People’s movements, civil society organisations and field workers around the world are invited to answer this simple question in a less than 2 minutes video : « Why does social protection matters to me/ or to us?»

Why?

Achieving social protection for all is a social justice necessity at a turning point: with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more urgent to make it happen.

The COVID-19 crisis has driven economies and health systems around the world to the brink of collapse, pushed millions into extreme poverty and deepened deprivations experienced by many more. These devastating consequences could have been avoided if people had been supported by robust and comprehensive social protection systems that ensure income security and public health for all during such crises.

Therefore, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), a group of over 100 civil society organisations and trade unions, is calling on the world’s governments to support low-income countries to expand and improve their social protection systems through the establishment of a Global Fund for Social Protection.

What ?

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier De Schutter, is launching a long-term video project to support the campaign for global social protection. It is meant to gather momentum and to support exchanges between civil society groups around the world.

How ?

You can take part by pressing the record button of your camera/phone (horizontal/landscape format) and by responding to the question: “Why does social protection matters to me/to us, in our specific situation”. Be as concrete as possible, based on your job, your family situation, etc. Feel free to also ask the following question: “How does the absence of social protection affect my life”.

Please send us your video by WeTransfer or other big files transfer system (max 2 minutes). The videos will be regularly posted on a YouTube channel and on www.srpoverty.org. They will also be shared on social media.

They will not be edited and the logos/titles will remain as you send them. They will remain free to use for all.

Languages

In order to be able to share the videos widely, participants are asked to send their contributions with subtitles in English, Spanish or French if they are originally recorded in another language. Yet this shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. Please let us know if we can support you with this task.

Take part and send us your first videos by May 20th for a first launch in June 2021.

To send your videos and for any additional information or suggestion, please contact us : projects@srpoverty.org