GC Human Rights Preparedness

Sunlight Is the Best Disinfectant: Press Freedom, Pandemics and Why Journalism Is in Dire Need of Support

Neither sunlight nor disinfectant will cure COVID-19 (even if Donald Trump seems to think the opposite).

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Rights of LGBTIQ+ Persons in Africa During COVID-19

Since the new wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in December 2019, many states around the world have taken drastic steps including lockdowns and quarantine to ensure minimal spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 Opportunities for Asian Inter- and Intra-Regional Integration

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings that countries are struggling to overcome.

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Coming Home to Human Rights

You might be familiar with the old proverb about the butterfly effect. It’s the idea that tiny, unstoppable actions, like a butterfly flapping its wings, can cause a chain reaction in places on the other side of the world.

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A post-pandemic era: Human Rights challenges for a ‘new normal’

A global pandemic such as the one we are experiencing is one of those disruptive events that can generate momentum to revisit some of our basic assumptions and to delineate creative ways to shape the future(s).

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The Video of Their Crimes: Protecting the Right to Record

The world is presently grappling with a pandemic that has restricted global travel. Now more than ever, as a human rights community, we are having to extensively rely on the capabilities of citizens to document the atrocities happening in their community to enable us to rise up in solidarity and demand justice.

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Predicting Preparedness Through the 2019 Global Health Index: Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Preparedness means more than being good at planning or having processes in place. It also means being good at predictions.

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