About us


Onus (NI) Ltd was established in 2007 by Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne & Newtownabbey (ABCL&N).

As a social enterprise, Onus (NI) Ltd supports Women’s Aid (ABCL&N) to fulfil its strategic aims and contributes to its social and economic sustainability by profit shedding to Women’s Aid (ABCL&N).

Our value base, commitment to social justice and supporting the sustainability of services to women and children remains important to us.

ONUS is unique as it is the only Northern Ireland wide training organisation with no geographical boundaries, offering a wide range of specialist services aimed at anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse.

Onus has developed a range of Pathways to empower communities in recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse. A commitment to partnership working has allowed us to develop and deliver a wide range of accredited training programmes and resources, to support prevention and early intervention initiatives in stopping domestic and sexual violence and abuse.


Staff Team

Onus management and administration team alongside the associate trainer team have a spectrum of expertise and experience in policy making, management, marketing, consultancy, training and in particular domestic violence awareness issues.

Chief Executive: Colette Stewart

Administrator: Kelly Duggan

Training & Policy


Associate Trainers

 The associate training team has a bank of 9 individuals. Many are self employed trainers with a range of skills and experience from a variety of disciplines including the Police Service, Health and Social Care, Education, Personal Development and Management professionals.


Board of Directors

Onus (NI) Ltd is governed by an experienced voluntary management board. 

The Board of Directors are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and are accountable for ensuring that the financial resources and assets of the organisation are properly used and managed to meet the aims and objectives of the organisation.

The professional background of the Board of Directors comprises a cross section of people with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of service delivery, health, equality, finance, and business development.

All our directors are committed to the ongoing promotion of services to assist anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse.

If you have questions or wish to discuss our work contact us.



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