The question arises as to what support we offer, as high income countries, so that low and middle income countries can cope with this crisis and future ones.
WSM supports the European Climate & Jobs Pact and its three solutions towards a brighter, greener future.
Much like the virus itself, news on COVID-19 and possible policy measures are spreading fast. Major institutions like the World Bank, the IMF and the ILO are scrambling to provide adequate support and policy advice.
Today, some 2 billion people work in the informal economy; more than 1.6 billion of them are affected by the lockdown, particularly in terms of income.
The work of journalists is regarded as an essential service during this emergency
The organisation hopes that this crisis is an opportunity to rethink our social and economic system
"World March of Women" launches its campaign "24 hours of feminist solidarity against transnational companies"
The Centre for the Advancement of Women "Gregoria Apaza" - a partner of WSM - has launched a massive campaign on social networks to raise awareness about the need to respect the rights of workers
Social movements around the world are making a huge difference for the elderly every day, not only during this unusual crisis
In Belgium, authorities managed to take short-term drastic action with accompanying social measures. In other countries, the population is worse off
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We need to work towards national, comprehensive and largely supported social protection policies with the full involvement of the network
AREDS continues to visit vulnerable people
KSBSI and ACV-CSC made an initial analysis
Universal social protection is feasible and affordable, provided there is more international cooperation
It goes without saying that these measures are a huge challenge for a continent where 90% of employment is informal and (extreme) poverty determines the daily life of the majority of the population
Former professor Gérard Lutte, founder of Mojoca, explains the situation of street youth in Guatemala since the arrival of COVID-19
The challenge we face is how to build an alternative model of development, driven by the needs of all peoples and communities around the world, and the protection of our planet.
India is the second most populous country in the world after China. Its population is very susceptible to the spread of the coronavirus due to several factors: hygiene, a lack of hospital beds
Other than the most unfortunate victims of the disease itself, there is no subset of the global population likely to be hit harder by the impact of Covid-19 than workers in global supply chains.
At the moment it is all hands on deck to inform everyone about what they can do themselves to avoid infection
MOSCTHA developed a care plan from health centre 'La Solidarité' and also makes its community workers available for emergencies in remote communities where MOSCTHA is usually active.
GK once again proves itself to be as reliable as the proverbial rock in the storm. The development of a simple test kit for Covid-19 is in full swing and GK recently started distributing food parcels to those most vulnerable.
The coronavirus pandemic has once again highlighted the lack of social protection in Peru and Latin America. 75% of workers work in the informal sector and do not have access to social security, health care or a pension.