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HERe NI has published two significant pieces of work documenting the experiences of lesbian and bisexual women in Northern Ireland, and more recently, two information leaflets for lesbians on Coming Out and Cervical Screening.

Invisible Women Health Review

A review of the impact of discrimination and social exclusion on lesbian and bisexual women’s health in Northern Ireland, 2007. Download now.

A Mighty Silence

This research report, published by LASI in 2002 was the first report to look specifically at the needs of lesbian and bisexual women in Northern Ireland. The report received cross-party support and was launched at Stormont in April 2002. Download now.


HERe NI submitted a Shadow Report to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. The CEDAW committee meets periodically with member states who will report on progress made in meeting the terms of the Articles of the convention. This report from HERe NI takes the main issues faced by lesbian and bisexual women, in the context of the convention and shows how the Northern Irish Government is failing to meet its commitments to CEDAW.

Click here to download the HERe NI Shadow Report, 2013.

Annual Report 2019

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