‘Safeguarding’ By Whom and For Whom? Working in Difficult Contexts in the era of COVID-19 (webinar) – SOAS University of London

In the context of the COVID-19 response, this webinar explores the following questions:

  • What does ‘safeguarding’ pertain to, whose responsibility should be to define ‘vulnerable’ groups or groups ‘at risk’ and what ethical considerations need to be given when transposing these expectations to LMICs in view of communities’ socio-cultural, political and historical particularities?
  • How might researchers working internationally protect children and other potentially vulnerable groups that may be susceptible to exploitation or abuse in the contexts they work in and in ways that consider the diverse conditions, regulatory frameworks and cultural standards of the societies they work in? What should be the involvement of regulatory bodies and research partners in these countries in the process of identifying appropriate strategies?
  • How have government responses concerning SARS-Cov-2 (Coronavirus, Covid-19) affected different groups in local societies and what additional considerations might researchers need to take in response to the current crisis and the challenges it poses?