(COVID-19 and Its Impact on Human Rights for Vulnerable People in Indonesia)
SCORP CIMSA FK UIN SH & CIMSA-BEM KM FK UNAND
WHO has announced that the COVID-19 virus outbreak had become a global pandemic after some countries worldwide took steps to implement lockdowns and 'stay at home' orders. COVID-19 affects all aspects includes health workers, patients with COVID-19, and also people with disabilities.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people are at worst ignored, and at worst, they can be thrown away. Due to deep-rooted abilities, society tends to assume that everyone is capable, thus marginalizing anyone who is not. It is essential to realize that the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures implemented to limit the spread of the pandemic have changes to human rights, including the rights of persons with disabilities.
SCORP CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand and SCORP CIMSA FK UIN SH held an activity entitled CONSTANTINE (COVID-19 and Its Impact on Human Rights Vulnerable People in Indonesia), in the form of a campaign to commemorate Human Rights Day, which is celebrated every December 10. Through this activity, we want to understand the public regarding the impact of COVID-19 on life and health rights against vulnerable people, especially health workers, patients with COVID-19, and persons with disabilities.
This activity was a series of events, including training of 38 members of SCORP CIMSA-BEM KM FK Unand and SCORP CIMSA FK UIN SH, an air campaign, and public webinars to more than 300 participants through Zoom Cloud Meetings.
The first was training delivered by HRT to SCORP members with the theme "COVID-19 Impact on Human Rights” and “Ableism," which was held on December 17, 2020.
The second was the Webinar series. The 1st webinar held on December 12–13th 2020, has been written in the previous post. Meanwhile, the 2nd webinar was held on December 20, 2020, with speakers from Perkumpulan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia (PPDI), Drs. Gufroni Sakaril, M.M. Talking about disabilities and the Sasana Inklusi & Gerakan Advokasi Difabel Indonesia (SIGAB), Dr. (cand) Suharto, S.S., M.A. Meanwhile, the moderator from the alumni of SCORP CIMSA FK Unand, dr. Dian Pratiwi Bernama.
The third was an air campaign series. The last series of CONSTANTINE's air campaign was conducted through Instagram TV. In the form of an 8-minute video with the theme "Rights of Persons with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic," the campaign was released on December 27, 2020.
Hopefully, this activity will indeed provide benefits and useful knowledge for all participants.