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COVID-19: The Right to Public Information

COVID-19: The Right to Public Information is Also a Language Issue Blogpost written by Adjunct Prof. Tove H. Malloy, PhD, Department of European and International Law at Europa-Universität Flensburg  Governments across the globe are issuing public statements on a daily, if not hourly, basis about how to combat the spread of the Corona virus. People are expected to understand what…

COVID-19: Is It Gender-Blind? Shall The Response Be Gender-Blind Too?

Blogpost on COVID-19 and gender equality by Olga Bezbozhha, Programme Officer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute The provisional analysis of a sex-disaggregated COVID-19 cases indicates that the virus is as widespread amongst women (47%), as amongst men (52%) [Women Count Data]. “The virus does not discriminate!”, as many would say and write on this topic.…

COVID-19: Biodiversity and Climate Crises Need Human Rights Solutions

Biodiversity, climate and COVID-19 crises need coupled human rights solutions, by Claudia Ituarte-Lima , Affiliated Senior Researcher at RWI. The impacts of COVID-19 and nature crises are interconnected. Only concerted multilateral action and solidarity in line with human rights, will enable us to address these unprecedented challenges and to become more resilient for the benefit…

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COVID-19: Challenges Us to Address Societal Inequalities

Beyond Medicine: COVID-19 Challenges Us to Address Societal Inequalities by Martha F. Davis, Affiliated Professor Crises have a way of laying bare our society’s deep economic inequalities, as well as the underlying human rights violations that we regularly live with and tacitly accept.  Sometimes, crises force us to make progress in addressing those inequalities.  For example, in the United States,…