As part of the EuroMed Feminist Initiative, PWWSD, shares this statement entitled COVID-19: An Urgent Need of a Humanistic Gender Equality Way of Analysis
What are the right words, the relevant ones, the words able to express the intensity of our sorrow, of our anxiety, of our anger and of our hopes in this very particular moment?
Millions of people are dying and succumbing to war or the consequences of war. Millions of refugees and internally displaced people living in inhuman conditions. Millions of people deprived of access to water. Millions are dying from hunger. Millions becoming homeless. Then, what about the infinite number of political prisoners, of slaves, of people dying on their way to escape violence and misery, what about people under occupation?
The Coronavirus pandemic that is now amplifying all these sufferings, misfortunes, and all existing massive, structural and cruel inequalities, makes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights statement “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” sound like a monstrous fiction. To read more please click here.