Human rights are key in shaping the pandemic response, both for the public health emergency and the broader impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Human rights put people center-stage. Responses that are shaped by and respect human rights result in better outcomes in beating the pandemic, ensuring healthcare for everyone and preserving human dignity. But they also focus our attention on who is suffering most, why, and what can be done about it. They prepare the ground now for emerging from this crisis with more equitable and sustainable societies, development and peace.COVID-19 and Human Rights, United Nations, April 2020
Cycle of webinars for our member institutions from around the world, to discuss the human rights dimension of the pandemic and recovery efforts, and NHRIs’ role and experiences.
The world is living through an unprecedented health, socio-economic and human rights emergency. The human rights issues are numerous, complex and profound. Every country should place human rights at the center of its response and recovery efforts.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, members and staff of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in all regions are demonstrating the critical contributions they have in this process.
At GANHRI we will convene a cycle of webinars for our member institutions from around the world, to discuss the human rights dimension of the pandemic and recovery efforts, and NHRIs’ role and experiences.
We will facilitate exchanges on the challenges, practices and approaches that NHRIs have developed, and will engage international experts and partners to draw on their expertise.
If you are member or staff of a NHRI and interested in the GANHRI webinar cycle, please contact your GANHRI team at firstname.lastname@example.org