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Women's World

Women’s World is a multicultural support group that provides a comprehensive programme for women and their families from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds in a welcoming and supportive environment.  Newcomers to the area are offered mutual support, the opportunity to engage with other cultures, share expertise and experiences and learn more about the local area and region

We aim to provide an atmosphere where women are able to learn informally and formally at their own pace, builds on their knowledge and experiences and offers them greater confidence in enhancing their skills


  • offer culturally appropriate support, information and a referral service for women and their families in partnership with statutory organisations.
  • develop an informal support network for women from different cultures.
  • provide outreach work in the community, offering advice and case work with practical support .
  • promote skills development, educational pursuits and gainful employment.
  • promote health and wellbeing.
  • facilitate the integration of women through engagement with local women’s groups.
  • establish a befriending scheme for individual women and families in need.
  •  develop and support cultural and social activities for women and their families.


  • We believe in the inherent worth of every woman regardless of their cultural background, language or ability.
  • We value the culture and heritage of every woman and her aspirations for herself, her family and her community.
  • We strive to provide opportunities for personal growth and social economic development through life long learning.
  • We believe in the holistic natures of women’s needs, physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual. This holistic vision enhances self esteem and promotes personal empowerment.



Personal development courses, training, information sessions, aerobics, craftwork, cookery, English lessons and much more.................


Participate in group activities, field trips, the sharing of experiences and the building of new friendships 




Contact Details:

CIP Centre 7 Foundry Street Portadown BT63 5AB

tel 02838393372



 For further information contact

       Family Support Coordinator  -  Hetty Smith   tel   07966783840

All services are free and confidential

  • Personalised and confidential advice is offered to women who require individual assistance
  • Information on issues such as access to health services, employment, entitlements, education housing, integration, etc.
  •  Signposting to relevant services 


Comments from Participants


Beata - Poland

I enjoy volunteering with Women’s World and the AfterSchool Club. It has helped my own children and I have learned a lot of new things

Renata - Lithuanian

I have enjoyed meeting new people and all the activities such as dancing and craft work

Lúcia - Portugal

This group is very important for me. I have new friends and have learnt new things such as the customs of N.Ireland. I especially thank Hetty and her husband for all they have done for us.

Jolanta - Poland

The group has helped me develop my English and I have enjoyed meeting new people from different cultures.

Zita - Latvia

I like meeting people from different cultures and every week I learn something new. The information I have received has helped me settle in N.Ireland. It would be good to have more sports activities.

Sonali - India

Before coming to Women’s World I was very lonely and the group has helped me develop new friendships.

Natasha - Russian

I like Women’s World, but it clashes with my ESOL classes and I cannot always come. I would like to do some artwork such as painting

Inga - Latvia

The meetings are a time for women to be together.

Agnieska - Poland

I have enjoyed meeting people and getting advice about how to bring up my children in Northern Ireland.  

Manuela - Portugal

I like doing interesting things like flower arranging and craftwork.

Amy - China

I think that it is very good to meet women from other cultures and make new friends. Everyone smiles and makes me feel happy.

Rosa - Portugal

It’s stimulating, creative, educational, friendly. A place where you can share ideas.

Anges - Poland

I have got to know new people. I have improved my English and have been able to do courses and become a Child Minder.

Alice - N. Ireland

I love Women’s World because I have got to know so much more about these lovely ladies.

Márcia - Brazil

During my time in N.Ireland I have enjoyed going to Women’s World and I have received a lot of good information that helped me enjoy my experience in Ireland.