CoronaCrime #23

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. Joint Statement Inclusive COVID-19 Response & Recovery
    The MMC is calling on national and international politicians to ensure refugees and migrant communities can access COVID-19 support and are included in the recovery efforts. Source: Mayors Migration Council
    App to inform a global understanding of the necessary policies and practices for children’s wellbeing during this COVID-19 pandemic. Join policymakers and practitioners from around the world, working to support children’s wellbeing. Contribute to the study that is designed to help us to better understand the ways practitioners and policymakers protect children, provide for their unique needs, enable their participation in decisions that affect them, and prevent harm, at different stages of the current pandemic. Source: University of Strathclyde Glasgow
  3. Research on violence against children during the COVID-19 pandemic
    A new UNICEF publication, Research on Violence against Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance to inform ethical data collection and evidence generation, addresses key questions on generating VAC evidence that may arise during the pandemic and includes a decision tree (below) to guide those considering conducting research and data collection on VAC during COVID-19. Source: UNICEF
  4. COVID-19 is a further call to fight against inequality
    It turns out that in countries with inadequate social safety nets, rampant inequality, underfunded or non-existent national health systems, and a dominant political creed that divides populations and demonises people for being poor, a single shock to these unjust systems can propel anyone but the super-rich into a downward spiral. Source: Transforming Society
  5. Children of separated parents: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
    Children of separated parents faced particular challenges in moving between parents’ houses, as well as keeping in touch when face-to-face contact was not an option and usual venues for shared activities were closed. Loss of contact with other family members such as grandparents was hard felt, especially where they usually played a part in daily routines. Source: Transforming Society
  6. The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy
    When COVID-19 broke out in March 2020, Italy had not yet fully recovered from the 2008 economic crisis. The long lockdown put a halt to all economic activities, except for a small number of ‘essential’ ones, thereby hitting a country that was already experiencing comparatively high rates of unemployment, temporary work and poverty. Source: Transforming Society

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