ADVOCACY

BE AN ADVOCATE

Being an advocate can have far-reaching effects on the state of our public health, which is especially important in a time like this. Below are a list of opportunities through which you can get involved in advocacy. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Take Action: AMSA's COVID-19 Advocacy

    American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

    Take action with designated call-in scripts to urge elected officials to #GetUsPPE, condemn racist rhetoric and policies, and demand equitable access to resources to respond to COVID-19.

  • Distress Among Health Workers in COVID-19 Fight

    Article 14

    First in a three part series on how ASHAS (front line community workers) in India who normally focus on RMNCH services and data collection are taking on the Covid 19 burden of tracing, testing and monitoring over and above their existing workloads, without adequate PPE. Further marginalization of poor, low caste, female community based health workers is happening all over the country as COVID infection rates and deaths go up.

  • Elites can take care of themselves: the Rude Awakening for the political elite in low and middle-income countries 

     

    BMJ Global Health 

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequities in low-income and middle-income countries without robust universal health coverage, placing marginalised and vulnerable populations at higher risk.

  • COVID-19: a joint call to the G20 for coordination on health and the economy
    The Elders

    We are writing to call for immediate internationally coordinated action – within the next few days – to address our deepening global health and economic crises from COVID-19.

  • Promoting health equity, gender and ethnic equality, and human rights in COVID-­19 responses: Key considerations
    Pan American Health Org. (PAHO)

    Objectives: • To function as a “first port of call” for national health policy makers to support their efforts to integrate and enhance equity, gender, ethnicity and human rights considerations and approaches into measures responding to COVID-19; • To provide links to sources of related information and guidelines, where available.

  • Wear Masks Now To Crush the Curve — An Open Letter From Healthcare Workers To Patients
    MasksNow

    An open letter discussing important reasons to wear masks now. If you agree with this letter, the CDC’s mask-wearing recommendations, and the scientific data that they have aggregated in this letter, then please sign this letter.

  • Using Intersectionality to Understand Who is at Most Risk of COVID-19

    University of Melbourne 

    ‘One-size-fits-all’ won’t work for COVID-19; research and policy must include intersecting factors like gender, age, indigeneity, disability, geography, socio-economic and refugee status

  • Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study

    The Lancet Global Health

    While the COVID-19 pandemic will increase mortality due to the virus, it is also likely to increase mortality indirectly. This study estimates the additional maternal and under-5 child deaths resulting from the potential disruption of health systems and decreased access to food.​

  • Beyond COVID-19: What will be the new normal for health systems and universal health coverage?

    World Bank Blog

    The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has substantial health, social, and economic impacts in all countries, rich and poor. It is a sharp reminder that everyone, everywhere should have access to quality and affordable health services. We will be living with COVID-19 and its consequences for a long time to come.

  • Les tests de dépistage seront gratuits pour tous

    20 Minutes

    Afin de simplifier la détection du virus, le Conseil fédéral va prendre en charge les coûts de tous les tests. Cette mesure entre en vigueur jeudi.

  • Essays on Equality: Covid-19 edition

    King's College London 

     

    Our latest essay collection explores the gendered impacts of the coronavirus crisis and features contributions from GIWL researchers, leading academics, campaigners and more.

  • Will Employers provide mental health care for essential workers? 

    Quartz at Work 

    Covid-19 is exposing the inequality of mental health care access for essential workers

  • How (not) to write about global health

    BMJ Global Health 

    There has been much talk recently in BMJ Global Health, in other journals, and on social media platforms, about equity in global health research. But there has been little guidance on how to write about global health in a way that advances equity and justice. Inspired by a famous satirical article by the Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, I present some guidelines for how (not) to write about global health.1

  • Why Global Health is Missing its Moment

    Council on Foreign Relations 

    COVID-19 should be global health’s big moment: if there were ever a time for data and expertise to take the lead and inform official action, this pandemic is it. So why has leadership in the worst pandemic in a century been left to politicians and corporations?

  • ‘Inequality defines our time’: UN chief delivers hard-hitting Mandela day message

    UN News 

    Colonialism, a historic aspect of inequality, was evoked by the Secretary-General. Today’s anti-racist movement, he said, points to this historic source of inequality: “The Global North, specifically my own continent of Europe, imposed colonial rule on much of the Global South for centuries, through violence and coercion.” 

    This led to huge inequalities within and between countries, including the transatlantic slave trade and the apartheid regime in South Africa, argued Mr. Guterres, and left a legacy of economic and social injustice, hate crimes and xenophobia, the persistence of institutionalized racism, and white supremacy.

