Protecting Girls' Education During the Pandemic: Daily Brief

New guide to the risks people with disabilities face in COVID-19 crisis; Polish government pushes for repressive legislation; how will Yemen handle COVID-19 with a broken health system?; Singapore court upholds LGBT discrimination; water scarcity in Harare hampers hygiene efforts; EU members should relocate children from Greek islands, and Greece should free migrant kids in police jails; and Saudi women speak out against abuse.

African governments must adopt and implement, as part of their pandemic responses, measures to ensure that all girls can continue their education.

Here’s a new easy-to-read outline about the risks that people with disabilities face during COVID19.

Poland’s parliament is considering two bills this week – one criminalizes sex education, the other virtually bans access to abortion – and hopes to pass them while citizens cannot come out to protest them due to the COVID lockdown.

Even though only one case of COVID-19 has been reported in Yemen, an outbreak seems inevitable as cases in surrounding countries continue to rise and Yemen’s health care system remains in tatters from the war.

Singapore High Court has dismissed three cases seeking to strike down a colonial-era law that makes consensual gay sex a crime. Activists will appeal this ruling.

Over two million people living in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have no access to uninterrupted water supply, an especially difficult situation during the COVID19 pandemic.

When will European Union member states honor their promises to relocate unaccompanied children migrants from camps on the Greek islands?

And finally, Saudi women courageously continue to resist oppression. They are using social media to speak about sexual harassment, and why they don’t report abuses they face.