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dc.contributor.authorHoward, Joanna
dc.identifier.citationHoward, J. (2021) Vulnerability and Poverty During Covid-19: Religious Minorities in India, Policy Briefing 7, Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/CREID.2021.014en
dc.description.abstractThe Covid-19 pandemic has had direct and indirect effects on religiously marginalised groups, exacerbating existing inequities and undermining the ambitions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reach (and include) those ‘furthest behind’. Religious inequalities intersect with other inequalities to compound vulnerabilities, particularly the convergence of low socioeconomic status, gender inequality, and location-specific discrimination and insecurity, to shape how people are experiencing the pandemic. This policy briefing, written by Dr Joanna Howard (IDS) and a co-author (who must remain anonymous for reasons of personal security), draws on research with religious minorities living in urban slums in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states in India. Findings show that religiously motivated discrimination reduced their access to employment and statutory services during the pandemic. Harassment and violence experienced by Muslims worsened; and loss of livelihoods, distress, and despair were also acutely experienced by dalit Hindus. Government response and protection towards lower caste and religious minorities has been insufficient.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCREID Policy Briefing;7
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
dc.titleVulnerability and Poverty During Covid-19: Religious Minorities in Indiaen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holder© Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamPower and Popular Politicsen
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCoalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID)en

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