May 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm    |    Virtual Event via Zoom

Although cases of COVID-19 have not yet exploded in global south countries, millions of people have been affected by lockdown measures, repressive governments taking advantage of the crisis, and the global economic fallout.  Most people in global south countries depend on daily participation in the informal economy to survive.  Lockdown measures and imposition of physical distancing have extreme consequences on the lives of the most marginalized. In this panel, human rights practitioners from Haiti, India, and South Africa will discuss the devastating consequences of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to the pandemic.  They will discuss the rise in forced evictions, increased hunger and malnutrition, and the challenges that countries with weak health infrastructures face. Further, panelists will present mitigation strategies to address COVID-19 tailored to local contexts that may be more sustainable and effective. Informed by the grassroots leadership of communities, the panelists will share experiences that the rest of us—both North and South—should learn from.

Please join the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Robert and Helen Bernstein Institute for Human Rights for a discussion led by

Sukti DhitalSukti Dhital, Executive Director, Robert and Helen Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, in conversation with:




Jayshree SatputeJayshree Satpute, Human Rights Lawyer and Cofounder, Nazdeek,





Paul Christian NamphyPaul Christian Namphy, National Coordinator for Infectious Disease, DINEPA (Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’Assainissement), and




Tiffany EbrahimTiffany Ebrahim, Researcher, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa.





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