  • Commonwealth issues joint statement on the COVID-19 pandemic

    The Commonwealth

    Commonwealth leaders from all 54 member states have issued a joint statement on the COVID-19 pandemic and steps that member states are taking to fight the pandemic and to work together in support of each other and broader global efforts.

  • Vaccine group says 76 rich countries now committed to "COVAX" access plan 

    Reuters

    Seventy-six wealthy nations are now committed to joining a global COVID-19 vaccine allocation plan co-led by the World Health Organization that aims to help buy and fairly distribute the shots, the project's  co-lead said on Wednesday. 

  • Social Distancing During COVID-19: Will it Change the Indian Society?

    SAGE Journals 

    Social distancing refers to a host of public health measures aimed at reducing social interaction between people based on touch or physical proximity. This essay describes how a protracted adherence to social distancing guidelines could affect the Indian society.

  • Fear, rumours lead to hundreds of attacks on COVID-19 responders

    Thomas Reuters Foundation 

    More than 600 incidents targeting healthcare workers, patients and facilities have been recorded as coronavirus rumours run wild

  • The Ins and Outs of Mask Etiquette

    AARP 

    Wearing a mask in public may be the new normal, but it can sure lead to a variety of awkward moments — for instance, how to get across, say, that that mask needs to go over your nose, too?

  • Texas doctor, 28, dies of Covid: 'She wore the same mask for weeks, if not months'

    The Guardian 

    Adeline Fagan tested positive in early July and died in September – as US health workers lost to Covid skew younger and lack protective equipment

  • Long Term Care - The Care Economy 

    International Labour Organization 

    Due to the demographic ageing of the world’s population the number of older persons in need of LTC is expected to grow significantly in all countries. Yet the majority of countries do not provide any LTC protection

  • Global Tuberculosis Report 2020

    World Health Organization 

  • COVID-19 in perspective

    South African Journal of Surgery

    Ethics and surgery during COVID-19 pandemic: principles are no different

     

 

HEALTH EQUITY

 

GENDER EQUITY

  • Governance of the Covid-19 response: a call for more inclusive and transparent decision-making

    Commentary in BMJ Global Health
     

    From the available data on Covid-19 decision-making entities, female representation is particularly paltry. The Women in Global Health movement has already lamented the abysmally low proportion of women represented in global Covid-19 response efforts. Read to learn more about the potential issue of gender imbalance in the current Covid-19 response.

  • Men and COVID-19: Adding a Gender Lens

    Commentary in Global Public Health
     

    In this commentary, the authors point out that there are important gender determinants to both men’s and women’s vulnerabilities to COVID-19, and call on the global health community to unpack and address these early in the COVID-19 pandemic response. They point to best practices and tools from two decades of engaging men in research and programming in the sexual and reproductive health field.

  • Women Rise For All

    United Nations
     

    We are women leaders rising in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods. We call for all leaders in all countries and in all sectors to meet the human crisis of COVID-19. Stopping this pandemic and recovering from it is a shared responsibility requiring global solidarity. We must recover better. And we can, by building back better together.

  • Listen to Her

    Nandita Das
     

    This short film is a spontaneous response to the irony of “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” for millions of women in India and around the world. The film is adding its voice to a conversation that is much needed in the public space. It reminds us that speaking up is only possible when women know that there is someone listening. This pandemic has taught us that our lives are deeply intertwined, and so we must respond to the realities beyond ours. This film is supported by UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and the South Asia Foundation (Madanjeet Singh Foundation).

  • Operation 50/50

    Women in Global Health
     

    In partnership with Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security, Women in Global Health is working to change this disconnect by compiling a list of expert women who are working to strengthen global, regional, national, and local capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks.

  • Joint Statement from Women Working in Global Development on COVID-19

    Women in Global Health
     

    We are uniting to rally behind efforts to encourage global collaboration to combat COVID-19. Only by working together to promote unity, overcome global inequality, and support measures to protect public health, will we ensure that no one is left behind in our response to the pandemic. Please see our full statement below, and join us as we unite in sharing this statement of solidarity. Please share this statement across your channels. #UniteforGlobalHealthSecurity

  • Crowdsource Data on #COVID Leadership

    Women in Global Health
     

    In an effort to assess the current representation of women in leadership positions in the COVID-19 response, WGH is collecting information about the gender composition of decision-making and scientific advisory teams formed at national and global levels.

