US domestic violence: Families at risk during the lockdown

The Chicago Police Department has reported an increase in domestic violence-related calls this year, compared with 2019.

The UN secretary-general says there has been a “horrifying surge in domestic violence” since lockdowns were imposed around the world.

Women and girls have found themselves trapped with their abusers without any safe refuge available.

The city of Chicago has forged a partnership between the public and private sectors to address what was already a challenging housing issue.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports.