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Published 16.06.2020 17:16
In the UK, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has announced that it will launch an inquiry into “long-standing, structural race inequality in Britain”.
London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, welcomed news of the inquiry. He has previously called to launch an investigation into the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME people. The pandemic has brought race inequality into sharp focus with people from BAME backgrounds found to be disproportionately affected by coronavirus.
Published 13.06.2020 14:17
In Chile, the government launched “WhatsApp Mujer” to help victims of abuse during the quarantine.
The project has helped more than 4 thousand women in a month. Women only need to send a WhatsApp message with the word “hola” (hello) and the assistants, who are people trained to deal with cases of violence, assess the risk of the victim, and provide guidance.
Published 06.06.2020 15:43
In Costa Rica, Escazú City Council has a digital platform to inform on donations of food and hygiene products.
The virtual platform is updated in real-time and shows the amount of daily donations and neighborhoods served. Donations are for people in poverty or extreme poverty due to unemployment, reduced working hours, or other difficulties.
Published 15.05.2020 17:07
In Morocco, the government has called for the development of digital platforms for receiving complaints of violence against women.
The government has further called for such cases to be given priority and for the necessary protection measures stipulated by the law to be implemented. UN Women has warned that since the pandemic has started violence against women and girls and in particular domestic violence has intensified.
Published 13.05.2020 16:14
In Brussels, Belgium, an European Parliament building housed 100 homeless women, victims of abuse.
The European Parliament together with Samusocial Brussels, an organization working against exclusion, turned its offices into bedrooms to settle needed women. Several of the shelters for abused women have had to close due to the lockdown. The European Parliament buildings are empty because the sessions were suspended at least until…
Published 27.04.2020 13:09
South African President announces R500-billion Covid-19 package to be injected into the economy.
The funding will come from internal sources, such as the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The R500-billion which is equivalent to roughly US $26.3 billion makes up 10% of the national gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. It will finance health interventions, an increase in social grants for the poor and…
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Published 27.04.2020 12:08
In California, the government will give cash to undocumented migrants during the pandemic.
An estimated two million people live in the state without documents, which means they are not eligible for the Coronavirus stimulus package approved by the federal government in late March. California will provide $500 per adult for those out of the system. The fund combines state donations with money raised…
Published 27.04.2020 08:15
In New Zealand, volunteers are purchasing and distributing food parcels using a micro-grants scheme from the government.
In March, the Government announced $27 million for essential social services andup to $4.8 million for community grants “to support innovative, community-led solutions that support local resilience,” its website explains. They are up to $5,000 micro grants, which group of people are using to help their neighbours.
Published 27.04.2020 07:34
Amsterdam is adopting a new economic post-Covid-19 strategy: “The Doughnut Model”.
It is essentially a framework for sustainable development that was devised by Oxford University economist Kate Raworth. It sets the minimum that a human being needs to lead a good life, such as food, clean water, sanitation, housing, education, healthcare and more. It is based on a book Raworth published…
Published 26.04.2020 11:01
In Portugal, the government temporarily granted migrants and asylum seekers full citizenship.
This measure will ensure undocumented people access the national health service, bank accounts and work and rental contracts, until at least 1 July 2020. The Portuguese Council of Ministers explained that the decision was made to reduce public health risks of maintaining the appointments at the immigration office.

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