Resource Themes COVID-19

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Statement on the Human Rights Obligation to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

March 2021

IWRAW Asia Pacific, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, and the Sexual Rights Initiative delivered an Item 3 General Debate statement on the human rights obligation to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly to highlight civil society perspectives from the Global South at the 46th session of the Human Rights Council. Duration: […]

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#GSWF2020 Threads

December 2020

The Global South Women’s Forum went virtual in 2020, taking on macroeconomics with Global South feminist voices from around the world. This Twitter Moment shares links to the videos along with IWRAW Asia Pacific’s threads on the sessions.

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Disrupting the Global Food Systems towards Advancing Gender Equality, Human Rights and International Solidarity: The Case of South Africa, Brazil, China and Mexico

December 2020

COVID-19 has undermined food security both directly, by disrupting food systems, and indirectly, through the impacts of lockdowns on household incomes and physical access to food. Furthermore, COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic could undermine food production, processing and marketing, but the most concerning impacts are on the demand side – economic and physical access […]

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COVID, Hunger and Creative Approaches to Food Security: Women’s Exchange across Region and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

December 2020

This session held at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents a field visit to a collective of women farmers called the Uva-Wellasa Women’s Federation, housed in the primarily Sinhala-speaking southwestern district of Monaragala, which is also one of the poorest districts in Sri Lanka. The field visit involves members of various collective food production initiatives […]

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Imagining Feminist Futures After COVID-19: An Interactive Virtual Workshop

December 2020

This workshop delivered at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 uses an adapted version of the methodology designed for Imagining Feminist Futures After COVID-19, a project coordinated by IWDA with support from a steering group of actors across the feminist movement, including Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, IT for Change, Gender at Work and Oxfam International. Duration: […]

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Applying a Feminist Macroeconomics Lens to COVID-19 Regulations: A Preview of IWRAW AP’s GEM Toolkit

December 2020

An introduction to IWRAW Asia Pacific’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Toolkit. This session at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 aimed to help participants to critically think about the effects of national macroeconomic policies on women and girls’ access, exercise and enjoyment of human rights, and to create space for exchanging ideas on gender-responsive COVID-19 macroeconomic […]

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Essential Labour: Reflections from Fearless Collective’s Work with Muslim and Dalit Wastepickers in Delhi

December 2020

Fearless Collective shares their work in Delhi, reflecting on the conversations they had with a community of Muslim and Dalit wastepickers – what is considered essential to them? How do they see their lives and their work in the context of the city and the pandemic? Duration: 1:34:08 Subtitles: None

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Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Women’s Right to Access Justice

November 2020

This paper aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted justice systems around the world, with a focus on access to justice for women on issues related to gender-based violence and rights in the family. It forms part of a broader inquiry into the gaps in rights protection being experienced by women at […]

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Collective NGO Statement to the 77th CEDAW Session

October 2020

This statement was delivered to the 77th CEDAW session on 28 October 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement, in English and Spanish, was compiled from information shared by 27 national, regional and international women’s rights defenders, organisations and coalitions whose participation in the session was limited due to the postponement of […]

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Joint Civil Society Letter on 2021 UN Treaty Body Reviews in the COVID-19 Context

October 2020

Signed by over 500 NGOs from around the world, this letter calls attention to the pandemic’s disruption of the work of the Treaty Bodies, urges them and their Secretariats to schedule State reviews no later than 2021, and OHCHR to prioritise resources and tools for this. Click here to download the letter in Microsoft Word […]

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