Covid-19 and Women - Our Advocacy Work

The Covid-19 crisis has disproportionately affected women, increasing existing gender inequalities in Irish society. Women’s voices were largely absent from much of the decision making surrounding the Covid-19 crisis response.

Throughout the crisis, the National Women's Council has campaigned on some of the most pressing issues affecting women, including women's maternity rights, women's mental health, ending sexual violence and harassment and many more. 

Find out more about some of our Covid-19 and women advocacy work

We also set up a specialised Covid-19 and Women Resources Hub on our website, directing women to emergency helplines and support services and held the ‘Feminist Agenda’ webinar series to give voice to women’s perspectives on the impact of Covid-19 on gender inequalities.