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SUNS # 9118 Tuesday 12 May 2020
 
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COVID-19 : The digital divide grows wider amid global lockdown (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The digital divide has become more pronounced than ever amid the global coronavirus lockdown, but experts are concerned that in the current circumstances, this divide, where over 46 percent of the world's population remain without technology or internet access, could grow wider - particularly among women.

COVID-19 : Vulnerable to exploitation by proliferators, terrorists & criminals (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Even during this pandemic, perhaps especially during this pandemic, the global institutions to help prevent the spread of biological and chemical weapons to proliferators or terrorists must continue their work.

Bangladesh : Women taking charge during COVID-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the COVID-19 mayhem carries on in most countries, the role of mothers, daughters, and female caregivers have been affected the most.

Pakistan : Former child bride holds state to account for wrongful imprisonment (PRIV)
(IPS, Karachi)
A former Pakistani child bride, who was wrongly accused of killing her husband at 13 and subsequently spent almost two decades in prison, is making history by being the first victim of a miscarriage of justice to seek compensation from the state, say legal human rights experts.


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