As the COVID19 public health crisis continues to intensify, deep flaws in our societies and economies have become abundantly clear. It is a system that puts profits before people, privileges corporations and the wealthy, and deepens many forms of inequality and injustice, including gender inequality and inequality among nations.
The devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic is a serious threat which has brought our civilisation and economies at the brink of collapse. The current crisis in every sector of our lives has revealed how weak our system is when it comes to fighting back and containing the spread of the virus.
The IMF, the G7 and G20 have announced relief measures, such as the short-term suspension of payments for a limited group of countries. But the exceptional situation calls for far more ambitious decisions.
As the COVID 19 public health crisis intensifies with alarming speed in many parts of the world including the Philippines, the adverse impacts on the poor and low-income, and those who are marginalized and discriminated, grow even more acute.
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.