In Latin America and Africa, the pandemic crisis has worsened pre-existing vulnerabilities, while also creating new forms of social inequalities.
This special issue presents a range of cases studies from Latin America and Africa, in sectors as diverse as domestic and care workers, waste pickers, migrants and refugees.
It is a difficult time for everyone, but it has been especially difficult for children.
Chinese students’ restricted mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic exposes the double-layered pressure for international students’ mobility: cultural alienation and political marginalization.
We argue for an understanding of the different challenges involved in conceptualising emerging labour realities, politically organising unwaged workers, regulating new forms of employment and thinking more holistically about working lives.
As in medicine, preventive policy measures to attenuate negative side effects are more efficient than dealing with them when its already too late.
Amid this crisis, we have the opportunity to strengthen social protection systems.
It becomes imperative to seriously invoke the power of a collective movement that promises universal, accessible and affordable healthcare to all.
Access to Respectful Maternity care is also one such resource currently but through a conscious effort of policy makers and medical professionals this resource could be available to everyone.