Tagged with Covid19.

NHRF grantee releases new report

INFORM is a leading human rights organization in Sri Lanka that is always at the forefront of the human rights struggle to promote and protect human rights in the country. Recently, the organization released a report documenting the situation for HRDs in Sri Lanka before and during the COVID-19 curfew.

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COVID-19 and labour rights in India

On 22nd May, a nationwide labour rights strike was held in India. However, the absence of media attention on the strike is a loud reminder of the condition of workers in the country. The workers are being blamed and demonised for their poverty and numbers. Branded as COVID-19 carriers, our system finds it easier to criminalise them than to address their needs.

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Mexico: Human Rights Defenders at risk during COVID-19

During May 2020, different Mexican human rights networks and organizations denounced the persistence and aggravation of threats, harassment, abuses and murders of human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists in the midst of the public health emergency caused by COVID-19.

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Pakistan: COVID-19 and the human rights crisis

The novel coronavirus has resulted in an unprecedented and multi-faceted global crisis. It has affected the health of millions of people, deprived an uncounted number of employees from their jobs, and plunged the world into a socio-economic catastrophe.

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Martin Ennals Award defenders are calling for the release of all imprisoned human rights defenders

On April 21st, finalists and laureates of the Martin Ennals Award - an international award for human rights defenders - from all over the world signed a letter demanding the release of imprisoned human rights defenders who are facing serious risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pakistan: The COVID-19 impact and response

The coronavirus pandemic has shacked the entire world. However, the impact both in terms of a health crisis and an economic fallout varies from country to country depending on fiscal health and governance systems in place. Obviously, developing countries like Pakistan are in deep crisis despite of low numbers of cases, so far.

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