YWCA of Japan:Letter of Request Regarding Special Payments for COVID-19 Emergency Response

With the declaration of a State of Emergency and local governments’ requests to refrain from leaving homes and opening businesses for the prevention of COVID-19 spread, there is a concern that even more people would face economic hardship in the coming days. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication has announced the outline of a special payment on 20th April, as a response to this situation.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.