Inequality and Vulnerability in Crisis

With Glorene Das / Tenaganita (Malaysia), Colin Gonsalves (India) & Manfred Nowak / Global Campus for Human Rights (Austria) 

Around the world, states and organizations are struggling to control the outbreak of COVID-19. The directives from WHO declares that we should constantly wash our hands, keep good hygiene, and stay inside to protect others. But how does this affect the part of the population without access to basic hygiene articles, running water or a home to take refuge in when quarantine rules are applied. Like most crises, COVID-19 takes extraordinarily high demands on those already exposed in society. How can we turn this crisis into an opportunity to strengthen human rights and more just societies?

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About the series, "Inspiring Change in Times of Crisis: Conversations That Matter With Right Livelihood Laureates". The Right Livelihood Foundation and Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz are organizing a number of online conversations this spring and summer. Right Livelihood Award laureates are among those who have implemented large-scale solutions to the root causes of global problems. Now, and in the years immediately ahead, we have an unprecedented opportunity to amplify these ecological and social solutions, frameworks, policies, and social movements. Watch this space for announcements of future sessions, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 8:00am

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