Covid-19 Feminist Recovery Plan

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 JusticeHealthSocial Justice and Culture. You can read a summary of the recommendations here.

Webinar Series


Covid-19 and the impact on rural women. In collaboration with NIRWN. Thursday 15th October from 1-2pm.

  • COVID-19 and the Impact on Rural Women (in collaboration with NIRWN) on Thursday 15th October 1pm-2pm – register here.A global outlook on social justice.
  • COVID-19: A Global Outlook – Social Justice and Gender Equality Post-COVID-19 (in collaboration with WRDA and the Social Change Initiative) on Thursday 22nd October from 2pm-4pm – register here.
  • COVID-19: Additional Health Impacts for Marginalised Women (in collaboration with WRDA, Transgender NI, Alliance for Choice and more) on Wednesday 11th November from 1pm-2pm – register here.
  • COVID-19 and Increasing Violence Against Women (in collaboration with Raise Your Voice, Women’s Aid and Amnesty International) on Thursday 26th November from 1pm-2pm – register here.

If you have any questions about the Feminist Recovery Plan please contact the Women’s Sector Lobbyist, Rachel Powell on

Past Events

COVID-19: Poverty, Austerity and universal Credit and the Impact on Women 

Feminist Recovery Plan Event

Watch the recording

Read the summary