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Peace and Pandemics: How COVID-19 Will Impact Violence and What We Can do About It

Author: Rachel Locke

Publication Date: March 2020

Summary: As the world prepares for and responds to the direct health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, those of us who work on reducing violence and preventing conflict are also bracing. The coronavirus pandemic is already producing knock-on effects for safety at the individual level, the community level, and – potentially – at the international level.

Recognizing and naming the risks we face is imperative, as is highlighting the positive steps being taken to reinforce peaceful resilience, to remind ourselves of our common humanity, and to re-invest in the international systems of cooperation that are more critical now than at any time in the past decade. This article highlights six areas we should be prioritizing from a conflict and violence perspective, followed by a roadmap to help us chart a pathway forward.

To access this resource, please click here: “Peace and Pandemics: How COVID-19 Will Impact Violence and What We Can do About It


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