Northern Ireland Women's Coalition

The Northern Ireland Women's Coalition (NIWC) was a minor cross-community[1][2] political party in Northern Ireland from 1996–2006.[3]

Northern Ireland Women's Coalition
LeaderMonica McWilliams
Pearl Sagar
Founded1996 (1996)
Dissolved2006 (2006)
IdeologyNon-sectarianism

The NIWC was founded by Catholic academic Monica McWilliams and Protestant social worker Pearl Sagar to contest elections to the Northern Ireland Forum, the body for all-party talks which led to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

The party campaigned principally around the fact that it was led by women, declining to take a position on whether Northern Ireland should be part of the United Kingdom or a United Ireland.[4] It did not identify as feminist.[5]