25.06.2020

CREID panel on religious inequalities after COVID-19

How can we address religious inequalities in a post-COVID-19 transition? The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) tries to answer this question during an international panel on Friday, June 26th, 4 - 5.30 PM (BST).

Despite much of humanity being faced with one of its worst pandemics for over a century, COVID-19 has not been a great equaliser. Pre-existing vulnerabilities have been exposed and social, economic, gender and religious inequalities have been exacerbated. If we do not address these inequalities now, the situation could be dramatically worse for religious minorities around the world in the wake of Covid-19 and its manifold consequences. So, what can be done? Join the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) online to hear from their international panel of experts and those experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 in Iraq, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Keynote: Rehman Chishti MP, Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Chair: Mariz Tadros, CREID/Institute of Development Studies

Speakers: Ali Abbas, HIVE (Pakistan), Fatima Suleiman, Islamic Counselling Initiative of Nigeria, Salam Omer, KirkukNow (Iraq)

Discussants: Mike Battcock, DFID (UK), Marie-Juul Petersen, Danish Institute for Human Rights

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