COVID-19: Using Our Collective Power To Transform Crisis

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We don’t want to ‘go back’ to normal. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing structural injustices. We are committed to advancing systemic alternatives capable of realizing people’s demands for environmental, economic, social and cultural rights. We need change and we are committed to shaping this change now. 

Our response

ESCR-Net Global Call to Action in response to the COVID-19

The Day After Tomorrow: Confronting Systemic Injustices, Advancing Human Rights.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified grave systemic injustices all over the world.

Human Rights must be prioritized in responding to COVID-19

The pandemic and responses to it have the potential to exacerbate precisely the kind of intolerable intersectional inequalities at the heart of many members’ struggles for social justice.

Endorse our Global Call to Action 

ESCR-Net members –organizations and individuals– and allied organizations are invited to endorse the Global Call to Action here.


Press Inquiries

For media requests or details about ESCR-Net and our member’s responses around the world to COVID-19, please contact Esther de la Rosa at

Our Analysis

The following analyses have been shaped by our members and contain emerging demands for alternatives that make human rights and social justice a reality for all.


Learn about the advocacy and demands from our members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: