March has been an exciting month with the move of the Belfast office of RFJ to 39 Glen Road BT11 8BB.
We now have accessible premises for all of our members – much larger space for activities and meetings and better space for staff.
On International Women’s Day two signs went up on our new building – our own sign and a road sign in honour of Emma Groves one of our founding members.
Relatives for Justice were delighted when Susie from Falls Women’s Centre called to tell us that their members wanted to remember Emma Groves as part of International Women’s Day.
Emma Groves, blinded by a rubber bullet in 1971 was a woman who fought for the human rights and dignity of all those around her. She was and remains a symbol of courage, humanity and hope.
Emma was one of Relatives for Justice founding members and her vision was for an organisation that could address human rights abuses and support those who had suffered them with equality and respect.
She opened our premises on the Falls Road in 1999 as we began the journey of building towards that. Our new premises with disabled access and much more space, promises the possibility of realising that dream.
We brought Emma’s spirit with us to this new building and this little sign on International Women’s Day is a perfect way to share that with the world.