CoronaCrime #11

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. Debate: COVID‐19 and children in India
    The United Nations and its agencies (the World Health Organization and UNICEF), Indian Association For Child and Adolescent Mental Health and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience in India warn about the broader impacts on children and call for urgent action to support the world’s children amidst the pandemic which may have lasting consequences. Source: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  2. COVID-19 impacts on Australian adults’ online activities and attitudes
    This research report explores the impact that COVID-19 has had on Australians’ online activity including digital confidence, negative online experiences, support and training needs. Source: Australian eSafety Commissioner
  3. How COVID-19 is fuelling the trafficking of fake chloroquine in Senegal
    Chloroquine, a drug that some say may treat COVID-19, is in high demand in the Senegalese capital Dakar. The drug was previously used under its trade name Nivaquine to prevent and cure malaria in Africa. But since reports by prominent French microbiologist Didier Raoult and Chinese scientists that chloroquine may be effective in treating the coronavirus, it is highly sought after. Source: ENACT
  4. Concerns COVID-19 could cause rise in serious youth violence
    The social and economic devastation caused by Covid-19 could lead to an increase in serious youth violence in the UK, MPs have warned. A Youth Violence Commission report says incidents of unemployment, homelessness and trauma sparked by pandemic could impact on vulnerable young people. Source: BBC
  5. Violence against Women and COVID-19: Can We Learn from the Pandemic?
    Global lockdowns have exacerbated violence against women yet teach us an important lesson on how to protect women in times of crises. Natalie R. Gill dives into the world of tech and frontier technologies to highlight the importance of women’s right to safe mobility. Source: Urbanet
  6. Will COVID-19 Permanently Change Perceptions of Immigration?
    What the struggle against COVID-19 appears to have highlighted is that, despite a fixation with skill level and salary at both public and policy level in England, migrants of all backgrounds contribute towards the healthy functioning of society. In a life or death situation, previous prejudices seem to be quickly and conveniently forgotten. Source: International Network for Hate Studies
  7. Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Women Safety Software Market - Forecast till 2024
    The recently published market intelligence report on the Global Women Safety Software Market offers an in-depth analysis of segments and sub-segments in the regional and international Women Safety Software market. The research highlights underlying factors such as the impact of restraints, drivers, and macro indicators on the regional and global Women Safety Software market over the short as well as long period of time. Source: Acquire Market Research
  8. Re-imagining cities in the COVID-19 era
    The COVID-19 pandemic is quietly and radically reconfiguring cities around the world. It has already brought several of the world’s global cities to their knees. In addition to the billions of people forced to work remotely are another billion living in slums who depend on the informal economy, have few safety nets and are seeing their incomes and livelihoods upended. With the COVID-19 pandemic now rapidly intensifying in lower- and middle-income cities and neighbourhoods, it is overwhelming under-resourced hospitals, demolishing commerce, shredding remittances, straining digital infrastructure, increasing vulnerability to cyberattacks and intensifying mental health illnesses. Many cities were already facing massive liabilities and revenue shortfalls before the outbreak of the pandemic – yet these are set to intensify dramatically around the world. Source: Global Parliament of Mayors
  9. Recommendations to address Roma in the COVID-19 crisis
    Throughout Europe, most governments have failed to design or implement specific measures to address the vulnerability of Roma during the coronavirus pandemic. With Commissioner’s Dalli statement on the importance of prioritising the protection of fundamental rights and racialised minorities during Covid-19, and the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus and EU Solidarity Fund, Member States were provided the needed support to address the impact of the pandemic crisis on the economy and society, including the most vulnerable. Source: ERGO Network

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