Open COVID Pledge: Removing Obstacles to Sharing IP in the Fight Against COVID-19
Creative Commons has joined forces with other legal experts and leading scientists to offer a simple way for universities, companies, and other holders of intellectual property rights to support the development of medicines, test kits, vaccines, and other scientific discoveries related to COVID-19 for the duration of the pandemic. The Open COVID Pledge grants the public free, temporary access to IP rights in support of solving the COVID-19 crisis, removing unnecessary obstacles to dissemination of the knowledge and inventions that could save lives and limit suffering.
Read more here: https://creativecommons.org/2020/04/07/open-covid-pledge-removing-obstacles-to-sharing-ip-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR3IS8ND0nMW30Q88xcrIE_laOWNY7ofG_FJOFF5qDdfIBwEbBHg-_QCUkQ
John Hopkins: La red de comunicación COVID-19 [spanish]
La red de comunicación COVID-19 es un sitio confiable para el cambio social y de comportamiento (SBC) profesionales, y otros respondedores necesitados, para acceder y compartir materiales de comunicación de alta calidad, herramientas y recursos de socios globales para abordar la pandemia de COVID-19 / Coronavirus.
Access here: https://covid19communicationnetwork.org/?lang=es
WHO, IFRCA, WHO and UNICEF: Guide to Preventing and Addressing Social Stigma [eng]
Social stigma in the context of health is the negative association between a person or group of people who share certain characteristics and a specific disease. In an outbreak, this may mean people are labeled, stereotyped, discriminated against, treated separately, and/or experience loss of status because of a perceived link with a disease. The current COVID-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus.
This checklist put together by the WHO, IFRCm UNICEF and WHO contains recommendations from the John Hopkins Center and gives in 5 pages a handy overview over the issue.
(Re)producing cultural narratives on women in public affairs programmes in Uganda
The article by Emily Comfort Maractho looks at how women’s visibility and voice remain limited in public affairs programming in Uganda. The article examines how mass media reproduce cultural narratives that affect women in Uganda. It is part of a larger study on representation, interaction and engagement of women and broadcast media in Uganda. Ugandan women have made tremendous strides in public life, and hold strategic positions in politics and policy-making. This increased participation in public life is attributed to Uganda’s focused pro-women constitution and affirmative action policy. In spite of this progress, women’s visibility and voice remain limited in public affairs programming in Uganda.
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