“COVID-19 is a test of societies, of governments, of communities and of individuals. It is a time for solidarity and cooperation to tackle the virus, and to mitigate the effects, often unintended, of measures designed to halt the spread of COVID-19.“

MICHELLE BACHELET
UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

We are all in this together.

Respect for human rights is fundamental to the success of the public health response and recovery from the pandemic. Join us and put human rights and solidarity at the heart of the response.

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29 July 2020
Communities all around the world are showing solidarity and compassion to help each other through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Colombia, Jeison Aristizabal, a young man with cerebral palsy, created a nonprofit that provides crucial services to young people with disabilities. Learn more…
24 July 2020
Grantees of the UN fund for torture victims assist communities during COVID-19
We highlight the work of grantees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture who continue to work tirelessly to assist victims of torture, people deprived of liberty and their families during this global health crisis. Learn more…
23 July 2020
Iraqi cartoonists take action on human rights and COVID-19
In a social media campaign, young Iraqi cartoonists highlight the human rights dimensions of the virus and draw attention to issues faced by Iraqis countrywide. Learn more…
“If all remain silent, who will know about the injustices?”
Jaqueline Mutere is a survivor of the 2007-2008 post-elections sexual violence in Kenya. She founded Grace Agenda, a support and advocacy network for survivors that continues its activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more…
17 June 2020
Communities all around the world are showing solidarity and compassion to help each other through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Argentina, volunteers are sharing a meal with those in need. It all started with a couple wondering how vulnerable or homeless people are able to face the pandemic. Learn more…
Kenyan human rights defenders show solidarity with vulnerable communities during COVID-19
The efforts of individuals and groups of human rights defenders in Kenya are spinning the wheel towards a path that denounces individualism but favours collective efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. Learn more…
2 June 2020
“It’s good to remind people of the human face of an organization.”
The Hungarian Helsinki Committee has shifted its focus from legal assistance to providing assistance and funds for those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more…

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