Covid-19 has profoundly disrupted how we conduct human rights work. Advocates around the world are adapting to new challenges brought on by lockdowns, including needing to balance responding to new and exacerbated human rights concerns, increased personal and family responsibilities, and the challenges of remote working. Further, many traditional strategies for resilience and wellbeing such as maintaining strong social bonds and organic peer support networks, are being tested as we remain physically apart. Join us for a discussion on navigating mental health concerns during Covid-19, and strategies for individual, organizational, and movement-wide wellbeing; with Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm (WITNESS), Yara Sallam (Egyptian Feminist & Human Rights Advocate); Douglas Mawadri (Associates for Health Rights Uganda), Margaret Satterthwaite (NYU); moderated by Anjli Parrin (Columbia).

About the Series

The impacts of the novel coronavirus are being felt across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing, and family life. Existing inequalities are more visible than ever, with the burdens of the crisis falling on some much more than others. Some governments are exploiting the crisis to crackdown on civil liberties. This series brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss the threats we face, and how we might respond.

The series is organized by the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, and Just Security.

Free and open to the public. Join events via *NEW* Zoom here (password: 200022). Other options available below.

Event Series Co-Sponsors 

  • Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Center for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy
  • Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
  • Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute
  • Human Rights Center, University of Dayton
  • Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program of Harvard Law School
  • Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • International Commission of Jurists
  • International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
  • International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley
  • Open Society Justice Initiative
  • Opinio Juris
  • Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern Law School
  • Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  • Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah

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