50:50 NI Meets Cara Hunter 

This week 50:50 NI meets Cara Hunter. As a former councillor and deputy mayor, in 2020 Cara became MLA for East Derry at the age of just 25. Cara is passionate about mental health and access to mental health services. She is currently the SDLP spokesperson for health. Have you always been interested in politics?Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Cara Hunter “

Women, Stormont, and The Good Friday Agreement: Why Northern Ireland Needs More Women in Politics

Despite women’s right to political participation being enshrined in The Good Friday Agreement, women’s representation in the region remains low. Women make up only 33% of MLAs in Stormont.   While The Good Friday Agreement does highlight the rights of women to full and equal political participation, this is the only time that gender is mentionedContinue reading “Women, Stormont, and The Good Friday Agreement: Why Northern Ireland Needs More Women in Politics”

Women Leaders and The Covid-19 Crisis

  The success in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by leaders such as Jacinda Arden (New Zealand), Angela Merkel (Germany) and Tsai Ing-Wen (Taiwan) has been widely covered by the media. These female leaders and their approach to dealing with Covid-19 highlight that being women led gave nations a great advantage when it came toContinue reading “Women Leaders and The Covid-19 Crisis”