Shared Humanity Conceptual Framework [article]

Ruth Andrews
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that 'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of humanity'. Covid 19 has revealed deep fissures and inequalities in society with the ever-increasing marginalisation of people groups and communities due to poverty, stigmatisation, and prejudice. Corruption at the highest levels of government resulted in crucial aid not reaching
more » ... with disabilities, refugees, and asylum seekers as well as many LGBTQ people. Attacks on civilians by military and police continue despite public outcry. Considered the second pandemic, the tide of violence against women and children persists unabated. The pandemic revealed the injustices that cleave to our everyday life as 9 million economically vulnerable children could not access the single meal a day due to lock-down and cessation of the National School Nutrition Programme. School closures affected 13 million children as access to technology limited their ability to continue their education. Injustices, in its many forms continue to relentlessly dismantle the work of collectives who seek the realisation of the ideals of the South African Constitution that calls for a transformed society.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.20702029.v1 fatcat:nmbhafowqvbhnmrd6yznz7k42i