The Women’s Policy Group Northern Ireland is a platform for women working in policy and advocacy roles in different organisations to share their work and speak with a collective voice on key issues. It is made up of women from trade unions, grassroots women’s organisations, women’s networks, feminist campaigning organisations, LGBT+ organisations, support service providers, human rights and equality organisations and individuals.
Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women globally, the Women’s Policy Group have prepared a COVID-19 Feminist Recovery Plan for Northern Ireland. This plan sets out WPG recommendations for recovering from COVID-19, as elected representatives and decision-makers must take into consideration the institutionalised inequalities that exist, and co-develop recovery planning with the communities affected. These recommendations will cover economic justice, health, social justice, equality, the implications of Brexit and examples of international best practice.
The full WPG Feminist Recovery Plan can be downloaded here. You can download individual chapters on Economic Justice, Health, Social Justice and Culture. You can read a summary of the recommendations here. You can read the Feminist Recovery Plan briefing on capital investment for the Strategic Investment Board here. and the briefing on childcare for the All Party Working Group on Early Years Education and Childcare here. Summary reports have been prepared for each Stormont Department; DAERA, Communities, Infrastructure, Economy, Education, Finance, Health, Justice, The Executive Office.
You can read the Feminist Recovery Plan Climate Justice recommendations here.
You can read the Feminist Recovery Plan Women’s Worker’s Rights here.
You can read the Feminist Recovery Plan Key Briefing on Carers here
You can read the Feminist Recovery Plan Key Briefing on Gender-Based Violence here
If you have any questions about the Feminist Recovery Plan please contact the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell on email@example.com.
Feminist Recovery Plan Webinar Series
Climate Emergency as a Feminist Issue
Looking at Childcare, Covid-19 and Women – One Year On
Watch the recording here.
Read the summary here.
Women’s Rights, Brexit and the Bill of Rights – Challenges and Opportunities 20 years on from UNSCR 1325
COVID-19 and Increasing Violence Against Women (in collaboration with Raise Your Voice and Women’s Aid)
COVID-19: Additional Health Impacts for Marginalised Women (in collaboration with WRDA, Transgender NI, Alliance for Choice and Migrant Centre NI more)
COVID-19: A Global Outlook – Social Justice and Gender Equality Post-COVID-19 (in collaboration with WRDA and the Social Change Initiative)
COVID-19 and the Impact on Rural Women (in collaboration with NIRWN).
COVID-19: Poverty, Austerity and universal Credit and the Impact on Women
Watch the recording