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DW News 20 Apr 2020

UN warns of risks for women during coronavirus lockdowns

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The UN refugee agency UNHCR says coronavirus lockdowns are having a huge negative impact on the lives of displaced women and girls. Women and girls are always especially vulnerable as refugees, but even more with the pandemic.
For survivors of violence and those at risk, what consequences do the COVID-19 lockdown measures have? DW spoke about the issue with Gillian Triggs, assistant high commissioner for protection at UNHCR.


There has been a lot of discussion of police reforms in the US state of New York, with chokeholds now banned as reforms are implemented in other states as well.
While reforms have focused on the individual officer's actions, critics want a more comprehensive look at systemic racism.
New York police unions say they are being targeted as an easy political win, while some activists say it is the unions that are the problem.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York in the US.
Senior Reporter at the HuffPost Zach Carter discusses the challenges conservatives face as the Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana law on abortion clinic restrictions.
The United Nations' special envoy for Syria says he hopes to start the next round of talks between the country's warring sides by late August, as he also warned its economic situation was increasingly desperate.
During a briefing at a virtual session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Geir Pedersen detailed the devastating impact that Syria's economic collapse is having on civilians.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from UN headquarters in New York.
Watch LIVE Security Council meeting on developments and trends in West Africa and the Sahel.

The Security Council discusses the report of the Secretary-General (S/2020/585) on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and highlights progress made in the implementation of the United Nations integrated strategy for the Sahel.

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