The Falls Women’s Centre was established in 1982 in West Belfast by local women in order to improve the quality of life for women and their families living in areas of extreme deprivation and most affected by the conflict. It is based in West Belfast, a community recognised as one of the poorest in Western Europe.
The Falls Women’s Centre was the first of its kind in the area and has continually worked to raise awareness within the community and with statutory agencies on issues that affect women’s lives.
The Falls Women's Centre is a community development organisation which, through long term experience and expertise, responds quickly and appropriately to community needs.
“These needs are not static but change and evolve as communities themselves change and evolve over time”.
The Falls Women’s Centre is a women-only centre. It is staffed and managed entirely by women and is seen as an important support for the community locally, nationally and internationally. It is used as a referral point by community, voluntary and statutory agencies.
The Falls Women’s Centre/Ionad Mhná na bhFál is involved in the economic development of the community and continues to support women’s development within the area through the provision of training, education, childcare, advice, advocacy, counselling, health and well-being.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Falls Women’s Centre/Ionad Mhná na bhFál is a feminist organisation committed to promoting structural and gender equality for women. We will provide a safe, welcoming, comfortable, women-only environment, supporting women to recognise and develop their talents and skills and become active in realising their full potential. We aim to empower women to challenge inequality and social injustice locally, nationally and internationally.
Falls Women’s Centre/Ionad Mhná na bhFál is committed to promoting structural and gender equality underpinned by a just and equal society for all women.