This article presents key findings and recommendations from a global consultation held online in early April 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on local peacebuilding. Over 400 peacebuilders in more than 60 countries participated in the debate.
Covid-19 has profoundly disrupted how we conduct human rights work. Advocates around the world are adapting to new challenges brought on by lockdowns, including needing to balance responding to new and exacerbated human rights concerns, increased personal and family responsibilities, and the challenges of remote working. Further, many traditional strategies for resilience and wellbeing such as maintaining strong social bonds and organic peer support networks, are being tested as we remain physically apart. This webinar discussion navigates mental health concerns during COVID-19, and strategies for individual, organizational, and movement-wide wellbeing; with Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm (WITNESS), Yara Sallam (Egyptian Feminist & Human Rights Advocate); Douglas Mawadri (Associates for Health Rights Uganda), Margaret Satterthwaite (NYU); moderated by Anjli Parrin (Columbia). (https://www.hrresilience.org/tools--trainings.html)
This page from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress contains fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.
Select resources from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies affiliates, partner organizations and other related health organizations.
This brief guide outlines basic recommendations for ways we can take care of ourselves and our households during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guide is divided into two parts:
PART I: Empowering readers to build a specific, achievable, and manageable plan of action to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Surviving during this time requires each of us to fully account for our physical, psychological6, and social needs and making any necessary adjustments to ensure these needs are met. This includes a general review of what we know of COVID so far, the potential psychological impact(s) of isolation from society, and ways to cope with a positive COVID diagnosis.
Part II: Inspiring readers to create transformative, exciting, and fulfilling opportunities to thrive during COVID-19. We must remember that life is not meant to be endured, it is meant to be an exciting discovery of the many wonders of the world around us and the many wonders within ourselves. This includes suggestions of how we can take care of ourselves, our households, and our communities during COVID.