This CREID event, opened by Fiona Bruce MP, UK Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, launched new research on how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted religiously marginalised groups in India and Nigeria.
Findings from this research are available in a new report and two policy briefings. These explore how the Covid-19 pandemic impacted religiously marginalised groups, already experiencing intersecting vulnerabilities, in India and Nigeria. Speakers presented findings on both the direct and indirect impacts of Covid-19 and discuss how religious inequalities intersect with other inequalities to shape how people have experienced the pandemic.
Date and time(s)
Thursday 18 November 2021
- 09:00 (USA / Washington)
- 14:00 (UK, Nigeria)
- 18:30 (India)
- Fiona Bruce MP, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
- Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Deputy Director of the Essex Human Rights Centre
- Joanna Howard, Research Fellow and Cluster Leader, Participation, Inclusion and Social Change, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
- Oluwafunmilayo Para-Mallam, Professor of Gender and Development Studies, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Nigeria
- Dauda Abubakar, University of Jos, Nigeria, and team leader for the project in the Muslim area in Jos North during the research project
- Mariz Tadros, Director of the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) and Professor of Politics and Development, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)