  • How are mothers and fathers balancing work and family under lockdown?

    Institute for Fiscal Studies
     

    In this report, we examine new data collected since the end of April to investigate how this crisis has affected mothers and fathers in two-parent opposite-gender families. Our survey allows up-to-date insights into the labour market shocks that parents have faced and how parents are balancing their responsibilities under lockdown. In this piece, we focus on how parents divide their time between childcare, housework and paid work, how these arrangements are changing with the lockdown, and the extent to which they vary between men and women.

  • Feminist Resources on the Pandemic

    Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP)
     

    The response to the current pandemic is in dire need of feminist perspectives. We hope you find this page to be a useful resource in staying informed and making sure that during this time, we both protect the most vulnerable and ensure that governments’ responses to this pandemic don’t trigger a roll back on human rights.

  • COVID-19: Emerging gender data and why it matters

    UN Women
     

    UN Women has been closely following the political and economic response to COVID-19 and how it is impacting women and girls. They are working with partners to bridge the gender data gap and deliver a more accurate picture of the gender dimension to the response so that it can be more effective for women and girls. As more gender data is produced and disaggregated, they will make it available on their website.

  • Five actions for gender equality in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response

    UNICEF

    Join in UNICEF's efforts to ensuring gender equality is at the heart of our COVID-19 response.

  • Menstrual Hygiene during COVID-19 in LMICs

    The Coronavirus pandemic, and the resultant restrictions on mobility and lockdowns have implications for access to safe menstrual hygiene products for millions of girls and women, especially those from low-income backgrounds. We seek to understand supply chain and other issues related to menstrual product access and hygiene, with the aim to propose solutions and advocate during this large-scale emergency. We will aggregate and share these findings with Governments, and organizations working on menstrual health and hygiene, WASH, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. 

  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

    UNFPA

    UNFPA aims to achieve three world-changing results by 2030, the deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. These are: Ending unmet need for family planning, ending gender-based violence including harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, and ending all preventable maternal deaths. COVID-19 pandemic could critically undermine progress made towards achieving these goals. 

  • Nine Things You Need to know about Periods and the Pandemic

    UNFPA x UNICEF

    This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate.

  • Gender Alert on COVID 19 in Afghanistan | Issue II: Ensuring Access to Services for Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls

    UN Women - Asia and the Pacific

    This second alert focuses on the trends and implications for the provision of services (health, police and justice, social services and coordination of these services) during the COVID-19 pandemic for women and girls who experience violence. It highlights the need to prioritize access to quality and coordinated services for survivors of violence. This alert concludes with a set of preliminary recommendations for consideration by national and international stakeholders to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls (VAWG).

  • COVID GBV Tracker

    Gender Security Project

    This form is being used to collect data that can go on to inform a comprehensive, global dataset on the prevalence, increase, and related matters concerning gender-based violence (across the spectrum) during the global lockdown toward COVID-19 containment.

  • A step towards gender equity to strengthen the pharmaceutical workforce during COVID-19
    Commentary in the Journal of Policy and Practice

    This commentary highlights the need towards gender equity and discusses the several key initiatives that are building momentum and making substantial progress towards this agenda in the pharmaceutical workforce.

  • Domestic Violence - The Shadow Pandemic of Covid19
    TowardsDataScience

    This article explores using AI technology and data analyses to find correlations between lockdowns and domestic violence.

  • Gender and COVID-19 Working Group
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    This Google Document is a collection of research, studies and other references covering the sex and gender dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The library is a public group, free for anyone in the world to join, access and add. References—articles, preprints, news articles, blog posts, magazine articles, reports, etc.—are included. The community is invited to continue posting new references as they’re published/become available even if also added to an existing compilation.

  • Gender Equity Hub

    Women in Global Health (WGH)

    The Gender Equity Hub is a Thematic Hub in the Global Health Workforce Network, co-chaired by WGH and WHO. The purpose of the Hub is to accelerate large-scale gender-transformative progress to address gender inequities and biases in the health and social workforce for the SDGs. WGH is currently looking for more people to participate and join in the Hub. If you are interested, please click the link above.

  • IPPF Support of Essential Sexual and Reproductive Health to Women and Girls in Humanitarian Settings

    International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)

    Press release by the IPPF which outlines the IPPF response to the USAID letter to the UN Secretary-General, regarding the importance of gender health equity. 

  • Where are the Women? 

    CARE International 

    The conspicuous absence of women in the COVID-19 Response Teams and Plans and why we need them. 

