CoronaCrime #10

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.

  1. U.N. Finally Endorses a COVID Cease-fire: Will it Make a Difference?
    After months of negotiation and diplomatic wrangling, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) on July 1 unanimously adopted resolution 2532, endorsing U.N. Secretary-General Guterres’ late March call for a global cease-fire. Coming months after the secretary-general’s original cease-fire call and the global spread of the pandemic, will the resolution help bring peace? Source: United States Institute of Peace
  2. We Can Make the Post-Coronavirus World a Much Less Violent Place
    The pandemic has decreased some kinds of crime and increased others. But the world is much safer than it used to be, and we know how to make it even safer. Source: Foreign Policy
  3. After COVID-19, a future for the world's children?
    In February 2020, the WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission's report A Future for the World's Children? examined threats facing children—from climate change and related crises of poverty, migration, and malnutrition; commercial marketing of harmful substances; and across all sectors, from unsafe roads and hazardous housing to inadequate education and social protection. The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating many of these threats, jeopardising child welfare gains, and causing a global economic crisis in which children will be prime casualties. Yet recovery and adaptation to COVID-19 can be used to build a better world for children and future generations. Source: The WHO–UNICEF– Lancet Commissioners
  4. Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls
    Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems have been overwhelmed. Economies have been shuttered. And women and girls have been disproportionately affected, with sexual and reproductive health services being curtailed and gender-based violence on the rise. Source: UNFPA
  5. Canadians' perceptions of personal safety since COVID-19
    Perception of safety is an internationally recognized indicator of a nation's well-being. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, most Canadians reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with their personal safety from crime. Among citizens of countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canadians tend to feel among the safest. Furthermore, over the past two decades, the general trends in many self-reported measures of safety have shown that Canadians feel safer than they did in the past. Source: Statistics Canada
  6. 8 things public servants have learned from Covid-19
    Apolitical asked public servants what they've learned from Covid-19 so far, and what their priorities for recovery are. Apolitical produced a video clip with the answers. Source: Apolitical
  7. COVID-19: What are the biggest risks to society in the next 18 months?
    As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, no part of society seems to be left unscathed. Fears are surmounting around the economy’s health, and dramatic changes in life as we know it are also underway.
    In today’s graphic, we use data from a World Economic Forum survey of 347 risk analysts on how they rank the likelihood of major risks we face in the aftermath of the pandemic. What are the most likely risks for the world over the next year and a half? Source: World Economic Forum
  8. COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence: Workplace Risks and Responses
    This guidance note seeks to inform employers about the heightened risks of gender-based violence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and outline ways in which employers can address these risks, improve employee and community well-being, and create a safe and resilient workplace. Source: ICF
  9. From global coordination to local strategies: a practical approach to prevent, address, and document domestic violence under COVID-19
    This guide is intended for policymakers, service providers, civil society organizations, and journalists and, among other recommendations, calls for these actors to ensure intersectionality in addressing domestic violence during the pandemic, including at the intersection of gender and disability. Available in ArabicFrenchKurdishSpanish, and Swahili. Source: MADRE
  10. Technical Guidance: Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19
    This document provides guidance on how to safely deliver gender-based violence (GBV) services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This document is one of a series of three technical guidance documents developed by Pathfinder that can be used to support the adaptation of essential sexual and reproductive health care during the COVID-19. The documents offer guidance to ministries of health, policymakers, service providers, and other implementing partners on how to continue to safely deliver family planning, comprehensive abortion care, and GBV services during COVID-19. Source: Pathfinder International
  11. COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons
    By June 6, 2020, there had been 42 107 cases of COVID-19 and 510 deaths among 1 295 285 prisoners with a case rate of 3251 per 100 000 prisoners. The COVID-19 case rate for prisoners was 5.5 times higher than the US population case rate of 587 per 100 000. Source: Jama Network

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