Beyond COVID-19: The feminist plan for sustainability and social justice

As the world learns to live with COVID-19, to emerge from the current crisis, and to “build back better”, UN Women will launch The Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice, a visionary but practical roadmap for putting gender equality, social justice, and sustainability at the centre of the recovery. It will feed into UN Women’s Generation Equality Forum and Action Coalitions, aimed at accelerating commitment, action, and financing for gender equality.

COVID-19 is exposing, as well as exacerbating, inequalities and reminding us just how unsustainable and fragile our economies and democracies really are. This crisis also provides a warning about what is rapidly coming down the track on the environment. Yet the pandemic has created an opportunity to rethink what the economy is for, and what it is that we really value. 

The Feminist Plan aims to map the ambitious and transformative policies that are needed to build a more equal and sustainable future. To get there will require context-specific policy pathways, tailored political strategies and alliances, and financing. The plan will identify key enablers that can create a conducive environment for change and identify which actors at global, national, and local levels need to take what actions to move us towards our vision.

Several expert group meetings on the different project themes, as well as a series of think pieces, will foster engagement and exchange between different stakeholders and provide the building blocks of the plan.

“The feminist plan” will be published in June 2021.     

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): COVID-19; Economic empowerment; Employment; Financial and economic crisis; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Health; Macroeconomic policies; Social protection

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2021

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)