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Sep

17

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the COVID-19 Response: Applying the IASC Guidelines, Online, Sep 2020

September 17, 2020

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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EVENT DETAILS

Registration Deadline

September 17, 2020

Venue

Online

Website

https://phap.org/17sep2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously affecting the health, livelihoods, and overall wellbeing of people all over the world, persons with disabilities are disproportionately impacted. The risk factors and consequences of COVID-19 on people with disabilities are even further exacerbated in humanitarian contexts. Persons with disabilities may be at heightened risk of contracting or developing a more severe case of COVID-19 due to barriers to accessing information, preventative measures and health services, while some people may be at heightened risk due to underlying health conditions or reliance on personal assistance. Further, COVID-19 has compounded exclusion of children with disabilities from education; increased risks of violence, exploitation and abuse; and deepened other pre-existing inequalities and marginalization.

To address this situation, how can we ensure that persons with disabilities are included in all aspects of response to COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts? Join us on 17 September for a webinar, organized by ICVA and PHAP together with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Secretariat and the Reference Group on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, in which we will discuss how the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action can be implemented in the COVID-19 response. We will start with a presentation of the recent note produced by the Reference Group and endorsed by the IASC on this topic, followed by a discussion of challenges in the current response and ways to overcome them.

The webinar will share practical examples of how response to COVID-19 in humanitarian contexts has been made more inclusive of persons with disabilities, drawing on learning from the past 6+ months, to present concrete actions that humanitarian actors can take, in partnership with local organizations of persons with disabilities. The webinar aims to provide a space for learning and exchange of experience between organizations of persons with disabilities, NGOs, UN entities and other humanitarian actors.

Event time
Tuesday, 17 September 2020

Bogota: 8:00 – 9:30
New York: 9:00 – 10:30
London: 14:00 – 15:30
Geneva: 15:00 – 16:30
Amman: 16:00 – 17:30
Nairobi: 16:00 – 17:30
Bangkok: 20:00 – 21:30
Manila: 21:00 – 22:30

EVENT DETAILS

Registration Deadline

September 17, 2020

Venue

Online

Website

https://phap.org/17sep2020

ROLES