The consequences of the pandemic are being felt with an increase in poverty and inequality, foreshadowing a major social crisis in gestation. States of emergency, martial law, militarisation, polarisation, organised crime, religious beliefs as a response to the virus, are all imperilling the rule of law and the democratic system. The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the ineffectiveness of public health systems and the lack of social protection. Women and indigenous people are the most badly affected by the consequences of the pandemic. Street social workers are adapting their working methods and are taking all possible social distancing measures to protect themselves and their target groups, but the impact of the crisis is being felt from a mental health perspective.
- Guarantee the rule of law in the face of radicalisation, the militarisation of society, religious extremism, and a decrease in respect for human rights.
- Strengthen public aid programmes for the education, social and healthcare sectors, for vulnerable and impoverished groups, indigenous people and street social workers, with a focus on mental health in order to cope with the impact of the crisis.