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Putting the Furthest Behind First – Oxfam Views & Voices

 June 23, 2021 • 1 minute read

Typically in-person training sessions like the one shown above are now being conducted virtually via SMS and through mobile conversations.

By Jeffrey Maganya | Regional Advisor, Social Protection – Horn, East, and Central Africa Platform, Oxfam and Julie Kedroske | Acting Director of Technical Assistance, BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative

This article originally appeared on Oxfam’s Views & Voices blog on June 23, 2021.

By focusing on the inclusion of the people who are most marginalized in social safety nets, we can work towards universal social protection in a just and equitable manner. We must also treat social protection as a human right to achieve universality. Governments have a duty to ensure a minimum level of education, healthcare, housing, and nutrition for their people. Countries must consider anyone falling below this level as living in a state of emergency and prioritize programs and policies which meet their basic needs.

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