23 March 2020

Existing inequalities have been worsened by the coronavirus outbreak. We are a coalition of more than 60 women's and charitable organisations calling on the UK government to take the following immediate action:

  • Make women visible in crisis decision-making
  • Make women safe at work
  • Support parents during school and nursery closures
  • Protect women from poverty and homelessness
  • Protect women from violence and abuse during lockdown
  • Make migrant women safe and release women from immigration detention
  • Safeguard disabled women’s rights, quality of life and care
  • Protect elderly women in care homes
  • Reduce the number of women in prison to save lives

Our calls to act are focused on the UK Government. The powers of the devolved governments mean that some of the action we are asking the UK Government to take will affect women in England, some will affect women in England and Wales, some will affect women in Northern Ireland, and some will affect women across the UK.

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