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An Unequal Pandemic: Collaborative report on marginalised groups amidst the pandemic

13th July 2021 by Peter Koblowsky

The COVID-19 pandemic has built upon structural inequalities of our societies and eroded hard-won progress against poverty.

Communities and civil society organisations (CSOs) have been at the heart of local COVID-19 responses, generating data which could help to address pervasive gaps and bias in official statistics and data.

“An Unequal Pandemic” brings together data and insights from communities and over twenty CSOs to uncover the unequal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and spotlight community responses and resilience.

The report is a joint effort of over 20 CSOs, representing a merger of the the Leave No One Behind Partnership and the Inclusive Data Charter networks. The CSOs in this collaborative effort represent and work with diverse groups, including ethnic minorities; Dalits; indigenous peoples; internally displaced people (IDPs); lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI); migrants; older people; persons with disabilities; refugees; religious minorities; street-connected children; undocumented people; women and girls; and young people.

The Collaborative authoring the report results from many communities’ and organisations’ time and effort during an incredibly challenging period. We extend thanks to individuals, groups and communities who have generously contributed their perspectives and experiences to research that contributed to this report.

An Unequal Pandemic – Full Report

To access the report as a virtual story map, including various other features as audio and video records and translations into other languages, please visit the following website:

Discover virtual story map 

    Peter Koblowsky

    Senior Partnership Manager - Leave No One Behind

    International Civil Society Centre

    Peter joined the Centre in January 2013, back then as a trainee. He completed the traineeship in the advocacy & campaigning office of World Vision Germany. Peter now coordinates the Leave No One Behind project and contributes to the development and implementation of various other strategic formats. Before joining the Centre, Peter worked for various organisations and think tanks in the development sector, being an expert in multi-stakeholder processes. He studied at the University of Bonn and graduated with an MA in Political Science with a focus on multi-actor advocacy for climate policy.