November 26, 2011
On Friday 18 November the Centre for Economic Empowerment’s third masterclass examined the important and emerging field of gender budget analysis. The seminar was addressed by Professor Ailsa McKay of Glasgow Caledonian University, a leading authority and practitioner of gender budget analysis in Scotland and the UK. Professor McKay was joined by Lynn Carvill. a women’s sector lobbyist with the Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA) in Northern Ireland, who is working with others to establish a Northern Ireland Women’s Budget Group.
June 24, 2011
Monday 20 June saw a NI Assembly debate on budget allocations. The Bill is passing through the Assembly with accelerated passage in order to ensure departments receive their allocations before the summer recess. Alliance MLA Anna Lo used some of her time in the debate to raise a number of issues of concern to the voluntary and community sector.