Gender, Human Rights, and Social Work: Insights for Practice in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 21, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Organizer

Anindita Dasgupta


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About the Event

Moderated by SIG associate research scientist Anindita Dasgupta (bio), the panel will feature three speakers who are human rights advocates talking about what it has been like to do human rights advocacy work at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Tamar Ivaniadze, Co-founder and Chairperson of Initiative for Social Changes, a leading non-profit organization in Georgia fighting to protect the human rights of children, youth, and women.
  • Francis Bichnord Asong, Executive Director of VOICE Ghana, an NGO that promotes access to quality education for children with disabilities and work as a capacity building organization for all disability self-help groups and disabled people’s organizations at the grassroots level in Ghana.
  • Samuel Matsikure, Programmes Manager of GALZ, a 30-year-old community-based association that aims to represent, protect and promote the rights of LGBTI people in Zimbabwe. Matsikure has played a leading role in the organization for the last 18 years and has been a member for the last 28 years.

All three panelists are current or past participants in the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights.