March 23, 2020

COVID-19: Statement of solidarity

Dear friends,

Many things are changing rapidly due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. We are not all experiencing this equally. For some, already challenging circumstances are worsening, while important work that was under-supported will now be at further risk. That is why we need to take care of each other, and to do what we can for those who are in more precarious circumstances than ourselves.

We are heartened to see the many initiatives cropping up in response to the vulnerability and interdependency that this situation has made more visible. Continued support for women, girls, trans, and intersex people is crucial, countering physical distancing by showing social solidarity.

With the exception of work-related travel, we will continue to carry out our activities ensuring grantee-partners receive the funds and other kinds of support they are counting on. In line with the guidelines of the Dutch government, all Mama Cash staff whether based in the Netherlands or elsewhere will work from home.

Mama Cash remains committed to providing much-needed support to feminist movements around the world. Let’s continue in this spirit of social solidarity.

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