Section A, Paragraph 3.9 of the Fresh Start Agreement states in relation to Community Engagement and Prevention that there is an ongoing need to develop a programme to increase the participation and influence of women in community development.

Section B5 of the Executive Action Plan on Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality and Organised Crime states that: the Executive’s programme for wonly to enable women’s organisations to continue to carry out transformative community development work in our communities but also to ensure that omen in community development should be designed not women are equipped to take on more leadership roles in public decision-making.