GUIDE TO THIS MONTH'S ARTICLES - November / December 2020
Care is important to us all. It’s skilled, emotional, exhausting work. It supports our lives, households, communities, and economies. But mostly women and the most marginalized do care work. It is not valued enough and people ignore it. Profit is the most important thing for our economies but care of people and the planet seem not important.
This edition says that that even caregivers – parents or nurses, cleaners or neighbours – have their limits. The world is in the middle of a crisis of care, and Covid-19 makes it worse. What would it mean to have an economy that valued them and the people they care for?
Read about the terrible humanitarian crisis developing in Burkina Faso.
Doctors in Zimbabwe are working on Covid-19 care but they cannot afford to pay for treatment for themselves.
Schools in India are closed and so many poor children will lose out on education:
Read about the women in Belarus protesting against the dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
Some people in the UK don't have enough money to buy food. What is the solution?
Boris Johnson wants to spend more money on the military but not on climate change.
How can we make people safer and have a world without police?
Care is the most important thing in life. Covid-19 makes the work of the world’s care givers, mostly women, almost impossible. But we do not really value the work they do. Why is this?
Three nurses and care workers from the Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Zimbabwe tell their stories. They talk about Covid-19, ways to make enough money to live, and more.