal development and UNSCR 1325
  • Set a target of 96 participants to undertake OCR Level 2 Reconciliation
  • Has encouraged an additional 8 participants to share their unique role in peacebuilding to be incorporated in the photographic exhibition. These 8 will be participants who have benefited from training delivered throughout the project.
  • Is publishing this research report detailing the contribution of women locally to peacebuilding – based in part on the contributions of training seminar participants. 

As part of the application TWN agreed to work with a number of community and voluntary organisations in the Belfast City Council area. These groups were fundamental in the delivery of the Visions of Peacebuilding project in their role as Project Partners:

Women into Politics - Project Co-ordinator: May De Silva
109–113 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Short Strand Community Centre - Project Co-ordinator: Seanna O'Hara
26a Beechfield Street, Belfast

Falls Women's Centre - Project Co-ordinator: Nancy Graham
256–258 Falls Road, Belfast

* Shankill Women's Centre - Project Co-ordinator: Betty Carlisle
151–157 Shankill Road, Belfast

Belfast South Community Resource - Project Co-ordinator: Nicola Johnston
127–145 Sandy Row, Belfast

* Due to unforeseen circumstances Shankill Women's Centre was unable to commit fully to the role of Project Partner and withdrew in January 2013. Belfast South Community Resource replaced Shankill Women's Centre in April 2013.

Testimonies of the participants who took part in the Photographic Exhibition in December 2013






Positive Relations Project - Certificate Presentation Evenings


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"Female footballers - Women Leading the Way"


The Irish FA celebrated the graduation of seven inspirational local women who completed a Female Football Leaders Programme on Saturday, 26th October 2013. The event, held at the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, included an address from keynote speaker Karen Espelund, the Chair of the UEFA Women's Football Committee and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee.

Keen to follow in the footsteps of the European and World governing bodies of football, the Irish FA developed the Female Football Leaders Programme as part of the SCORE 2 Project. Funded through the UEFA HatTrick Women's Football Development Programme, this ground-breaking initiative is the first of its kind to be developed and piloted by the Irish FA. The programme concentrates on improving the leadership competencies and confidence of women working locally in football. 

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