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Demonstrators attend a protest against a new citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh, area of New Delhi, India January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Long live Shaheen Bagh

Husna Rizvi on the militant women at the centre of India’s thriving secular movement.​

Latest issue: March-April 2020

How we make poverty

A McDonald's employee holds a banner in protest of the Statutory Sick Pay offered by the goverment as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Even in times of social distancing, building a collective, social response to the pandemic is our only salvation, argues Paul Engler.

A girl wears a protective face mask amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sanaa, Yemen March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Marcus Skinner of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on the looming impacts of coronavirus on the world’s worst humanitarian conflict.

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As we enter another week of remote working, our thoughts are with you – our readers and contributors.

The internally displaced queue at one of the five entry exist checkpoints, many of them pensioners. Credit: Right to Protection

Frank Martin and Eric Fritz – of the Ukrainian humanitarian organization Right to Protection – examine how coronavirus is set to make things worse for pensioners and displaced people. 

Childcare workers, maids, personal aides and couriers are in the highest risk group; the majority of whom tend to be gig workers.

Self-isolation is a luxury; social protection should not be A coalition of gig economy researchers at Fairwork explain how gig workers are being hit hardest by COVID-19.​

Low-paid workers and those in the gig economy are, by the nature of their work, the least able to ‘socially distance’ themselves and may also,  due to the precarious nature of their employment feel compelled to work when unwell. Credit: WikiCommons

Action – and inaction – on coronavirus is an equality issue, locally and internationally, writes Vanessa Baird.

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