September 22, 2023

BEHIND THE MASK: Pakistan’s First On-line Interactive Documentary on Girl Effectively being Employees.

Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir) Public Corporations Worldwide (PSI) pronounces the launch of Pakistan’s first on-line interactive documentary experience, providing essential notion into the lives of woman nicely being workers who proceed to face on the frontlines of Pakistan in the direction of all infectious illnesses, saving an entire lot of lives, every single day.

Girl nicely being workers are part of a authorities program that was developed in 1994 to produce major nicely being care firms to underprivileged communities in rural and low-income metropolis areas. They’ve carried out a significant operate in polio vaccine dispensation, pre- and post-natal consciousness and healthcare for rural mothers, and nicely being education and promotion, family planning, and most not too way back, for COVID-19.

Divided proper right into a sequence of episodes, “Behind the Masks: Pakistan” is a key episode which focuses on the struggles confronted by healthcare workers significantly in Pakistan, chronicling their challenges and the impression of COVID-19 on their lives. The Pakistan episode of the documentary highlights the work of Hassena, a girl nicely being worker [LHW] who, alongside alongside along with her colleagues, long-established the All Sindh Girl Effectively being Employees and Employees Union (ASLHWEU) to advocate for increased working conditions and wages.

With “Behind the Masks: Pakistan”, PSI campaigns for flood discount, the restoration of the nicely being menace allowance for nicely being workers, provision of the service building for woman nicely being workers, and the cancellation of debt, along with Pakistan’s sovereign debt as part of native climate reparations.

Definitely, whatever the essential frontline operate of woman nicely being workers throughout the battle in the direction of illnesses much like polio, cholera, and COVID-19, they proceed to face harassment, horrible working conditions, low pay, inflation and wage stagnation, lack of latest hiring no matter elevated need, threats as polio workers, vaccines shortages and inequality, and an absence of recognition. To this end the Behind The Masks: Pakistan episode focuses on key factors much like vaccine entry, wages and hiring, the service building, and ILO Convention 190[1], which seeks to protect people from violence and harassment at work.

As a result of the documentary was filmed, the nicely being menace allowance has been withdrawn for healthcare workers, no matter being at all times at risk, treating victims with infectious illnesses. Factors spherical wages and hiring along with the scarcity of funding for the nicely being care sector, proceed to assemble and the most recent devastating flood has created additional nicely being crises.

The floods have displaced not lower than 7.9 million people and damaged or destroyed higher than 2 million properties and 1,460 nicely being facilities wiping out a giant part of the nation’s agriculture. Frontline workers are struggling to take care of the speedy catastrophe of injured and displaced people whereas the unfold of water-borne illnesses and restricted medical supplies proceed to create further hardship. Definitely, an infinite number of Girl Effectively being Employees themselves have been affected by the flood via displacement and illness.

“Behind the Masks: Pakistan” then sheds a lightweight on the continuous protest of Pakistan’s healthcare workers to demand the resumption of the nicely being menace allowance, the service building and equally the persecution of those protesting, via arrest and utilizing energy.

Behind The Masks: Pakistan episode could be expert at: https://behindthemask.worldwide/

The documentary is produced in collaboration with Employees Education and Evaluation Group (WERO), PSI’s companion group in Pakistan that is strengthening and supporting the movement of woman nicely being workers.