5 Things We’re Reading This Week - March 30, 2020

As COVID-19 remains at the center of the global conversation, we’ve seen an increase in articles highlighting how home quarantines can put victims at further risk of violence. However, many articles also highlight resources to assist survivors and prevent violence, such as this positive parenting pack from The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.

 

See below five news stories that caught our attention this week:

1. Can coronavirus teach us how to end violence against children?

 

World Vision, (March 24, 2020): The World Vision Director of Global Campaigns, Elena Gaia, draws comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemic of violence against children, and explains the lessons we can learn from the solutions emerging from the global community in response to the virus.

2. Coronavirus Roils Every Segment of US Child Welfare System

 

New York Times, (March 28, 2020): This news piece covers the challenges faced by child welfare agencies across the U.S. in the face of coronavirus.

3. COVID-19: Children at heightened risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence amidst intensifying containment measures

 

UNICEF, (March 20, 2020): This press release explains how children are at an increased risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence amidst intensifying containment measures.

4. Sierra Leone lifts ban on pregnant girls attending school

 

Reuters, (March 30, 2020): This article delivers the positive news that Sierra Leone overturned a ban on pregnant girls attending school; a victory for human rights activists after a long fight.

5. Africans with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV

 

The Economist, (March 19, 2020): This article covers a public health crisis that Africa has been facing for years: Africans with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV and are less likely to receive treatment. 

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