COVID-19's Impact on Health, Housing, Water, and Sanitation: Socioeconomic Rights in Crisis

April 07, 2020

The pandemic spotlights and exacerbates socioeconomic inequalities caused by decades of neoliberal policies and failures to invest in social infrastructure. The basic rights to health, housing, and water and sanitation are at risk for millions of people around the world. How can human rights-based approaches ground an effective response to the pandemic now, and build a better world afterwards? Join us for a talk with UN Special Rapporteur on Housing Leilani Farha, community advocate Catherine Flowers (Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice), and activist and epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves (Yale); moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow (Duke).

Originally recorded on April 7, 2020.

This event is part of a virtual event series titled "COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic." For information about other similar events and the series in general, visit https://tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries.

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.

Join future events via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/COVID19Justice