The COVID9 crisis has driven economies and health systems around the world to the brink of collapse, pushed millions into extreme poverty and deepened deprivations experienced by many more. These devastating consequences could have been avoided if people had been supported by robust and comprehensive social protection systems that ensure income security and public health for all during such crises.
Therefore, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), a group of over 100 civil society organisations and trade unions, is calling on the world’s governments to support low-income countries to expand and improve their social protection systems through the establishment of a Global Fund for Social Protection.
To support the campaign for global social protection and encourage exchanges between civil society groups around the world, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, is launching a long-term video project. Join People’s movements, civil society organisations and field workers around the world in answering the question «Why does social protection matters to me/ or to us?».