Beyond equality: How should we aid survivors of genocide?

Ewelina Ochab makes the case for why sometimes equality is not sufficient. The survivors of genocide require priority. The concept of human dignity can be a guideline in the application of equality or equity based intervention, and leads to emphasising prevention over subsequent humanitarian aid.

This talk was presented on 1st June 2019 at TEDxGoodenoughCollege – eQuality.

Ewelina U. Ochab is a legal researcher, human rights advocate and author.  She was a member of the Inaugural Class of the ICLRS Young Scholars Fellowship on Religion and the Rule of Law, which took place in summer 2018 in Oxford. Ochab works on the topic of persecution of minorities around the world, with major projects including Daesh genocide in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram atrocities in West Africa, and religious minorities in South Asia. Ochab has written over 30 UN reports (including Universal Periodic Review reports) and has made oral and written submissions at the Human Rights Council sessions and the UN Forum on Minority Issues. She has been published in Forbes, the Huffington Post, Oxford Human Rights Hub and many more. Ochab is currently working on her PhD in International Law, Human Rights and Medical Ethics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at