  • Tracking the Gender Impact of COVID-19

    Center for Global Development

    We know that gender roles will help shape adaptive responses to the pandemic, but it is unclear whether we have the necessary granular information (on regions, sectors, coverage, and severity) to design effective, gender-informed mitigation and recovery policies. To better understand what data exist, and where there are key gaps, Data2X and Open Data Watch have launched a joint, ongoing review of the principal international databases to understand how well we can track the gender impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Social Issues Campaign: How Youth Can Leverage Tech to Advocate for SRHR & Gender Equality Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
    YouthLead

  • Promoting health equity, gender and ethnic equality, and human rights in COVID-­19 responses: Key considerations
    Pan American Health Org. (PAHO)

    Objectives: • To function as a “first port of call” for national health policy makers to support their efforts to integrate and enhance equity, gender, ethnicity and human rights considerations and approaches into measures responding to COVID-19; • To provide links to sources of related information and guidelines, where available.

  • How Women are Getting Squeezed by the Pandemic

    The New York Times

    The virus has exposed gender fault lines in myriad ways. Nahla Valji, senior gender adviser at the UN, unpacks the to discuss worsening social and economic inequalities faced by women. 

  • Six concrete measures to support women and girls in all their diversity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

    UNAIDS 

    COVID-19 is not only a health issue, just as HIV never was. It impacts on a wide range of human rights, and although it affects all people, it does so unequally. Women and girls in all their diversity are experiencing the greatest impact of the crisis. COVID-19 has highlighted the stark inequalities across societies, with a lack of pandemic preparedness and fragile or non-functioning institutions posing graver impacts.

  • Female leaders during Covid-19: do women lead differently?

    IG 

    Women make up just 5% of CEOs and 7% of world leaders, yet they’ve shown success in navigating the Covid-19 crisis. Explore the attributes of female leaders and hear six stories of the pandemic-related challenges they have faced.

  • COVID-19: How The Pandemic May Increase Human Trafficking in India

    Feminism in India 

    For already vulnerable informal workers with poor wages and social security measures, sudden loss of livelihoods and incomes in turn meant more precarious lives and livelihoods than ever.

  • COVID-19: A Potential Death Sentence for Women Behind Bars in Latin America

    Washington Office in Latin America 

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious health and economic threat to communities around the world and governments should make saving lives their number one priority. However, for certain populations who are at greater risk from the disease—including those in detention centers or prisons in Latin America—much more needs to be done. Prison conditions in Latin America are alarming: there is extreme overcrowding, dilapidated infrastructure, and appallingly inadequate sanitary conditions and health care services

  • Coronavirus Coverage and the Silencing of Female Expertise

    Undark 

    With male voices dominating the pandemic narrative, female scientists are lamenting the loss of diverse perspectives.

  • Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks

    Nature

    The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 fall harder on women than on men. Governments need to gather data and target policy to keep all citizens equally safe, sheltered and secure.

  • Funding for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian programming

    United Nations Women  

     UN Women and UNFPA conducted a research study on “Funding for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls [GEEWG] in humanitarian programming”.  The study is based on global desk research and case study focus on Bangladesh, Jordan, Nigeria, and Somalia (including field visits to Somalia and Bangladesh), and ascertains existing funding flows—and the impact of any shortfall—to GEEWG in humanitarian action, including the levels of funding requested, funding received, and the consequences of the funding gap.

  • Interview with Lucina Di Meco. About the cyberbullying practices against high profile public women.

    Inter-American Task Force on Women's Leadership 

    Many women in high profile public roles, such as women politicians, human rights defenders, and journalists, are the targets of disproportionate threats, harassment, assaults, and violence that have significant gender dimensions. Today, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the profile of some women while, at the same time increasing sexist attacks, particularly on a personal level.

  • As Domestic Abuse Rises, U.K. Failings Leave Victims in Peril

    New York Times

    At least 26 women and girls have been killed during the coronavirus lockdown, and others were trapped with abusers. But pleas for emergency support have largely gone unanswered.

  • The Harmful Practice

    UNFPA 

    Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically or psychologically, or both, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

  • The Pledge to Ignite Action to Achieve 50/50 in COVID-19 Leadership 

    Women in Global Health 

    The call for action for gender parity. 

  • Gender and COVID-19 Working Group Meeting 7/15 

    Discussion of gender dimension in Canada's response, research for gender based violence in Uganda, and impact of lockdown measures on academic work. 

