Join us for the GLOBAL LAUNCH of the report “TOGETHER WE CAN: The COVID-19 Impact on Stateless People & A Roadmap for Change” by the COVID-19 Emergency Statelessness Fund (CESF) Consortium.
This new report documents the many hard-hitting impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on stateless people, highlighting how statelessness continues to be a blind-spot for actors with responsibilities and obligations to respect, promote and fulfil rights. It is grounded in the experiences and expertise of CESF Consortium members in 13 countries.
The report also showcases important initiatives by stateless groups and sets out a practical 3-step roadmap for change which serves as a framework for addressing the structural discrimination and exclusion of stateless people, during times of COVID-19 and beyond. The experience of the CESF Consortium leads us to believe that together we can make the change that is needed, and indeed, together we must. Join us to learn more!
The event will focus on unpacking the findings of the report and presenting the experiences of CESF Consortium members who are working directly to address the COVID-19 impact on stateless people. Together with other invited experts, they will also share their reflections on the roadmap and discuss how this can help to shape more effective and joined-up responses by states, UN agencies, NGOs, donors, stateless activists, grassroots groups and other relevant stakeholders.
Presentations by Consortium members:
Melinda Anne Sharlini, Family Frontiers, Malaysia
Elvis Beriša, Phiren Amenca, Montenegro
Santino Severoni, Director of the Health and Migration Program (PHM), Office of the Deputy Director-General, World Health Organization
Samantha (Sam) Wolthuis, Associate Vice President of Programs, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
Monette Zard, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.