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)

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]