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COVID, culture and recovery (part 2 of 2)

Reading Time: 8 minutes To support the Communities Committee’s consideration of recommendations for the culture sector’s recovery in Northern Ireland, this two-part blog post provides an overview of cultural recovery initiatives from other jurisdictions. Part 1 examined the local

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COVID, culture and recovery (part 1 of 2)

Reading Time: 10 minutes To support the Communities Committee’s consideration of future recommendations for the recovery of the cultural sectors in Northern Ireland, this two-part blog post provides an overview of cultural recovery initiatives from other jurisdictions. Part 1

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Equality

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Women’s gynaecological health in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 9 minutes Women’s gynaecological health refers to, menstruation, sexual health, fertility and menopause. Health inequalities experienced by women have long been apparent, often described by campaigners as the ‘gender-health gap’. Evidence has shown that a lack of

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Northern Ireland Gender Pay Gap: a 2021 update

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Michael Scholes & Aidan Stennett To highlight International Women’s Day, the following article updates our previous blog article examining the Gender Pay Gap in Northern Ireland, presenting the latest available data. The UK Government

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Northern Ireland Gender Pay Gap – 2020 update

Reading Time: 7 minutes By Michael Scholes & Aidan Stennett To highlight International Women’s Day, the following article updates our previous blog article examining the Gender Pay Gap in Northern Ireland, presenting the latest available data.The UK Government defines

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Health & Social Care

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The misuse of prescription drugs in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 7 minutes Earlier this year the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report on Addiction Services in Northern Ireland (NI), highlighting a steady increase of both alcohol- and drug-specific deaths (Figure 1, below). The use of prescription

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Women’s gynaecological health in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 9 minutes Women’s gynaecological health refers to, menstruation, sexual health, fertility and menopause. Health inequalities experienced by women have long been apparent, often described by campaigners as the ‘gender-health gap’. Evidence has shown that a lack of

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Cancer in Northern Ireland: Strategy and beyond

Reading Time: 9 minutes The World Health Organisation recommends that every country should have a cancer strategy regardless of resource constraints. The proposed 10-year Cancer Strategy for Northern Ireland (NI) aims to improve diagnosis, survival and the experience of

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Housing

Immigration

Third Sector

Welfare

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Foodbank distribution in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: < 1 minute Foodbanks are an increasingly useful resource for many in Northern Ireland. They provide a valuable service to communities and are continually helping to feed those in need. An interactive mapping application has been developed which

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