CoronaCrime #18

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. 'The women’s pandemic': How COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women
    Many are calling for a recovery that addresses the unequal burdens faced by women in Canada and around the world: a she-covery that recognizes the importance of supports for parents to the overall economy. Source: Ottawa Citizen
  2. Will the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the SDGs?
    The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, provide an international framework to move by 2030 toward more equitable, peaceful, resilient, and prosperous societies—while living within sustainable planetary boundaries. As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary and a third of the SDG timeline has passed, The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020—prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with experts and international agencies— tells a story of tentative but insufficient progress, and warns of the regressive impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Source: The Lancet
  3. Risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community: a prospective cohort study
    Data for front-line health-care workers and risk of COVID-19 are limited. We sought to assess risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers compared with the general community and the effect of personal protective equipment (PPE) on risk. Source: The Lancet
  4. COVID-19 exacerbates violence against health workers
    More than 600 incidents of violence, harassment, or stigmatisation took place against health-care workers, patients, and medical infrastructure in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a statement on Aug 18. Source: The Lancet
  5. National human rights institutions: guaranteeing fundamental rights compliance during COVID-19 and beyond
    National human rights institutions (NHRIs) are crucial for the protection and promotion of fundamental rights across the EU but their full potential remains untapped, finds a new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It suggests next steps to boost NHRIs’ impact and efficiency, such as providing adequate resources, strong powers and clear mandates in line with the United Nations Paris Principles. Source: EU Fundamental Right Agency
  6. GDCI Webinar: Rethinking School Streets in the Time of COVID-19
    It’s back-to-school season in many parts of the world, and in the midst of ongoing discussions and concerns about what this may mean for children, parents, communities, and education professionals, many school districts are moving forward with full or partial reopening plans. The webinar takes place on September 9th at 8 pm CET. Register here. Source: Global Designing Cities Initiative
  7. Streets for Pandemic. Response & Recovery
    Even 10 years ago, reclaiming streets from cars to create space for people to walk and to bike was considered a radical—almost revolutionary—act. Today, people-focused streets are a proven global best practice and the first-line response for transportation and transit agencies during the COVID-19 crisis, from Berlin to Brussels to Bogotá and from Minneapolis to Mexico City to Milan. Source: Global Designing Cities Initiative
  8. Criminal Governance Under Coronavirus: How Colombian Groups Seized the Day
    The coronavirus pandemic sparked a shift in Colombia as criminal actors nationwide sought to profit from the sudden change in conditions, the refocusing of state priorities and distracted security forces. Five months into quarantine, the country’s criminal landscape has evolved, although the long-term consequences are difficult to predict. Source: InSightCrime
  9. Peru Hospital Staff Extort Families to Identify Coronavirus Victims
    Amidst Peru’s coronavirus crisis, hospital workers are demanding bribes from relatives to confirm deceased victims’ identities and arrange illegal funerals, revealing yet more opportunities for criminal profit made possible by the pandemic. Source: InSightCrime
  10. Opioid overdoses spike in the shadow of Covid-19
    Overdose deaths are surging during the pandemic, but proposals to prevent fatalities through supervised drug use are facing new obstacles. Source: The Bloomberg CityLab

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