  • Women in power: Female leadership and public health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Some countries have been more successful than others at dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. When we explore the different policy approaches adopted as well as the underlying socio-economic factors, we note an interesting set of correlations: countries led by women leaders have fared significantly better than those led by men on a wide range of dimensions concerning the global health crisis.

  • Opinion: How to provide short- and long-term protection for women affected by COVID-19

    Devex

    The current COVID-19 outbreak continues to cripple health services worldwide. As the World Health Organization has widely publicized, an estimated shortage of 350,000 midwives globally meant midwives were already under pressure even before the pandemic kicked in. Midwives now strive to balance disease prevention with the continuation of midwife-led continuity of care for women and their babies.

  • Online Survey for Women’s Rights Practitioners in Indo-Pacific region on needs, priorities and concerns as a result of COVID-19

    Monash University 

    We have prepared this survey in order to systematically document the impacts of the COVID-19 on your work as women’s rights or women, peace and security practitioners. This information should help in a better supported, informed and more gender-responsive recovery for our region. All survey responses will be anonymous and all data protected and confidential. We intend to share the survey results with all participants as well as government and other donor organisations.

  • COVID-19 gender study gets funding boost 

    London School of Economics and Political Science 

     

    LSE researchers looking at the real-time impact of COVID-19 on women’s health, social and economic welfare are part of a global team which has been awarded a $1.6 million USD grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

    The team will provide rapid guidance and recommendations to policymakers, and others responsible for responding to the pandemic, by identifying how COVID-19 is affecting women and men differently and gaps in preparedness and response.

  • COVID-19: biological factors in men’s vulnerability

    Trends in Urology & Mens' Health 

     

    The reasons behind the disproportionately higher number of deaths among men compared with women as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may not be clear for some time. Here the authors discuss some of the potential biological explanations for why men seem to succumb more readily to the deadly effects of the virus.

  • Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’

    UN News 

    Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) said in its latest major report on the state of the world’s population. 

  • When Women take their Place as Leaders, Economies and Societies Thrive

    Global Policy 

     

    As women’s equality activists, we are often questioned: Why is this important? What difference could it possibly make? Won’t women politicians make just as much of a mess of things as men? For years, we would respond by pointing to the principles of basic rights, the fundamental values of democracy and the inherent benefits of diversity in decision-making. But the bigger business case for women’s political equality was harder to articulate because the whole picture of women’s impact on governance had not yet been painted. Until now.

  • No Country For Women: Ministry of Women's Affairs in Sri Lanka will No Longer be a Cabinet Ministry

    Bakamoono 

     

    As the dust settles from the recently concluded Parliamentary elections, the landscape that is revealed to women is even more dire than before.

  • Sex differential in COVID-19 mortality varies markedly by age

    The Lancet 

     

    The prevailing view is that although the number of male cases is not dissimilar to the number of female cases, men have about twice the risk of death from COVID-19, leading to a range of hypotheses, from lifestyles to differences in chromosomal structure

  • Achieving a Gender Transformative COVID-19 response

    Women in Global Health 

     

    Women in Global Health presents ten actions for the World Health Organizations to take during the COVID-19 pandemic to support the global community. 

  • Male researchers’ ‘vague’ language more likely to win grants

    Nature 

     

    Grant reviewers favour ‘broad’ words used more often by men, but proposals using those terms don’t produce better research.

  • The Science Behind Women Leaders’ Success In Fighting Covid-19

    Forbes

     

    Women leaders around the world have had considerably more success in slowing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and its general outcomes, and two economists based in the United Kingdom can now explain wh

  • COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

    United Nations Development Programme 

     

    The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty

  • UN Women's Executive Director Sees a Path to Gender Equality in Spite of COVID-19

    Global Citizen 

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening years of gender equality progress. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Report found that female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are on the rise. Women are also doing more unpaid labor than ever, and access to women’s health care is becoming more limited. 

  • COVID-19 Could Set Back Women’s Economic Progress for Decades

    Truthout

     

    In the midst of a public health crisis when the life-saving and sustaining work of health care, elder care and child care is most needed, it is out of reach for many. Accessing adequate care services is, to put it simply, often a matter of life and death.

  • Her Time is Now Campaign

    She Leads Healthcare 

    The Her Time is Now Campaign focuses on the intersecting relationships with three of the gatekeepers to career advancement in academic medicine identified in the Be Ethical Campaign - highlighting how structural and institutional gender bias, often combined with racial/ethnic or other types of discrimination, act synergistically to keep qualified women in medicine from achieving fair pay and being promoted to the highest levels. 

