Ethical Frameworks to COVID-19 Responses
Imperative urgent search for a cure versus regular ethical standards
As the world is responding to the global COVID-19 pandemic, quick decision-making is vital. But it can also become a challenging exercise when ethical questions and sometimes dilemmas arise in a context of emergency where human lives and human dignity are threatened. The UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) has stepped up to provide ethical frameworks to decision-makers and frontline professionals in this difficult time.
Learn Arts at Home and Participate to the #BeCreative Campaign with Videos
The digital platform #BeCreative showcases and shares short videos featuring tips or practical hands-on demonstrations of simple and basic art and creative works by Bengladeshi artists and culture professionals. Initiated to help the general public engage creatively and have access to art and artists while staying home, during the Covid-19 crisis.
Stories from the field
I miss seeing my friends and talking to them face to face and having classes together. I also miss my school routine, waking up early in the morning and worrying about the homework I didn’t do. I believe we will get through this, stay optimistic.
What future do you want after the coronavirus?
Young people will face the economic and social consequences for many years to come and have no doubt begun to develop their own thoughts about the future they want after the coronavirus fades away. To engage in a constructive reflection, UNESCO and Takhte are organizing an essay contest for children and youth entitled ‘Year 1 AC (After Coronavirus): Pan India Online Essay Contest 2020’
I know that we are all living in difficult times, but remember that after the rain, there is always a rainbow. Coronavirus might be tough, but we are tougher.
The Trio Joubran's family overcomes Covid-19 through confinement and social distancing
Samir Joubran is the founder of the famous three brothers’ band called “Le Trio Joubran ”, a talented musician and caring father whose daughter and her friend were tested positive in the city of Ramallah (Palestine).
Spotlight Initiative One-Stop Center against gender-based violence in Nigeria
During the COVID-19, several factors are lending themselves to a heightened risk of violence for women and girls. These include increased isolation due to social distancing and quarantine, a shift in priorities among frontline services including rule of law and health facilities, and a possible shift in resources for example through the repurposing of shelters for health facilities.
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