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Panel Discussion on Legal, Social & Medical Aspects of Vaccine Hesitancy in COVID-19 Pandemic

About CNLU

Chanakya National Law University [CNLU] is an autonomous law school in Patna, Bihar, India. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Bihar as a public university dedicated to the field of Legal Education.

About the Child Rights Centre

The Child Rights Centre (CRC) is a specialized research Centre of Chanakya National Law University, Patna. The Centre was established with a mission to improve access to justice for children and promote research, advanced learning and advocacy to strengthen child rights laws, policies and practices in Bihar. Child Rights Centre is established & running with technical support of UNICEF for effective implementation of children’s laws in Bihar.

About Purpose

The Purpose is a global social impact agency and organization that builds and supports movements that are engaged in the fight for an open, just, and habitable world. We have been working in India since 2015, across 6 states and our campaigns have collectively reached over 250 million people in 12 languages. We’ve worked on COVID19 misinformation related campaigns with UNSG and have mobilised new audiences for issues like biodiversity, public transport, and renewable energy using the lenses of faith, creativity, gender empowerment and livelihoods.

In Bihar, we've worked across women's health issues & climate change in 18 districts. Here is a video on the Swasth Mahila Swasth Bihar campaign.

About the Event

Hope you are keeping well and safe. This is in respect to organising a webinar with the Child rights centre at CNLU on Covid vaccine hesitancy and miscommunication and prioritising women's health with dignity and care in the pandemic. As you already know and might have heard of a lot of miscommunication and mistrust around covid vaccination and by this webinar, we are hoping to break the myths and misconceptions. It would be really helpful if CNLU would co-host the webinar with us.

With the United Nations, the Purpose is building a global communications campaign, Verified, a movement that aims to end the COVID-19 pandemic by empowering people around the world with science-based information, countering misinformation and building momentum for a global response that leaves no one behind.

In India, we have identified five key workstreams across three thematics: public health communication; COVID-19 misinformation; and national solidarity & learning. Initially, we are focussing on Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Bihar as geographies.

Programme Schedule

Session name: Legal, Social & Medical Aspects to tackle misinformation and vaccine hesitancy in COVID-19 pandemic

Session Flow

  • Special Remarks - Hon'ble Justice Mridula Mishra, Vice-Chancellor, CNLU, Patna [Time- 2:35 PM to 2:45 PM]

  • Vaccine development: Insights on trials, safety & efficacy of vaccine- vaccine confidence and efficacy - Dr E Venkata Rao, Professor, Department of Community Medicine at IMS & SUM Hospital, S 'O' A [Time- 2:45 PM to 2:55 PM]

  • Restoration & prioritisation of women’s dignity & care in COVID-19 & vaccine confidence - Anushree Jairath, Program Coordinator, Gender Justice, Oxfam India [Time- 2:55 PM to 03:05 PM]

  • Combating vaccine hesitancy, misinformation & mistrust in the health system - Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Associate Professor, AIIMS, Patna [Time- 3:05 PM to 3:15 PM ]

  • Legal aspects of misinformation, data privacy, the digital divide in COVID-19 pandemic - Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation [Time- 3:15 PM to 3:25 PM]

  • Interactive Session - Q&A with students, faculty & panel experts [Time- 3:25 PM to 3 :55 PM]

  • Closing Remarks - Dr Vijay Kumar Vimal, Assistant Professor, CNLU, Patna [Time- 3:55 PM to 4:00 PM]

Joining Link

Zoom Invite: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 962 0733 8123

Passcode: 195961

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