“Our faith in faraway global institutions like the World Health Organisation continues to erode, with many turning to local leaders for guidance and reassurance. But as we gravitate towards our respective tribes, international people-to-people diplomacy needs to prevail.”
Fresh perspectives and bright visions from Youth across Southeast Asia and Australia
Together at Home
In this series, our team of remotely-working editors from across Australia and Southeast Asia, explore how their daily lives have changed and ways in which their local communities are responding to COVID-19.
At times like this, people with privilege must step up to lift up those in the most marginalized and vulnerable situations. Queenie Pearl Tomaro discusses the vulnerability of Internally Displaced Persons living in the transitory sites in Sagonsongan, Lanao del Sur, the Philippines.
I have personally always admired working moms. The ongoing pandemic makes me adore them even more. Michelle Marietta Secoa explores how COVID-19 exacerbates inequality for women, especially Indonesian working moms who are juggling various responsibilities and social roles.