Bronagh Hinds

Bronagh Hinds

Biography

Bronagh Hinds (born 1951) founded DemocraShe in 2000 to empower women in politics, policy influence and peace-building. She is involved in Women in Local Councils, the Women’s Policy Group and the Women’s Budget Group. She participated in the 1996-98 Good Friday Agreement negotiations for the Women’s Coalition and was the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission for N Ireland 1999-2003. She was a Senior Practitioner Fellow at Queen’s University Institute of Governance for six years following twenty years in the voluntary sector as director of Gingerbread NI, regional director of Oxfam and director of the Ulster People’s College. Active in the Northern Ireland Women’s Rights Movement in the 1970s, she was the founder and chair of the Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform 1988-1998. She served as a Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Local Government Staff Commission 2005-2010 and the final Northern Ireland Commissioner on the UK Women’s National Commission 2007-2010.

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