Date: May 11, 2023

Rising Prices, Growing Protests: The Case for Universal Social Protection

In a world facing multiple crises and increasingly vulnerable to climate shocks, the right to social security can play a critical role in protecting people from poverty and the violation of other human rights.

Amnesty International joins a growing coalition of experts and civil society organisations calling for the redoubling of efforts to progressively realise universal coverage without discrimination so that every person is protected from current and future shocks – whether they are caused by health emergencies, the climate crisis, conflict, or other events.