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Confronting COVID: How Civil Society is Responding Across Countries | The Rights of Persons With Disabilities
Polly Meeks, Elizabeth Lockwood, and Mohammed Ali Loutfy discuss the dire impact of the pandemic on persons with disabilities and how to effectively uphold their rights.
Paul Hunt, Chief Human Rights Commissioner for Aotearoa New Zealand, narrates how the institution faced the human rights emergency brought on by the pandemic.
Máximo Ernesto Jaramillo-Molina of Fundar, Center of Analysis and Research explains the policy responses needed to respond to the pandemic in Mexico.
Danilo Ćurčić discusses how in a country where nearly one quarter of the population is at risk of poverty, the pandemic has had devastating consequences on already marginalized communities.
Our “Confronting COVID” blog series shares experiences of partners and allies in responding to the economic fallout of the pandemic.
Joshua Castellino from Minority Rights Group discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on minorities by reinforcing inequalities, while also providing a way to shift these paradigms going forward.
The Fight for Human Rights in the Context of COVID-19: a tough ride for Brazilian civil society organizations. Guest blog by Livi Gerbase, policy advisor at the Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC).
Dejusticia's Alejandro Rodríguez Llach discusses the need for more comprehensive, rights-affirming income protections for Colombia's most vulnerable citizens, post-COVID.
Carilee Osborne and Pamela Choga of the Institute for Economic Justice discuss the South African government's inadequate response to COVID-19 and argue for a fundamental economic transformation that ensures human rights.
Alison Hosie, of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, argues for using human rights principles to shape the Scottish budgetary process, in order to "build back better."
Julieta Izcurdia of ACIJ argues for centering the rights of groups that suffer the most under COVID and for a fairer tax system in the long term.
Grazielle David, of the Fiscal Justice Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, discusses Brazilian civil society's efforts to create fiscal space for rights funding in the face of longstanding austerity and the federal government's lack of coordinated responses to the pandemic.