WBU Webinar on Inequalities Highlighted by COVID-19

WBU Webinar on Inequalities Highlighted by COVID-19

Date: September 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 EST (13:00 UTC)

Location: Online Zoom Webinar


The World Blind Union (WBU) has documented a comprehensive report examining the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some deep structural inequalities in society, and more so, how they play out when crisis strikes. Data gathered from the study is evidencing that persons with disabilities, older persons, and persons from lower socioeconomic status backgrounds are among those hardest hit by the pandemic. While this report puts a spotlight on the voices of blind and partially sighted persons, many of the experiences shared strongly resonate with numerous other studies that are also highlighting how marginalised groups have been affected by this crisis. Through this report, WBU hopes to raise awareness on the specifics of what those challenges have meant in reality for its constituents, as well as shed light on what have been effective resilience strategies for them. The study was made possible with the support of CBM Global.

This webinar will share the findings of the study and best practices based on the report.