CoronaCrime #83

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. Learning Losses from COVID-19 Could Cost this Generation of Students Close to $17 Trillion in Lifetime Earnings
    This generation of students now risks losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings in present value, or about 14 percent of today’s global GDP, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures, according to a new report published by the World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF. The new projection reveals that the impact is more severe than previously thought, and far exceeds the $10 trillion estimates released in 2020. Source: World Bank
  2. The Ignored Pandemic: The Dual Crises of Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19
    Today, we face a setback. The pandemic has seen a reported increase in cases of GBV – especially intimate partner violence – that has led to the loss of lives, injuries, anxiety, emotional distress, and more. During lockdowns, GBV helplines reported an increase by 25-111 percent in calls in some countries, while some others saw a drop. Souce: OXFAM
  3. Adapting Programming in the Context of COVID-19
    This research paper aims to explore and illustrate the ways in which women- and girl-led organizations have adapted and changed their services to meet the needs of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic and the implications of this for the women and girls they support. In brief, the existing systems that support women and girls in every country context have been stretched to their limits. These women-led organizations are providing comprehensive services to their communities, addressing immediate needs, and challenging structural inequalities with even fewer resources and increased workloads. The struggles that women- and girl-led organizations are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic are nothing new; however, they are an illustration yet again of the ways in which women and girls and their organizations are exceedingly neglected in crisis contexts. Source: Voice

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