The Waterford Women’s Centre was established by women for women in 1995 as ACCESS 2000. The organisation has grown from the ground up and was developed through a need that was identified when women’s groups from Waterford and Wexford came together in order to get qualifications for women community activists from the region. The Women’s Centre has always had a strong group of volunteers directing, managing and steering the work. The commitment and passion that is always present is inspirational. Equality is at the heart of the work and permeates throughout all areas alike. This ethos has stood the testimony of time as hundreds of women have volunteered in the organisation since it was established.