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TWN achieves Investors in People Silver Accreditation


Training for Women Network (TWN), one of Northern Ireland’s largest networks promoting women’s training and development, has achieved the prestigious Investors in People Silver Accreditation, the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK.

Read more: TWN achieves Investors in People Silver Accreditation


TWN lobbies the DEL Minister regarding the ESF application process


Training for Women Network raised concern on how the application process for ESF funding was implemented, taking into consideration that nearly 50% of 134 applications to the European Social Fund (ESF) were rejected at phase one of the process.

TWN voiced concern on behalf of some groups within the women's sector, working closely with members of the Committee of Employment and Learning and the three MEPs. Mr Pat Ramsey MLA said: "These decisions have a very real chance of devastating the community and voluntary sector, especially the women's sector as 98% of their core funding applications were rejected at stage one of the process."

Read more: TWN lobbies the DEL Minister regarding the ESF application process



Check out the special Women into Politics issue of W6, the TWN Quarterly E-zine!


  • Women's Voices: Representation in the NI Assembly
  • For Women's Full and Equal Participation: A History of Women into Politics
  • Women's Regional Consortium: Get Your Voice Heard
  • Beijing Platform for Action: Women, Peace and Security
  • 3 Reasons to Invest in the Leadership of Your Team: New Training Courses
  • Young Women on the 'Pathways to Success': The Kilcooley Women's Centre

If you would like to submit an article for inclusion in the next issues, the deadline is 15 March. Please contact Sarah at for more info.

Click to view W6 online or download a local copy.  




Dialogue Across the Cities to 'launch' Women into Politics

TWN and Women into Politics are excited to announce their formal partnership to bring about women's full and equal participation and representation in public and political life through the promotion of women's training and development.

Fifty-five women attended the launch officiated by the Lord Mayor Councillor Nichola Mallon at the Belfast City Hall on 9th December 2014. Five women in public and political life hosted the 'Dialogue Across the Cities' and panel discussion. The theme of the dialogue was 'is the face of politics what we think it is?'   

  • Ms Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, Former NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (2007-2015), panel chair
  • Ms Eileen Bell CBE, 2nd Speaker of the Northern Assembly
  • Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Belfast City Council
  • Ms Pat Neeson, Business and Policy Advisor, The Commissioner for Public Appointments NI
  • Ms Úna McKernan, Deputy Chief Executive, NICVA

Planning is currently underway to reschedule the L'Derry dialogue and partnership launch.

Dialogue Across the Cities Agenda


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