HLPF Side Event: Unequal Pandemic

Event Date: 2021-07-13 to 2021-07-13

Event Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

HLPF Side Event: Unequal Pandemic

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK and join us to launch The Unequal Pandemic – a new flagship report that brings together data and insights from communities and over twenty CSOs to uncover the unequal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and spotlight community responses and resilience. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has built upon structural inequalities of our societies and eroded hard-won progress against poverty. Communities and civil society organisations (CSOs) have been at the heart of local COVID-19 responses, generating data which could help to address pervasive gaps and bias in official statistics and data.

The event will prominently feature the perspectives of the communities most affected by the pandemic, alongside leaders from civil society and government. We will discuss the need for increased and meaningful collaboration between communities, CSOs and governments on the production and use of data, and launch our six calls to action.

The event offers simultaneous interpretation from English to French, Spanish, International Sign Language and live English captioning.

The Civil Society Collaborative on Inclusive COVID-19 Data is hosting the event. The Collaborative harnesses the potential of data generated by communities and civil society organisations (CSOs) to create a holistic understanding of how people who have been marginalised have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, their responses and resilience. The Collaborative has emerged of the two networks of the Leave No One Behind Partnership, hosted by the International Civil Society Centre, and the Inclusive Data Charter, hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

Over 20 CSOs are engaged with the Collaborative, representing and working with diverse groups, including ethnic minorities; Dalits; indigenous peoples; internally displaced people (IDPs); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI); migrants; older people; persons with disabilities; refugees; religious minorities; street-connected children; undocumented people; women and girls; and young people.

The Collaborative results from many communities’ and organisations’ time and effort during an incredibly challenging period. We extend thanks to individuals, groups and communities who have generously contributed their perspectives and experiences to research that contributed to this report.

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