The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Therefore, the Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related relevant news and information.
- WHO: Daily Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports
The daily situation reports are based on data as received by WHO from national authorities and give at a glance an overview of the worldwide evolution of the pandemic. Source: WHO
- Policy Brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women
The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic.
Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.
This policy brief by the UN Secretary-General explores how women and girls’ lives are changing in the face of COVID-19, and outlines suggested priority measures to accompany both the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts. Source: UN Women
- Pandemics result from destruction of nature
Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades. Source: The Guardian, WWF
- OECD Economic Outlook in times of crisis and key impacts
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the most severe recession in nearly a century and is causing enormous damage to people’s health, jobs and well-being, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. Source: OECD
- The impact of COVID-19 on regional and local governments: governance, finance and recovery plans
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the OECD are conducting this joint consultation to gather the views of local and regional government representatives on the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Committee of the Regions, OECD
- COVID-19 Exchange Platform and Action Plan
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally. Regional and local leaders are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic. They urgently need better coordination among all levels of governance; better provision of essential equipment; quick and easy-to-use financial support to address the immediate needs and pragmatic solutions to adapt to the local and regional requirements. In this extraordinary circumstances, the Committee of the Regions, as the interface and reference point between the European Union and its local and regional governments, endorsed a plan to assist, inform, engage and represent regions and cities across Europe Source: Committee of the Regions
- Baltimore: Fighting Covid-19, Joblessness and Inequity with One Innovative Project
The city of Baltimore is launching an urgent and innovative effort to tackle the multipronged crises of public health, unemployment and persistent inequity, partnering with The Rockefeller Foundation to create and test-drive a contact tracing model that could be adopted in cities throughout the country. Source: Rockefeller Foundation
- Coronavirus Rattles Barrio 18 Structure in Guatemala
Police in Guatemala say the economic pressures stemming from the coronavirus lockdown are exacerbating internal divisions within the Barrio 18 street gang, a symptom of the structural weaknesses that have long affected the group. Source: InSightCrime
- Changes in online gambling during the COVID-19 pandemic
This paper examines changes in online gambling behaviour in April 2020 and compares the results with those of March 2020. This comparison was based on identical surveys undertaken a month apart which asked about online gambling participation. Source: Australian Institute for Criminology
- #CovidCrimeWatch – n°12 and overview of the highlighted topics of the past three months
Over the past 12 weeks, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) has closely monitored the impact of COVID-19 on the illicit economy and organized crime. We launched our series of COVID-19-related analysis with an overarching policy brief titled ‘Crime and Contagion: The impact of a pandemic on organized crime’, which outlined the four major ways in which we anticipated the pandemic would affect organized crime. In this three-month period, it has become apparent that COVID-19 is not just a public health emergency but a triple threat that will have far-reaching consequences. It has become simultaneously an economic, governance and security crisis, and one which has struck the entire world in an unprecedented way, leaving no continent or region able to carry on as before. The implications and the legacy of the pandemic are likely to be far-reaching. Read no the round up before it switches from a weekly to a monthly format. Source: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
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