NIRWN as a member of the Women’s Policy Group NI is committed to working to achieve a feminist future for NI.
The Emergency Response to Covid-19 failed to include women in decision making and the response as a result did not adequately address the needs of women. There is clear evidence that women have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19.
We want to ensure that this is not replicated in Covid-19 recovery planning and budgeting. We have developed a robust, well researched Feminist Recovery Plan to support our NI Executive and policy makers to be able to redress the gender differential
As part of NIRWN’s International Day of Rural Women celebrations we hosted a webinar, panel discussion with a focus on the impact of Covid-19 on rural women.
Panellists were: Rachel Powell, Women’s Sector Lobbyist, WRDA; Louise Coyle, Director, NIRWN and Fiona Mc Candless, NICS Gender Champion, DAERANI.
To view the discussion and Q&A click: Covid-19: Impact on Rural Women Feminist Recovery Plan
Hear the discussion on the plan as broadcast on Radio Ulster on 29/07/20
Overview by Rachel Powell, Women’s Sector Lobbyist, WRDA @ 28mins
Louise Coyle NIRWN & Kellie Turtle @ 1hr 26 mins discussing Childcare and Rural issues
Read an overview of the launch event by Amanda Ferguson here