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COVID-19: Intersectional Lessons

Blogpost on COVID-19 and intersectional lessons by Professor Gerard Quinn, Raoul Wallenberg Chair of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. A quick search for ‘intersectionality’ on Google reveals over 13 million results! As a concept it remains wooly and purely suggestive. Unfortunately, it takes a tragedy like Covid-19 to bring clarity to ideas and hopefully, over…

a farmer working in the field

COVID-19: Rights and Resilience in Our Food Systems

Amanda Lyons, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School, writes on the widespread disruptions to our food systems and the human-rights implications. COVID-19 is a wakeup call for food systems that must be heeded. IPES-Food Many of us have seen dramatic changes in our food habits: where and…

COVID-19: Gender And Access To Human Rights

Sebnem Kenis, Senior Policy Advisor (Gender and Human Rights), Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) & Policy Leader Fellow, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (EUI) The Covid-19 crisis affects people differently due to already existing structural inequalities, power asymmetries, and cultural and social norms within our societies. “We are all in this together” is not…