January GCSPF #80 e-News!

e-GCSPF #80 - January 2023

Virtual Side Event
On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

The Virtual Side Event will take place during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61. The event will tackle the diverse and interconnecting perspectives on social protection and the urgency of a “renewed” social contract anchored in human rights for a new era and consider why the Global Fund for Social Protection is necessary to deliver to all the right to social protection.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Time: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Register at: http://bit.ly/3D3Dek7
The side event will be in English. French and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). Co-organized by Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)Gray PanthersAfrican Platform for Social Protection (APSP)Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Read more

Position Paper of the GCSPF at the Commission for Social Development 61st Session

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, representing more than 120 civil society organisations and trade unions from all over the world, prepared the position paper for the the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61Read more

Can we overestimate the importance of ILO Recommendation 202?

The ILO Social Protection Department invited the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors to contribute to a blog on the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102) and the 10th anniversary of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) to accelerate progress towards Universal Social Protection. Read more

Social Protection and Climate Action

A policy brief by Act Church of Sweden, Olof Palme International Center, Social Policy Initiative, and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
The main message is that social protection is a key tool in climate action to cope with crises for individuals and societies, and the climate emergency exacerbates risks at an unprecedented level.
The policy brief makes climate action possible – having economic security reduces people’s resistance to the transition. A case study about transition in the coal mining industry in South Africa is illustrating the latter point. The policy brief includes 15 recommendations. Read more

Home-Based Workers’ Access to Social Protection

Lessons Learned from the IDPoor Programme in Cambodia This report published by WIEGO is based on research that provides an overview of the situation of home-based workers in the key cities. It draws out the main lessons from the implementation of the IDPoor Programme according to the perspectives of this occupational group. The aims were to understand the relative vulnerability of home-based workers using some of the proxy indicators from the IDPoor Survey, and to establish whether IDPoor is accessible and inclusive to vulnerable home-based workers. Read more

Tight Tax Net, Loose Safety Net: Taxation and Social Protection in Accra’s Informal Sector

Using new and representative data on informal workers in Accra, Ghana, this paper published by WIEGO contributes novel evidence on the extent to which informal workers in Accra have access to social protection and benefitted from COVID-19 relief programmes.
The paper further explores the tax burdens of informal workers in Accra, as well the degree to which they might be able to make additional contributions through taxes or contributions to social protection schemes. It investigates the equity, redistributive, and gendered impacts of informal workers’ fiscal burdens and access to social protection and COVID-19 relief programmes. Three key findings emerge. Read more

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Building Blocks for Peace Foundation

Building Blocks for Peace (BBFP) Foundation is a non-governmental organization working on Conflict Prevention, Prevention of Violent Extremism, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. 
BBFP advocates and campaigns for equal access of all citizens to primary health care. During the peak of COVID-19, BBFP provided relief services including medical assistance and food materials to 100 women and elderly.
BBFP organizes programs and dialogue on the role of ageism in the distribution of resources and services and calls for social security support for children, elderly and the unemployed.
Contact informationRafiu Lawal, Oluwaranti Adesola

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