Divine Umukoro says police slashed her tires, slapped her and threatened her for breaking Lagos state's curfew - and also declining to pay a bribe. She found help in a Nigerian non-profit firm that defends people like her from alleged police brutality during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Nneka Chile reports.
As international pressure mounts on China over the treatment of the Muslim Uighur minority, we speak to one woman who says her activism resulted in her sister's detention in Xinjiang. Next, we see how rural women in India are losing out after the Indian government banned video-sharing app TikTok. Finally, we head to Japan where geishas are grappling with Covid-19 social distancing rules – putting tea ceremonies, dancing and singing at risk.
In tonight's edition: The International Monetary Fund says it had approved $4.3 billion in aid to South Africa to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has the largest number of detected Covid-19 cases. Also, Tunisian-French lawyer Gisèle Halimi has died in Paris at the age of 93. The feminist activist, who fought for women's rights in France, initially became known for her struggle in favour of the independence movements in Tunisia and Algeria. And finally we meet Fatou Kiné, one of the few sheep breeders in the Senegalese capital.
This July, one Chinese city tried something new to tackle domestic violence. In Yiwu, people can now consult their partner's criminal record before getting married. The decision comes as the country saw a spike in cases of abuse because of lockdown measures
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about how members of the Nigerian national assembly fight dirty with the minister for labour, Festus Kayamo over the new 774,000 job slot.