The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) Steering Committee calling on all Member States to adopt a feminist policy to address the COVID-19 outbreak: http://feministallianceforrights.org/blog/2020/03/20/action-call-for-a-f...
The statement highights demands of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South and marginalized communities in the Global North stressing the need for governments to recall and act in accordance with human rights standards in their response to COVID-19 and uphold the principles of equality and non-discrimination, centering the most marginalized people — women, children, elderly, people with disabilities, people with compromised health, rural people, unhoused people, institutionalized people, , refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples, stateless people, and people in war zones. Feminist policy recognizes and prioritizes the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Beyond the response to this pandemic, it is necessary for the development of peaceful, inclusive and prosperous communities within human rights-driven states.
According to FAR it is critical that governments utilize a human rights and intersectional based approach to ensure that everyone has access to necessary information, support systems and resources during the current crisis.
Nine key areas of focus to be considered in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. Each set of recommendations responf to the potential challenges and recommendations that consider the lived experiences of people in vulnerable position — especially women and girls that endure a disproportionate impact due to their sex, gender, and sexual orientation — and steer policymakers toward solutions that do not exacerbate their vulnerabilities or magnify existing inequality and ensure their human rights.
These guidelines, says FAR, are not a replacement for the engagement of women and girls and other marginalized communities in decision-making, but a rationale for consultation and diversity in leadership.
Take Action: Please follow the link and indicate if you and/or your organization would like to sign the letter, by Tuesday, March 24 at 8pm EST . The sign-on form is available in this link: tiny.cc/endorsenow