Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations and groups working in SRHR in the Philippines have sounded the alarm on the possible negative effects the pandemic will have on people’s SRHR. This article was originally published on wgnrr.org.
Financial inclusion and increased social protection are critical as the Philippines is experiencing an economic downturn brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside the series of disasters that hit the country in 2020.
Elizabeth Asanion, 45, wears her protective goggles during a relief operation conducted by Community Organizers Multiversity, with support from Oxfam Philippines, titled Care4Wife: COVID-19 Assistance and Response to Emergency Needs for Women in Informal Economy in Namapa Compound, Barangay North Fairview in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. 9 June 2020. (Original photo by Basilio Sepe, illustrated by Vina Salazar)
In this briefing note, Nastasia L. Tysmans highlights four key insights from the report which ought to urge us even more to integrate practices of solidarity into ongoing efforts to respond to COVID-19.