CoronaCrime #59

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on lives, illness, and economic devastation and it is having diverse effects on violence and crime. Daily Prevention News publishes weekly a Corona Crime Issue dedicated to collect related news and information.

  1. Prevalence and risk factors of violence against women and children during COVID-19 in Germany
    We found that women affected by violence were underutilizing the available support infrastructure. Potential barriers to accessing help services could include perceived stigma or a lack of privacy at home, particularly in the presence of a perpetrator. Source: WHO
  2. Podcast: Why ending racial disparity is vital for COVID-19 recovery
    The COVID-19 pandemic has not affected everyone equally, and people of colour have paid a particularly high price, whether in terms of lives lost among vulnerable frontline workers or higher unemployment and economic hardship or even by being left out of vaccine rollouts. The coronavirus crisis has exposed the need to step up the fight against racism and discrimination, spurred on by global protests and campaigns such as Black Lives Matter, and the OECD is urging policymakers to make sure everyone gets their fair share in the economic recovery phase. Source: OECD
  3. During COVID-19, FGM is on the rise
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, incidences of violence against children and harmful practices increased dramatically in the villages of Upper Egypt. In response, part of this program focuses on encouraging community members, and especially young girls, to report various cases of violence against children in general - and on girls' mutilation and child marriage in particular - by contacting the Child Protection Committees in their districts and the Child Helpline (16000). Source: UNICEF
  4. For Disabled Users, the ‘Open Streets’ of the Pandemic Remain Closed
    Restaurants that claimed sidewalk and street space aren’t leaving room for wheelchair users and others with mobility impairments, say accessibility advocates. Source: Bloomberg CityLab

Please find more information and news about the interlinkages between the Coronavirus, Crime and Violence in German published every Tuesday on our German News Service Tägliche Präventions News.

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