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Organized By : FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

On September 28, 2020, leading scholars and activists will discuss the additional challenges and risks Romani people are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic during a webinar, “Responses to COVID-19 at Local, National, and International Levels.”

This event is the third in the four-part webinar series, “Romani People During Pandemics.” The webinar series aims to:

  • Discuss past and present patterns of fearing or blaming Roma during pandemics and place these patterns in the broader history of scapegoating in times of crisis.
  • Draw attention to various responses chosen by state representatives and their rationale. We will discuss discriminatory measures by local or state institutions who imposed Roma-only, disproportionate, or militarized measures in Romani neighborhoods or towns.
  • Focus on effective responses implemented at local, national, or international levels by state and non-state actors to protect Romani people, their health and well-being in times of pandemic and outside of them.

This webinar series is being organized by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, the Romani Studies Program of the Central European University, the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN), and Cornell University.

Check this page for updates on speakers and how to view the webinar.


Online

Organized By : Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

This year the international community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the United Nations as well as the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect at the 2005 World Summit. While these coinciding anniversaries deserve to be widely celebrated, they also come at a turbulent and unprecedented time. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need for solutions that embrace multilateralism, defend global norms and standards, and uphold international law.

This virtual event, co-hosted by the governments of Costa Rica, Denmark and Qatar, offers Member States the unique opportunity to reaffirm the global commitment to protect vulnerable populations, to take stock of past efforts and best practices with regard to the prevention of atrocities, and to devise effective strategies for ‘Building Back Better’ after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement on the 15th Anniversary of R2P

-United Nations Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. António Guterres (video message)

Opening statements:

-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar,

-H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al- Thani

-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica, H.E. Mr. Rodolfo Solano Quirós

-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Jeppe Kofod

For more information about the event and to register, please contact Ms. Juliette Paauwe at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at jpaauwe@globalr2p.org.


Online

The West Africa Responsibility to Protect Coalition (WAC-R2P) and End Slavery International, UK are organizing a session entitled "Exploring modern-day slavery in Post Covid-19 era: What Should Africa worry about?" on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 15:15-16:30 GMT. 

Join the conversation with speakers Wale Adeboye, PhD., Founder, West Africa Responsibility to Protect Coalition and Teddy Kaberuka, Co-founder, M4Progress International! 

Zoom meeting information: 

Meeting ID: 715 602 8484

Passcode: 4z51ZM 


Online

Organized By : Global Justice Center

The Global Justice Center is delighted to invite you to 'The Virtual Global Justice Awards: Our Feminist Future'

The interactive and inspiring evening will include an awards presentation, speakers and interviews, and entertainment. Attendees will include our supporters, partner organizations and allies - the entire GJC community. The free, virtual format is open to all. 

Register here


Online

Organized By : FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health

On September 14, 2020, leading scholars and activists will discuss the additional challenges and risks Romani people are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic during a webinar, “Structural Inequalities as Risk Factors during Pandemic.”

This event is the third in the four-part webinar series, “Romani People During Pandemics.” The webinar series aims to:

  • Discuss past and present patterns of fearing or blaming Roma during pandemics and place these patterns in the broader history of scapegoating in times of crisis.
  • Draw attention to various responses chosen by state representatives and their rationale. We will discuss discriminatory measures by local or state institutions who imposed Roma-only, disproportionate, or militarized measures in Romani neighborhoods or towns.
  • Focus on effective responses implemented at local, national, or international levels by state and non-state actors to protect Romani people, their health and well-being in times of pandemic and outside of them.

This webinar series is being organized by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, the Romani Studies Program of the Central European University, the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN), and Cornell University.

Check this page for updates on speakers and how to view the webinar.