FWIN Annual Conference 2019
On Monday 11th March, Foyle Women’s Information Network held our International Women's Day #balanceforbetter annual conference.
Speakers at this event included peace building and women's activists Eileen Weir and Marie Gillespie; with brief talks by representatives from the North West Migrants Forum, Nus USI, Apex Social Supermarket, Advice NI and the Women's Regional Consortium. These speakers gave a flavour of the great work being done by organisations in Northern Ireland to enhance the lives of women - and ensure balance and equality in our society.
In addition, Julie Harrison, of the Justice Department for Northern Ireland, addressed the conference on the progress of the inspiring and powerful Women Involved in Community Transformation project. The conference also threw a spotlight on the importance of women's groups in the north west, highlighting the valuable work being done in our own communities.
We also had a range of fantastic musical performances, ranging from opera singing to the Pink Ladies Choir as well as an Ulster Scots/Irish traditional mashup from Traditions Meet. It wasn't all work however, as life coach Catriona Jones Coach provided a quick reflection on self-care!
Thank you to all our participants and attendees on what was a special day for all!