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UPR info invites civil society organizations and National Human Rights Institutions in a Virtual Roundtable to exchange information on the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on human rights (in English and French). This will be an opportunity to discuss about challenges that civil society is facing and the solutions that can be put in place to protect human rights. Find out more and register here»
Stephanie Guha / April 2020
This newsbrief - a new format on a dedicated topic, outside of the usual newsletters - focuses on the links and impact of COVID-19 on inequalities and leave no one behind and highlights how social protection can be a response to the pandemic. Read more»
In these difficult and uncertain times, we would like to share some reflections on COVID-19 and its effects on the most vulnerable, the poor and people left behind to highlight further dimensions of the health crisis. As the coronavirus is spreading across the globe, it seems to expose existing inequalities and to widen social and economic divisions. A dedicated page has therefore been created on the Shareweb Poverty-Wellbeing that will be updated regularly. Take a look here»
Solidarity Groups are an approach for community empowerment that is supported by the Swiss NGO Fastenopfer. Unlike other group-based savings schemes, in which groups are only vehicles for delivering financial services, Solidarity Groups focus on building strong cohesive communities. They use internal savings and lending as starting point for a community-led empowerment process that leaves no one behind. Working together in a spirit of solidarity enables extremely poor and marginalised people to build more resilient livelihoods, reduce their structural vulnerability to debt and exploitation, and gain greater control over their own destiny.
Programmes in Madagascar and Senegal were evaluated with a focus on understanding Solidarity Groups' Impacts using a rigorous mixed methods approach; India was evaluated separately focusing on understanding the importance of certain programme elements. Read more»
Do you want to deepen your understanding of how to target the most vulnerable in your work by applying 'Leave No One Behind' in practice? Do you want to find out more about good practices on LNOB from Burkina Faso and Kosovo? Do you want to learn about concrete cases and sets of action to guarantee universal social protection? Are you interested in how to unwrap and better tacke inequalities? Then take a look at the spring newsletter to learn more»
Stephanie Guha / March 2020
A new online training is available on 'Leave no one behind – Challenges and opportunities of implementation'. For detailed information on the training and further information on LNOB, visit our dedicated page. Registration is extended until 27 March.
Click here to find out more and to register»
Stephanie Guha / March 2020