UN Human Rights Day, Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights, Centre for Rights Recognition and Redistribution, Department of Applied Social Studies, Community Work Ireland
This year’s global Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to
build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We can reach our common global
goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by
COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational
inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
Here in Ireland, community workers have been at the forefront of local, national and regional responses to
the pandemic. This seminar will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities that have emerged for
communities across Ireland during this period and provide a space to consider how we can look to integrate
human rights perspectives into our work as we look towards 2021.