Peace First has launched a rapid response grant process to help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated.
As you know, the WHO has declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, and has recommended communities take social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Globally, COVID-19 is more than a public health challenge — it has laid bare the consequences of persistent systemic inequality for all to see, and is threatening social fabric, mental health, trust in institutions, and the economic security of billions of people.
This is a critical time for all of us to support each other. In this moment of obligation, they have a responsibility to act with care and caution, both towards ourselves and each other. And as a global community, they know that this is a key moment to take action… more