In March as the country went into a state of emergency, the women’s sector and NWC’s grassroots member groups across the country were mobilised into action. It was immediately clear that the pandemic would have serious implications for women which would need immediate response.
Many vulnerable older women in rural areas are completely isolated with limited visitors due to the pandemic. With already limited support services in these areas, continuing services for women experiencing addiction such as treatment and recovery programmes during Covid-19 proved challenging.
Our Advocacy Work
NWC hosted a joint webinar with Community Work Ireland and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Grassroots to Global where we discussed opportunities and challenges for civil society organisations at global, national and grassroots level.