     

  • First gender parity review of psychological science shows some successes amid persistent problems

    University of Notre Dame 

    Women in the academic field of psychology are overrepresented at the undergraduate level but, ultimately, underrepresented at senior levels. Delving into existing studies on the field of psychology (and academia as a whole when psychology-specific data were lacking), the researchers note some successes like an increase in some leadership roles. However, significant problems remain, with women often receiving lower compensation at equivalent levels and experiencing ongoing sexual harassment and bullying.

     

  • From Insight to Action

    UN Women 

    This publication summarizes the data, research, and policy work produced by UN Women on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, including how it is affecting extreme poverty, employment, health, unpaid care and violence against women and girls.

     

  • Lessons never learned: Crisis and gender-based violence 

    Gender and COVID-19

    The COVID‐19 pandemic exposes underlying inequalities in our socio‐economic and health systems, such as gender‐based violence (GBV). In emergencies, particularly ones that involve quarantine, GBV often increases.

     

  • Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mini-Review

    Frontier in Global Women's Health

     

 

LGBTQIAP

  • COVID-19 LGBTIQ Global Emergency Fund

    OutRight Action International

    Spread the word! OutRight Action International has launched the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The fund will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ organizations around the world who are serving people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work to document and respond to the impacts of the crisis on LGBTIQ communities. The first disbursement of $100,000 opens for applications on April 8, 2020.

 

RACIAL & ETHNIC EQUALITY

  • 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America

    Smithsonian Magazine

    Resources from the Smithsonian that chronicle the history of of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States.

     

  • Take Action: AMSA's COVID-19 Advocacy

    American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

    Take action with designated call-in scripts to urge elected officials to #GetUsPPE, condemn racist rhetoric and policies, and demand equitable access to resources to respond to COVID-19.

  • Opinion: Turning the tide in development — an inclusive response to COVID-19

    Devex

    As media headlines became dominated with news that COVID-19 had reached Europe and North America, there were claims that it was the “great equalizer.” It was a threat that would not discriminate along the lines of historical markers of power and privilege.

    It was not long before this characterization was widely debunked. On the contrary, it is hard to recall a time when disparities in individuals’ access to health, safety, and economic security were so vivid.

  • SW Conscious Rising: Building Social Capital to Secure Our Future

    Directed by Chris Williams, MPH, part one of this documentary highlights struggles in SW DC to combat gentrification, displacement, and redevelopment. The community is fighting a once-in-a-century struggle for economic and racial justice.

  • Promoting health equity, gender and ethnic equality, and human rights in COVID-­19 responses: Key considerations
    Pan American Health Org. (PAHO)

    Objectives: • To function as a “first port of call” for national health policy makers to support their efforts to integrate and enhance equity, gender, ethnicity and human rights considerations and approaches into measures responding to COVID-19; • To provide links to sources of related information and guidelines, where available.

  • Colorizing Restorative Justice: 
    Voicing Our Realities

    Edited by Edward C. Valandra, Waŋbli Wapȟáha Hokšíla

    Foreword by Justice Robert G. Yazzie

    The eighteen essays in Colorizing Restorative Justice, by authors who are Restorative Justice practitioners and scholars, explore the issues of racism and colonization within the field of restorative justice / restorative practices. 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

 
  • Supporting Parents with Children with Disabilities

    Op-Ed Conversations

    Read about how the government can and should support parents with children with disabilities.

  • #NoBodyIsDisposable

    nobodyisdisposable.org

    We are people targeted by triage plans during the COVID-19 pandemic — people with disabilities, fat people, old people, people with HIV/AIDS or other illnesses — and our loved ones who don’t want us to die.​ We partner with social justice and civil rights organizations, as well as medical professionals to demand policies that avoid triage and avoid discrimination in triage.

 

OLDER PERSONS

  • Implications of COVID-19 for Older Persons: Responding to the Pandemic

    UN Populations Fund

    This technical brief was developed by the UNFPA Global Ageing Network to complement the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs' (UN DESA) Issue Brief: Older Persons and COVID-19, which emphasized the humanitarian imperative of addressing older persons' specific needs within preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • #NoBodyIsDisposable

    nobodyisdisposable.org

    We are people targeted by triage plans during the COVID-19 pandemic — people with disabilities, fat people, old people, people with HIV/AIDS or other illnesses — and our loved ones who don’t want us to die.​ We partner with social justice and civil rights organizations, as well as medical professionals to demand policies that avoid triage and avoid discrimination in triage.

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